Venue Details

253 Star Starred
SHN Curran Theatre
between Mason and Taylor 445 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94102
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Jennika Dunbar
Try to get to the bathroom first, or you'll wait forever. One stall for the entire upper level.
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Goldstar Member
You can't take open drinks into the venue. We were able to buy drinks at the bar right before the show started, but then when we went to go in they said we couldn't bring out drinks! So we had to quickly drink them/ditch them so we could make it in for the start. Very unhappy that the bar staff didn't mention that.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.4 average rating
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27 events
17 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 28 2012

See the artistry of the PLAY - soooo much better than the Spielberg film! Only problems: Bring earplugs because the techies have gone nuts with amplifying the music and warfare, and don't expect great seats out of Goldstar tickets in the Curran.

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2 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 21 2012

Given the awards and raves from friends who saw this in NYC I was quite disappointed. I would definitely recommend AGAINST seeing this show in any seats other than Loge or front half of orchestra. The show loses a lot in terms of visuals and...continued

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2 stars
attended Aug 21 2012

An amazing performance - the puppetry for the horses really captured the movement and spirit of the animals and imbued them with a sense of character. Highly recommend this production.

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Website

https://www.shnsf.com/online/warhorse

Quotes & Highlights

“This spellbinding show runs full gallop with theatrical magic. It is epic and intimate and compels you to hold your breath in anticipation.” —New York Daily News
War Horse is so exhilarating that it makes you rejoice to be alive. Its sheer skill and invention are simply awe-inspiring.” —The Times of London
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Description

War Horse is the powerful story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I. Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man’s land. Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, told with the some of the most innovative stagecraft of our time.

War Horse, based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted for the stage by Nick Stafford, directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company, is filled with stirring music and songs. At the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

This show is recommended for ages 12 and older.