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San Francisco Live Theaters & Current Shows

If you’re looking for a night out on the town, consider one of the many San Francisco live theaters. From big-name productions to smaller independent companies, there’s something for everyone. And if you need help deciding which show to see, we’ve got you covered there, too.

So, check out some of our favorite San Francisco live theater venues and the current shows playing in each one. We promise you won’t be disappointed! Oh, and don’t leave before you get to the end, as we wrap with a free tickets surprise.


Three of Our Favorite San Francisco Live Theaters

Check out a few of the best theaters San Francisco has to offer. But three is just the beginning, as we’ve also got a list of more than 150 San Francisco live theaters and theater troupes.

San Francisco Playhouse, San Francisco live theaters

San Francisco Playhouse

One of the best theatres in Bay Area resides on the second floor of the Kensington Park Hotel in the Union Square Theater District. The beautiful 199-seat San Francisco Playhouse gives audiences the best of both worlds.

It’s an intimate venue hosting productions on par with the most prestigious theatres in the US. This is a theater where no seat is more than 14 rows from the stage. And, with nine productions and 400+ performances annually, you’re sure to find something that piques your interest.


Alcazar Theatre, theatres in Bay Area

Alcazar Theatre

Pretty much anything goes at the Alcazar Theatre from plays and musicals to comedy and cabaret. The current 500-seat theatre in the Bay area also has an extensive history. Its Geary Street location started as a Shriner’s Temple back in 1917 and remained until 1970.

Although the first Alcazar Theatre resided on O’Farrell Street, the Temple was converted to a theater in 1976 to accommodate the move. In 1989, the theatre received San Francisco Historical Landmark status. So, when you catch a show at the Alcazar be sure to arrive early and take a look around.


Orpheum Theatre, Orpheum San Francisco, Theatres in Bay Area

Orpheum Theatre

The Orpheum Theatre is one of the most historic and best theaters in San Francisco. Built as the Pantages movie house back when it first opened in 1926, this beautifully restored venue has seen many transformations over time and still crafts an unforgettable show every night!

The Orpheum seats just under 2,200 for some of the most in-demand shows in the US, like its two-year run of Wicked in 2009 and 2010. Like the Alcazar, the Orpheum is also a San Francisco Historical Landmark.


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Theatres in Bay Area (& Performers, Too!)

