Music and dance

SF Ballet

America's oldest ballet company has evolved into a world-class ensemble that regularly impresses... While each season (jan-may) generally includes a big classic ballet, there's plenty of Balanchine, Cunningham and more contemporary fair. The dancing and production are always of the highest caliber.

War Memorial Opera House.

301 Van Ness Avenue. A l’affiche 


SF Opera.

After more than 30 years as the general director of the Houston Grand Opera, David Gockley became the San Francisco Opera's director in early 2006. Many classics in the 2011-2012 season : Carmen, Turandot, The magic flute...

War Memorial Opera House.

301 Van Ness Avenue. A l’affiche. 


SF Symphony.

Since 1995, Michael Tilson Thomas has been refreshing the standard repertoire with more stirring modern music. Programmes are first rate.

Davies Symphony Hall. 

201 Van Ness avenue.


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

"A multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, artistically challenging and humanly satisfying contemporary arts center". Check their programme of contemporary dance and music.

701 Mission street.


Yoshi's at Jack London Square

There's no better jazz venue in the Bay Area than Yoshi's. This welcoming, impeccable club also happens to have a good Japanese restaurant and cocktail lounge attached.

1330 Fillmore street, SF