Herbst Theatre

Herbst Theatre

Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue
(at McAllister)
San Francisco

Herbst Theatre is part of the War Memorial Performing Arts Center and across the street from City Hall on Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. An 892-seat recital hall, Herbst Theatre is the venue used most often for San Francisco Performances’ events, offering a great opportunity to see world-class artists in an intimate setting.

If you have questions about the Herbst Theatre regarding its rentals or other performances, please contact the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center at (415) 621-6600 or visit their website.


Traffic Alert!

The Van Ness Improvement Project has begun and extensive construction and the removal of left turns on Van Ness Avenue will greatly change travel times to this venue. We strongly encourage all patrons to plan ahead and allow extra travel time. More information…


The largest parking lots in the area are the Performing Arts Garage on Grove Street at Gough and the Civic Center Garage on McAllister between Polk and Larkin.

Seating Chart

Transit Information

The MUNI Van Ness Station is only about 4 blocks south of the hall. MUNI lines 47 and 49 run along Van Ness Avenue and pass directly by the theater. The nearest BART station is Civic Center. Upon exiting the station follow Grove Street away from Market Street (west) for three blocks. Cross Van Ness Avenue on Grove Street then turn to the right (north) and walk to McAllister Street, the Theatre will be on your left at McAllister.