San Francisco Live Theaters and CompaniesAddressCityPhoneWebsite
42Nd Street Moon250 Van Ness AvenueSan Francisco(415) 255-8207https://42ndstmoon.org
Academy Of Arts And Sciences555 Portola DrSan Francisco(415) 695-5700https://www.sfusd.edu/school/ruth-asawa-san-francisco-school-arts
Afrosolo Theatre Company762 Fulton St Ste 303San Francisco(415) 771-2376http://events.afrosolo.org
Alcazar Theatre650 Geary StSan Francisco(415) 441-6655https://www.alcazarsf.com
Alhambra Theatre2330 Polk StSan Franciscohttp://cinematreasures.org/theaters/2247
American Conservatory Theater1117 Market StSan Francisco(415) 439-2379https://www.act-sf.org
Audium1616 Bush StSan Francisco(415) 771-1616https://www.audium.org
Bal Theatre14808 E 14Th StSan Leandro(510) 614-1224https://www.baltheatre.com
Balboa Theater3630 Balboa StSan Francisco(415) 221-8184https://www.cinemasf.com
Bats Improv TheatreFort Mason CtrSan Francisco(415) 474-8935https://www.improv.org
Bay Area Childrens Theatre221 4th StSan Francisco(510) 296-4433https://bactheatre.org
Bay Area Dinner Show2140 Clement StSan Francisco(415) 244-2700https://bayareadinnershow.com
Bay Area Rainbow Symphony2261 Market St # 178aSan Francisco(415) 578-4652https://bars-sf.org
Bayfront Theater16 Marina BlvdSan Francisco(415) 474-6776http://www.improv.org
Beach Blanket Babylon678 Green StSan Francisco(415) 421-4222http://www.beachblanketbabylon.com
Benicia Old Town Theatre Group347 Golden Slopes CtBenicia(707) 746-1269https://beniciatheatregroup.org
Beverly Hills Playhouse414 Mason St #502San Francisco(415) 449-1919https://www.bhplayhouse.com
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium99 Grove StSan Francisco(415) 624-8900https://billgrahamcivic.com
Bing Concert Hall327 Lasuen MallStanford(650) 724-2464https://live.stanford.edu
Blue Shield Of California Theater At Ybca700 Howard StSan Franciscohttps://ybca.org/blue-shield-of-california-theater
Boxcar Theatre644 BroadwaySan Francisco(415) 967-2227https://www.thespeakeasysf.com
Brava Theater Center2781 24th StSan Francisco(415) 641-7657https://www.brava.org
Brick & Mortar Music Hall1710 Mission StSan Francisco(323) 651-1582https://www.brickandmortarmusic.com
Broadway By The Bay851 Burlway RdBurlingame(650) 579-5565https://bbbay.org
Broadway Studios435 Broadway StSan Francisco(415) 272-2743https://www.broadwaystudios.com/contact
Buriel Clay Memorial Theater762 Fulton StSan Francisco(415) 762-2071https://www.african-americanshakes.org
California Conservatory Theatre999 E 14Th StSan Leandro(510) 632-8850http://www.cct-sl.org
Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall50 Oak StSan Francisco(415) 503-6275https://sfcm.edu
Children's Discovery Museum Of San Jose180 Woz WaySan Jose(408) 298-5437https://www.cdm.org
Children's Theatre Association Of San Francisco3450 Sacramento St PMB 442San Francisco(415) 248-2677http://www.ctasf.org
Climate Theater470 Florida StSan Francisco(415) 704-3260http://climatetheater.org
Coastal Repertory Theatre1167 Main StHalf Moon Bay(650) 726-0998http://www.coastalrep.com
Comedy On The SquareSan Francisco(415) 646-0776http://comedyonthesquare.com
Cornerstone2367 Shattuck AveBerkeley(510) 214-8600https://cornerstoneberkeley.com
Cowell Theater2 Marina BlvdSan Franciscohttps://fortmason.org/venue/cowell-theater
Creativity Theater221 4th StSan Francisco(415) 820-3341http://creativitytheater.org
Crowded Fire Theater Company1695 18th St C101 AnxSan Francisco(415) 523-0034http://www.crowdedfire.org/about
Cultural Odyssey762 Fulton StSan Francisco(415) 292-1850http://www.culturalodyssey.org
Curran Theatre445 Geary StSan Francisco(415) 358-1220https://sfcurran.com
Davies Symphony Hall201 Van Ness AveSan Francisco(415) 864-6000https://www.sfsymphony.org
Delancey Street Theatre600 The EmbarcaderoSan Franciscohttp://www.delanceystreetfoundation.org
Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion66 Page StSan Francisco(415) 558-2000https://www.internationalsf.org
