People tend to check in during these times:
Check out the balcony on the top floor, it's a great view
Avoid the traffic, tolls, and the $$ parking garage fees - take BART to Civic Center station and walk four blocks west to the hall. You'll arrive in a better mood.
Ever wonder what those seats facing the conductor are like? Easy enough to check 'em out - they're only $15 and available for most concerts (if it's a choral work, the chorus uses the terrace).
order your drinks for intermission BEFORE the concert starts, and they'll be waiting for you at a table. Then you can people watch to your heart's content.
Rush tickets ($20) are available for some concerts. Call the hotline number: 415-503-5577
Try the Yo-Yo Ma. It's seasonal, but very nice
Order a yummy cocktail at the bar just before the concert starts, and the bartender will have it ready for you when intermission starts.
Go for tickets in the second tier. They are great seats and it's a heck of a stair work out to get all the way up there.
Don't miss the Symphony Store located above the box office for CDs, DVDs and fun, quality unique music related gifts.
Michael Tilson Thomas is a god. MTT conducting anything = pure magic
Volunteer! The Symphony is always seeking enthusiastic volunteers, and it's a great group of people. Call 415-503-5500 and tell 'em you're interested.
During intermission, check out the balcony on the top floor. Gorgeous view up & down Van Ness Ave at night.
Afterward, go to doors at either end of lobby and take the stairs. It's not fancy, but metal evacuation stairs are the fastest way out to Grove or Van Ness. (It's fully allowed.)
Take a tour of the hall. Tours are offered for $5 every Monday (except holidays), every hour on the hour, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Just $3 for seniors & students. Call 415-552-8338.
One of the best venues here in San Francisco when you're looking for a place to enjoy classical symphonic music
the bathrooms on lower floor near Hayes/VanNess are rarely crowded
Following select concerts, stick around for Davies After Hours and enjoy a cocktail more good music
$15 tickets in the center terrace for most concerts! Bargain!
38 muni picks up and drops off across the street
Loge seats are fantastic! Grab a pre-symphony @ Absinthe.
"Sing Out!, Davies", it's really nice event. Will join next time again.
Don't sit on the top floor if you're afraid of heights...it may make you feel a tad dizzy/queasy.
Beautiful venue and a great place for a reception afterwards.
Free Sennheiser listening devices are available for the hearing-impaired, free of charge (at the coat check room).
Two cocktails and a bottle of water was 30 bucks. Go to the bars in the neighborhood before.
Listen and enjoy!
Probably the best seatingnof any "theatre" in San Francisco.
Save the date and join us for Chinese New Year.
All the seats are great here!
You can pre-order your intermission drink before the show.
Go to opening night and stay for the after party!
Order your drinks before the concert starts. Or, book to the bar once the lights come up at intermission.
Terrace seats are great for programs that don't feature soloists. Otherwise, sit in the main theater, as you won't be able to hear the solo.
Ticket sale for winter concerts starting at just $20. Offer is through Jan 24th.