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  • 1. SHN Orpheum Theater

    Tenderloin | Theater

    The biggest touring shows, such as Hamilton and The Lion King, are performed at this gorgeously restored 2,200-seat venue. The theater,...Read More

  • 2. American Conservatory Theater

    Union Sq. | Theater

    One of the nation's leading regional theater companies presents about eight plays a year, from classics to contemporary works, often in repertory...Read More

  • 3. Berkeley Repertory Theatre

    Theater

    This Tony Award–winning group is the American Conservatory Theater's major rival for leadership among the region's resident professional companies...Read More

  • 4. Curran Theater

    Union Sq. | Theater

    Fresh from a makeover, some of the biggest touring shows come to this local gem, which has hosted classical music, dance, and stage performances...Read More

  • 5. EXIT Theatre

    Tenderloin | Theater

    The place for absurdist and experimental theater, this three-stage black-box venue also presents the annual Fringe Festival in September. ...Read More

  • 6. Gateway Theatre

    Financial District | Music

    The Gateway Theatre hosts most 42nd Street Moon shows as well as shows by Theatre Rhinoceros. ...Read More

  • 7. Lorraine Hansberry Theatre

    Theater

    The performance of plays by black writers such as August Wilson and Langston Hughes is the raison d'être of this company, which performs at...Read More

  • 8. Magic Theatre

    Marina | Theater

    Once Sam Shepard's favorite showcase, the pint-size Magic presents works by rising American playwrights such as Matthew Wells, Karen Hartman...Read More

  • 9. New Conservatory Theatre Center

    Civic Center | Theater

    This three-stage complex focuses on contemporary gay- and lesbian-themed works like Avenue Q , as well as other events, including educational...Read More

  • 10. New Pickle Circus

    Theater

    The acrobatically inclined group generally performs at the Circus Center around Christmastime, with fire-breathing jugglers and high-flying...Read More

  • 11. San Francisco Mime Troupe

    Theater

    The politically leftist, barbed satires of this Tony Award–winning troupe are hardly mime in the Marcel Marceau sense. The group performs afternoon...Read More

  • 12. SHN Golden Gate Theater

    Tenderloin | Theater

    This stylishly refurbished movie theater is now primarily a musical house. Touring productions of popular Broadway shows and revivals are its...Read More

  • 13. The Marsh

    Mission District | Theater

    Experimental works, including one-man and one-woman shows, works in progress, and new-vaudeville shows can be seen here. ...Read More

  • 14. Theatre of Yugen

    Mission District | Theater

    The 700-year-old Japanese theatrical forms Noh (musical drama) and Kyogen (traditional Japanese comedy) are incorporated into experimental works...Read More

  • 15. Theatre Rhinoceros

    Financial District | Theater

    Celebrating 40 years of queer theater in 2017, Theatre Rhinoceros showcases gay and lesbian performers and playwrights at the Gateway Theatre. ...Read More

  • 16. Teatro ZinZanni

    Embarcadero | Theater

    In a fabulous antique Belgian dance-hall tent, contortionists, chanteuses, jugglers, illusionists, and circus performers entertain audiences...Read More

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