Diego Rivera Theater At City College Of San Francisco Ocean Campus50 Phelan AveSan Francisco(415) 239-3000https://www.ccsf.edu
Dolby Theater1275 Market StSan Francisco(415) 558-0200https://www.dolby.com/us/en/create/art.html
Dragon Productions Theatre Co.2120 Broadway StRedwood City(650) 298-9165https://dragonproductions.net
Drunk Theatre144 Taylor StSan Francisco(318) 598-9509https://www.drunktheatrecompany.com
Empress EventsPier 39 Suite Hm14San Francisco(415) 332-3291https://www.empressevents.com
Empress Theatre330 Virginia StVallejo(707) 552-2400https://empresstheatre.org
Endgames Training Center2989 Mission StSan Francisco(415) 854-2262https://endgamesimprov.com
Exitheatre156 Eddy StSan Francisco(415) 931-1094https://www.theexit.org/contact
Feinstein's At The Nikko222 Mason StSan Francisco(415) 394-1188https://www.feinsteinssf.com
Fogg Theatre582 Grove StSan Francisco(415) 241-0205http://www.foggtheatre.org
Four Star Theatre2340 Chestnut StSan Francisco(415) 666-3488https://www.lntsf.com/contact
Fox Theater1807 Telegraph AveOakland(510) 302-2250https://thefoxoakland.com
Gabriel Navia1630 Powell StSan Francisco(415) 530-1636https://www.gabrielnavia.com
Generation TheatreFort Mason Ctr Bldg CSan Francisco(415) 800-4464https://www.generationtheatre.com
Golden Gate Performing Arts170 Valencia StSan Francisco(800) 984-2653https://www.sfgmc.org
Golden Gate Theater1182 Market St Ste 200San Francisco(415) 551-2050https://www.broadwaysf.com/online/default.asp
Golden Thread Productions1695 18th St Ste C101San Francisco(415) 626-4061https://goldenthread.org
Great American Music Hall859 Ofarrell StSan Francisco(415) 885-0750https://gamh.com/contact
Herbst Theatre401 Van Ness AvenueSan Francisco(415) 621-6600http://www.cardpostage.com
Hillbarn Theatre1285 E Hillsdale BlvdFoster City(650) 349-6411https://www.hillbarntheatre.org
Jarvis Conservatory1711 Main StNapa(707) 255-5445http://jarvisconservatory.com
Jump Theatre Company1125 Stanyan St Ste 2San Francisco(415) 246-3224http://www.jumptheatre.net
Lamplighters Music Theatre469 Bryant StSan Francisco(415) 227-4797https://lamplighters.org/about
Left Coast Theatre Company930 Sutter St Apt 301San Franciscohttps://lctc-sf.org
Life Theatre Service658 Green StSan Francisco(415) 433-3755https://www.lifetheatre.com
Linda Bulgo's Musical Productions236 West Portal Ave # 134San Francisco(415) 632-1667https://lindabulgosmusicalproductions.com
Little Boxes Theater1661 Tennessee StSan Francisco(415) 603-0061https://little-boxes-theater.business.site
Longshoreman s Hall400 N Point StSan Francisco(415) 776-8100https://ilaunion.org
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre762 Fulton StreetSan Francisco(415) 474-8800https://www.lhtsf.org
Lucie Stern Community Theatre1305 Middlefield Rd Ste 1Palo Alto(650) 463-4900https://www.cityofpaloalto.org/home
Magic Theatre2 Marina Blvd Fort Mason Center Building DSan Francisco(415) 441-8001http://magictheatre.org
Marin Theatre397 Miller AveMill Valley(415) 388-5208http://www.marintheatre.org
Marina Theatre2149 Chestnut StSan Francisco(415) 345-1323https://www.lntsf.com
Marrakech Magic Theater419 Ofarrell StSan Francisco(415) 794-6893https://www.sanfranciscomagictheater.com
Masquers Playhouse Inc105 Park PlRichmond(510) 232-3888https://www.masquers.org
Metro Llc2055 Union StSan Francisco(415) 921-5610https://www.metrotheatres.com
Midsummer Mozart Festival760 Market StreetSan Francisco(415) 627-9141http://www.cardpostage.com
Mildred Owen Concert Hall1220 Linda Mar BlvdPacifica(650) 355-1882https://pacificaperformances.org
Moment Improv Theatre533 Sutter StSan Francisco(415) 697-1361https://momentimprov.com
Music At Kohl Mansion2750 Adeline DrBurlingame(650) 762-1130https://musicatkohl.org
Musical Theatre Works58 W Portal AveSan Francisco(415) 689-4413https://musicaltheatreworks.org
Napa Valley Opera House1030 Main StNapa(707) 226-7372http://www.nvoh.org
