Herbst Theatre

Herbst Theatre

Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Avenue
(at McAllister)
San Francisco
(415) 677-0325

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.


Traveling by Car


Rideshare services generally pick up and drop off at the corner of McAllister and Van Ness.


We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

Other Parking Options

Public Transit

The Veterans Building is a short walk from the Civic Center BART and MUNI stations as well as the Van Ness MUNI station. MUNI’s 49 bus line runs along Van Ness and passes directly by the theater; the 5 bus runs along McAllister and passes the theater.

In the Neighborhood


Enjoy a quick bite or dine leisurely. Here are a few places in Hayes Valley that our patrons frequent:


Have a drink before or after the show at these neighborhood gems:

Seating Chart

Health and Safety

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems have been reviewed and upgraded where necessary to meet the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Air changes per hour are carefully monitored to ensure the safest possible audience environment. MERV-13 or higher filters are in place. Restrooms have been upgraded with no-touch handwashing and will be cleaned multiple times prior to the performance. Enhanced theatre cleaning practices are also in place.