1,297 Orpheum Theatre Tips
Take BART and get off at Civic Center. Follow the signs to Market and Hyde. Go up the stairs and you are there.
Sam's Cafe across the street is perfect location to grab a bite before the matinee. Variety off food. But it's small so get their early and plan for a short wait.
Beware of the ridiculous bar prices at the Orpheum theatre... I spent $30.00 on a rum & coke, a pack of cheezits, and a pack of M &M's!
Street parking can be tricky, and the area is unfortunately rather run down. If you are going to the evening performance, I would park at the Civic Center.
Listen to the soundtrack before you see the show. Sometimes it moves very fast and really helps follow the story.
The weather was sunny. I wore anything goes. we dressed business casual. saw folks dressed from jeans to sequins..
We parked in the 5th & Mission lot, grabbed dinner in SF Centre and walked to the Orpheum - about .5 mile. We also walked back to our car. Worked great!
We found a great Indian restaurant on Market, across the street from the theater and down to the right (if you're facing the theater). It's called Chanvi. Very inexpensive but delicious food and they have **** on Yelp!
We had dinner at Hazel's about two blocks from the theater. Great gumbo as well as the shrimp & cheesy grits. We even enjoyed an interesting cocktail before. Great service and we had plenty of time for the short walk back to the theater.
Go on a Sunday evening, get there early and finding parking on the street close to the theatre is pretty easy. Then we just walked about 6-8 blocks for an amazing dinner at Brenda's. Then we walked back and got to the theatre with 40 minutes to spare. No rushing or stress.
We stayed at the hotel witcomb right across the street. Book on their website for best pricing. Parking is $45 a night tho.
During the week was not expecting to encounter such a problem parking...But I guess it comes with the territory in SF...
There is a parking Ap called Spot Hero that was helpful in finding $10 parking within 5 blocks of the venue.