New Conservatory Theatre CenterNew Conservatory Theatre CenteSan Francisco(415) 861-8972https://www.nctcsf.org
Northside Theatre Co.848 E William StSan Jose(408) 288-7820https://www.northsidetheatre.com
Notorious1655 Polk StSan Francisco(415) 447-4730https://www.notorioussf.com
Nourse Theater275 Hayes StSan Francisco(415) 392-4400https://www.cityarts.net
Novato Theater Company5420 Nave DrNovato(415) 883-4498http://www.novatotheatercompany.org
O'farrell Theatre895 Ofarrell StSan Francisco(415) 776-6686http://www.ofarrell.com
Odc Theater3153 17th StSan Francisco(415) 863-6606https://www.odc.dance
Off Broadway West Theatre Company414 Mason St Ste FL6San Francisco(415) 407-3214http://www.offbroadwaywest.org
Old First Concerts1751 Sacramento StSf(415) 474-1608https://www.oldfirstconcerts.org
Omni Foundation For The Performing Arts236 West Portal Ave Ste 1San Francisco(415) 242-4500https://omniconcerts.com
Oriki Theatre2496 Wyandotte StMountain View(650) 968-1598http://oriki.org
Orpheum Theater1192 Market StSan Franciscohttp://orpheum-theater.com
Palace Of Fine Arts Theatre3301 Lyon StSan Francisco(415) 563-6504https://palaceoffinearts.com
Palo Alto Players1305 Middlefield RdPalo Alto(650) 329-0891https://paplayers.org
Parallele Ensemble Corporation44 Page StSan Francisco(415) 626-6279https://operaparallele.org
Paramount Theatre2025 BroadwayOakland(510) 465-6400https://www.paramountoakland.org
Paul Dresher Ensemble333 Valencia StSan Francisco(415) 558-9540http://www.dresherensemble.org
Performing Arts Center Tours401 Van Ness Ave Ste 102San Francisco(415) 552-8338https://sfwarmemorial.org
Playhouse In San Anselmo27 Kensington RdSan Anselmo(415) 456-8555https://www.playhousesananselmo.org
Playwrights Foundation1616 16th St Ste 350San Francisco(415) 626-2176https://playwrightsfoundation.org/contact
Pocket Opera469 Bryant StSan Francisco(415) 972-8934https://pocketopera.org
Post Street Theatre609 Sutter StSan Francisco(415) 321-2910https://marinesmemorial.org
Prescott Circus Theatre800 Pine StOakland(510) 967-0355http://www.prescottcircus.org/blog
Presidio Theatre99 Moraga AveSan Francisco(415) 960-3949https://www.presidiotheatre.org/visit-us
Project Artaud499 Alabama StSan Francisco(415) 621-4240https://projectartaud.org
Ray Of Light Theatre2961 16th StSan Francisco(415) 690-7658http://rayoflighttheatre.com
San Francisco Ballet455 Franklin StSan Francisco(415) 865-2000https://www.sfballet.org
San Francisco Bay Area Theater147 Judson AveSan Francisco(415) 586-9289http://www.sfbatco.org
San Francisco Children's Musical Theater1420 Harrison StSan Francisco(415) 580-1811https://www.sfcmt.com
San Francisco Contemporary Music Players2443 Fillmore St # 380-8738San Francisco(650) 525-6288https://sfcmp.org
San Francisco Heritage2007 Franklin StSan Francisco(415) 441-3000https://www.sfheritage.org
San Francisco Lyric218 Randall StSf(415) 550-7000http://sflyric.org
San Francisco Lyric Chorus700 Rolph StSan Francisco(415) 721-4077http://sflc.org/contact/contactus.htm
San Francisco Magic Parlor433 Powell StSan Francisco(925) 852-8655http://www.sanfranciscomagicparlor.com
San Francisco Mime Troupe855 Treat AveSan Francisco(415) 285-1717https://www.sfmt.org/mural-restoration
San Francisco Opera301 Van Ness AveSan Francisco(415) 864-3330https://sfwmpac.org
San Francisco Performances500 Sutter St Ste 710San Francisco(415) 398-6449https://sfperformances.org
San Francisco Playhouse588 Sutter St Ste 318San Francisco(415) 677-9596http://www.sfplayhouse.org
San Francisco Shakespeare FestivalPO Box 460937San Francisco(415) 558-0888http://www.sfshakes.org
San Francisco Sound Wave Chorus850 Judah StSan Francisco(415) 292-4794https://www.sfsoundwave.com
San Francisco War Memorial260 Golden Gate AveSan Francisco(415) 558-3669https://sfwarmemorial.org
San Francisco Youth Theatre1446 Market StSan Francisco(415) 571-1234https://sfyouththeatre.org/en/home
San Francisco: Kularts1010 Mission StSan Francisco(415) 239-0249https://www.kularts-sf.org
