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Golden Gate Theatre

Golden Gate Theatre

San Francisco, CA 94102 


Built in the 1920s, this former vaudeville house and movie theater was restored and reopened nearly 60 years later as a leading-edge performing arts venue. The Golden Gate Theatre is located at the corner of Taylor Street and Golden Gate Avenue and is a part of the Market Street Theatre and Loft District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986—the United States federal government’s official list of historic places deemed worthy of preservation.

An architectural standout when it opened in downtown San Francisco in 1922, this magnificent 2,200-seat theater—which started undergoing refurbishments in August 2017—has now been reimagined for today’s audiences, yet with all the architectural splendor and authenticity of the original structure lovingly preserved. The Golden Gate Theatre officially reopened on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.

The following items are prohibited from being brought inside the theatre: Weapons (this includes knives, pepper spray, and weapons accompanied by a valid CCW permit); Professional cameras and recording devices; Large bags, such as suitcases; Outside food and drink (this excludes water). Only service animals are allowed inside the theatre.

Lobbys and bars open 90 minutes before curtain.





Will Call tickets are available for pick up at the theatre box office beginning 2 hours prior to curtain time only. Sales for future performances stop one (1) hour prior to curtain time and resume once curtain has gone up. Our Box Offices are only open when a show is in production.





For BART, we recommend the Powell Street station, located 1.5 blocks away. Exiting the theatre, turn left onto the West side of Market Street. More Info >



For Muni Metro, take lines J, K, L, M, N, S and T and exit at the Powell Street Station.. From the Powell St. Station, walk 1.5 blocks west on Market St. towards 6th St. The theatre will be to your right. The closest Muni bus and trolley lines are the F, 5, 5R, and 7, and 7R. More Info >





Limited street parking is available. Parking meters are enforced MondaySaturday. Most meters operate 9am6pm, but hours vary by area. On Sunday, meters are not enforced but make sure to always check all meter and street signs. The only meter holidays are Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day. More Info >



We recommend the 6x6 Garage, located 1.5 blocks from the Golden Gate Theatre for your parking convenience. The garage is available for pre-purchase on the SpotHero App.

945 Market St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Pedestrian entrance at 945 Market Street and automobile entrance/exit on 440 Stevenson St. Amenities include 24/7 security, EV charging stations, and direct foot access to Market St. via building elevators. Get directions >



We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking reservations app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the Golden Gate Theatre SpotHero Parking Page.


Per City of San Francisco guidelines,patrons are no longer required to wear a mask indoors, although it’s highly recommended. Proof of vaccination is no longer required for entry.

We update our COVID-19 policy as new mandates are issued and in conversation with government and medical leaders. Policies are subject to change. We recommend checking the latest entry requirements for our theatres one week prior to your scheduled performance.

For questions about our policy, email us at [email protected].