San Francisco Sights

Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall

  • 201 Van Ness Ave. Map It
  • Civic Center
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Published 05/24/2016

Fodor's Review

Fascinating and futuristic-looking, this 2,750-seat hall is the home of the San Francisco Symphony. The glass wraparound lobby and pop-out balcony high on the southeast corner are visible from outside, as is the Henry Moore bronze sculpture that sits on the sidewalk at Van Ness Avenue and Grove Street. The hall's 59 adjustable Plexiglas acoustical disks cascade from the ceiling like hanging windshields. Concerts range from typical symphonic fare to more unusual combinations, such as performers like Al Green and Arlo Guthrie. Scheduled tours (about 75 minutes), which meet at the Grove Street entrance, take in Davies and the nearby War Memorial Opera House.

Sight Information


201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, California, 94102, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Tours $7
  • Tours Mon. on the hr 10–2

Published 05/24/2016


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