Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall

201 Van Ness Ave (btwn Grove & Hayes St), San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
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    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed–Sat
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 1:00 PM–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
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  • San Francisco Symphony

    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.

    San Francisco Symphony · December 3, 2009
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  • Bernard

    Check out the balcony on the top floor, it's a great view

    Bernard · July 13, 2009
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  • San Francisco Symphony

    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).

    San Francisco Symphony · April 7, 2010
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  • Emily L.

    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.

    Emily Limon · October 25, 2009
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  • San Francisco Symphony

    Shop the SF Symphony store for a good selection of music, books, gifts and special items you won't find anywhere else. Plus, the complete SF Symphony Mahler cycle is available here. Now open M-F 11-4. Read more

    San Francisco Symphony · April 7, 2010
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  • San Francisco Symphony

    Rush tickets ($20) are available for some concerts. Call the hotline number: 415-503-5577

    San Francisco Symphony · April 7, 2010
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  • San Francisco Symphony

    Order a yummy cocktail at the bar just before the concert starts, and the bartender will have it ready for you when intermission starts.

    San Francisco Symphony · April 7, 2010
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  • Kirby L.

    Try the Yo-Yo Ma. It's seasonal, but very nice

    Kirby L · January 27, 2010
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  • San Francisco Symphony

    Davies After Hours is part performance, part after-party. After certain concerts, musicians play in a nightclub-style setting. Free to ticketholders. Read more

    San Francisco Symphony · April 7, 2010
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  • Amanda S.

    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.

    Amanda S · April 11, 2011
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  • San Francisco Symphony

    You can hear one of the most accomplished youth orchestras in the world right here - the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. Read more

    San Francisco Symphony · April 8, 2010
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  • jeannette g.

    Don't miss the Symphony Store located above the box office for CDs, DVDs and fun, quality unique music related gifts.

    jeannette garbarini-walters · December 4, 2009
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  • San Francisco Symphony

    New to classical music, or interested in the music of one favorite composer? Try the Summer & the Symphony series, with programs on Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and the Russians. Read more

    San Francisco Symphony · April 7, 2010
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  • Margarita D.

    Michael Tilson Thomas is a god. MTT conducting anything = pure magic

    Margarita Diaz · July 8, 2011
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  • San Francisco Symphony

    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.

    San Francisco Symphony · April 7, 2010
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  • Melissa D.

    During intermission, check out the balcony on the top floor. Gorgeous view up & down Van Ness Ave at night.

    Melissa Dagdagan · November 18, 2011
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  • Joe G.

    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.)

    Joe Gratz · April 27, 2010
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  • SFist

    Will you please, at the very least, wear a nice pair of pants, dress shoes, and a button-up shirt, for F** sake, when going to the symphony. It's bad enough we see tank tops and shorts at the Orpheum. Read more

    SFist · August 3, 2014
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  • San Francisco Symphony

    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.

    San Francisco Symphony · April 8, 2010
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  • San Francisco Symphony

    Get a group of friends or colleagues together and go hear a San Francisco Symphony concert. Groups of 10 or more get 20% off the single ticket price. Call 415-503-5311. Read more

    San Francisco Symphony · April 7, 2010
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  • Dona Mari N.

    Wonderful experience

    Dona Mari Nolasco · March 11, 2014
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  • Bennett W.

    One of the best venues here in San Francisco when you're looking for a place to enjoy classical symphonic music

    Bennett Wong · September 22, 2013
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  • Half Pint P.

    Insanely beautiful

    Half Pint Pro · June 17, 2013
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  • Leanne W.

    the bathrooms on lower floor near Hayes/VanNess are rarely crowded

    Leanne Waldal · November 29, 2012
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  • Tim C.

    Following select concerts, stick around for Davies After Hours and enjoy a cocktail more good music

    Tim Carless · March 15, 2012
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  • Emily L.

    $15 tickets in the center terrace for most concerts! Bargain!

    Emily Limon · October 21, 2011
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  • Elif

    PIXAR IN CONCERT is perfect!!

    Elif · July 20, 2014
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  • Kelly .

    38 muni picks up and drops off across the street

    Kelly 🍰 · June 9, 2013
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  • Paul L.

    Loge seats are fantastic! Grab a pre-symphony @ Absinthe.

    Paul Lancaster · October 6, 2012
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  • Masahito K.

    "Sing Out!, Davies", it's really nice event. Will join next time again.

    Masahito Kagawa · November 21, 2011
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  • Kyle M.

    Best seating in the orchestra -- anywhere in the orchestra. Read more

    Kyle Minor · September 27, 2011
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  • Kenny L.

    Don't sit on the top floor if you're afraid of heights...it may make you feel a tad dizzy/queasy.

    Kenny Liao · June 13, 2011
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  • Jason S.

    Beautiful venue and a great place for a reception afterwards.

    Jason Su · May 22, 2011
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  • San Francisco Symphony

    Free Sennheiser listening devices are available for the hearing-impaired, free of charge (at the coat check room).

    San Francisco Symphony · April 8, 2010
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  • Andrey K.

    Home Alone with orchestra is fantastic

    Andrey Klen · December 13, 2014
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  • Kylie F.

    The symphony with Disney. Sadly dissapointing. More like a kids pantomime

    Kylie F · December 9, 2014
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  • Gerard R.

    Wear semi/formal/casual but breathable clothing, as it may get relatively warm inside.

    Gerard Reyes · December 1, 2014
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  • Papi

    Great music!

    Papi · October 26, 2014
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  • Gunz

    Be sure to order your intermission drinks at the bar before the show.

    Gunz · September 29, 2014
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  • Peggy R.

    Symphony !

    Peggy Ryan · September 7, 2014
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  • San Francisco Symphony

    Pre-order food & beverage online for pre-show or intermission! http://bit.ly/SquareAtDavies

    San Francisco Symphony · August 12, 2014
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  • Staff Picks

    The ABBA show is on tonight at the Davies Symphony Hall. Relive the concert moments recreated by the ABBA's designers while you sing along to Dancing Queen. Tue, 7/22, 7:30pm, tickets starting at $22. Read more

    Staff Picks · July 21, 2014
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  • Staff Picks

    Loved Pixar's Up, The Incredible or Monsters University? Come see Pixar in Concert at the San Francisco Symphony hall and relive moments from their movies. Thur, 7/17, 7:30pm, tickets start at $35. Read more

    Staff Picks · July 16, 2014
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  • Young S.

    Two cocktails and a bottle of water was 30 bucks. Go to the bars in the neighborhood before.

    Young S. · April 3, 2014
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  • Matthew K.

    Listen and enjoy!

    Matthew Klinkovsky · January 19, 2014
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  • Damon G.

    Probably the best seatingnof any "theatre" in San Francisco.

    Damon Grant · December 19, 2013
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  • Debbi D.

    Save the date and join us for Chinese New Year.

    Debbi DiMaggio · November 22, 2013
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  • Robin V.

    All the seats are great here!

    Robin Vasalocksmith · November 11, 2013
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  • John K.

    You can pre-order your intermission drink before the show.

    John Kieser · November 1, 2013
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  • Karla M.

    Si andas de visita en al ciudad, vale la pena revisar el programa de la sinfónica. Un lugar increíble!!!! Bello!!! Y la sinfónica es espectacular 😊

    Karla M. Avendaño · July 26, 2014
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