Nourse Theater

275 Hayes St. San Francisco CA 94102
4.7 by 595 members
Nourse Theater 4.673949579831933 out of 5 595

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Built in 1927, the Nourse is a landmark venue located in the heart of San Francisco’s performing arts district. The hall was closed to the public for over 30 years. In 2012, City Arts & Lectures began a restoration project and re-introduced the theater anew. The hall features excellent acoustics, a well-designed layout offering unobstructed views throughout the orchestra and balcony, and original architectural details. The 1600-seat venue famously hosts conversations and lectures featuring a compelling array of luminaries — from entertainers to artists to scholars to statesmen.


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9 Nourse Theater Tips

  • Dine before you go 2
124 events
44 reviews
49 stars
Just a block away, on quite Rose Street, is a French Bistro-like wine bar, Hotel Biron. It's tiny, lowly lit & offers cheese, pate, fruit & nuts to pair with an extensive, multi national wine selection. There are small low tables high tables & two sofas, too!
Christine Ebersole With Host-Pianist Seth Rudetsky
22 events
6 reviews
2 stars
Parking is a few blocks away so plan time to walk.
Gerald J.
186 events
47 reviews
103 stars
Share anything else here. Just start typing The major problem is that Nourse Auditorium shares the area with Davies Hall, Opera House, and Herbst and congestion/traffic can be pretty nasty.
Candice Bún
18 events
15 reviews
9 stars
There are a TON of great restaurants. Do a little research and have fun!
Candice Bún
18 events
15 reviews
9 stars
We found street parking just before 6 pm (on a Friday night) to save $ on a lot. Then we had time for drinks/apps and dinner before the show.
Richard Brabham
43 events
19 reviews
4 stars
Ate at the tasty The Grove across the street. Good food, good prices and good service. They move the line along quite quickly.
9 events
5 reviews
3 stars
The weather was very cool, and misty. I wore a jacket & cap.

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