San Jose Childrens Musical528 Race StSan Jose(408) 938-3537https://www.cmtsj.org
Sfjazz Center201 Franklin StSan Francisco(866) 920-5299https://www.sfjazz.org/visit/sfjazz-center
Shadowlight Productions22 Chattanooga StSan Francisco(415) 648-4461https://www.shadowlight.org/aboutus
Shelton Theater533 Sutter StSan Francisco(415) 882-9100http://sheltontheater.org
Shn Golden Gate Theatre1 Taylor StSan Francisco(888) 746-1799http://www.goldengatetheatresf.com
Sister Caroline Collins Theater1100 Ellis StSan Francisco(415) 775-6626https://www.sfcv.org
Slim's Presents859 O’Farrell StSan Francisco(415) 255-0333http://musichallsf.com
Southside Theater - Ft Mason Ctr2 Marina BlvdSan Francisco(415) 345-7500https://fortmason.org
Stage Werx446 Valencia StSan Francisco(415) 517-3581https://www.stagewerx.org
Stagebridge2501 Harrison StOakland(510) 444-4755http://www.stagebridge.org
Steve Silver Productions470 Columbus Ave Ste 204San Francisco(415) 421-4284http://beachblanketbabylon.com
Studio TheatreHolloway AveSan Francisco(415) 405-2849https://theatredance.sfsu.edu
Style Bay Area Ktwo536 Lake Park AveOakland(510) 250-9434http://www.bayareaproductions.com
Sunset Music & Arts1750 29th AveSan Francisco(415) 564-2324http://sunsetarts.wordpress.com
Supporters | 3Girls Theatre1034 Kearny StSan Francisco(415) 891-7941https://www.3girlstheatre.org/sponsors
Sweetwater Music Hall19 Corte Madera AveMill Valley(415) 388-3850http://www.sweetwatermusichall.com
Sydney Goldstein Theater275 Hayes StSan Francisco(415) 563-2463https://www.cityarts.net/theater
Teatro ZinzanniOn The Embarcadero Pier 29San Francisco(415) 438-2668http://zinzanni.com
Terra Nova Theater1450 Terra Nova BlvdPacifica(650) 550-7600http://www.terranova-highschool.com
The Actors Theatre533 Sutter StSan Francisco(415) 296-9182https://www.campyatc.com
The Castro Theatre429 Castro StSan Francisco(415) 621-6120https://www.castrotheatre.com
The Cutting Ball Theater277 Taylor StSan Francisco(415) 292-4700https://cuttingball.com
The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show333 Battery StSan Francisco(866) 496-0535https://www.thedinnerdetective.com
The Gateway Theatre215 Jackson StSan Francisco(415) 255-8207https://42ndstmoon.org/gateway
The Independent628 Divisadero StSan Francisco(415) 771-1421http://theindependentsf.com/contact
The Kanbar Performing Arts Center44 Page StSan Francisco(415) 863-1752https://www.sfgirlschorus.org
The Marsh1062 Valencia StSan Francisco(415) 641-0235https://themarsh.org
The Midway Sf900 Marin StSan Francisco(408) 316-4641https://themidwaysf.com
The New Parish579 18Th StOakland(510) 444-7474https://thenewparish.com
The Pear Avenue Theatre1110 La Avenida StMountain View(650) 254-1148https://www.thepear.org
The Rabbit Hole Theater800 Diamond StSan Francisco(415) 525-4085https://therabbitholetheater.com
The Warfield Theatre982 Market StSan Francisco(415) 345-0900https://www.thewarfieldtheatre.com
Theater4life222 Plymouth AveSan Franciscohttp://www.theater4life.org
Theatre Flamenco Of San Francisco670 S Van Ness AveSan Francisco(415) 872-9122https://www.theatreflamenco.org
Theatre Of Yugen2840 Mariposa StSan Francisco(415) 621-0507http://www.theatreofyugen.org
Theatre Rhinoceros1360 Mission StSan Francisco(415) 552-4100http://therhino.org
Thrillpeddlers575 10th StSan Francisco(415) 377-4202http://thrillpeddlers.com
Tides Theatre533 Sutter StSan Francisco(415) 399-1322http://www.tidestheatre.org
Un-Scripted Theater Company533 Sutter StSan Francisco(415) 322-8738https://www.un-scripted.com
Voices Of Music127 Downey StSan Francisco(415) 260-4687http://voicesofmusic.org/index.html
We Players54 PierSan Francisco(415) 547-0189http://www.weplayers.org
Weigand Theater2001 37th AveSan Francisco(415) 731-7500https://www.siprep.org
Young Performers Theatre2 Marina BlvdSan Francisco(415) 346-5550https://www.ypt.org
Z Space450 Florida StSan Francisco(415) 626-0453http://www.zspace.org

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