The War Memorial Opera House is one of San Francisco’s most popular performing arts venues. It opened in 1932 and has remained a center for the performing arts ever since. It is one of the last structures erected in the Beaux-Arts style and as such is very reminiscent of French architecture from the same time period. In fact, the Opera House looks very similar to Palais Garnier in Paris. It has been home to the San Francisco Opera since 1932 and the San Francisco Ballet since 1976.
The Opera House is a very popular venue among both tourists and locals. Thousands of people come to the Opera House to watch opera or ballet performances. This can make parking difficult. Luckily Parking Panda is here to help. Save time and stress by reserving parking ahead of time! We have 12 parking locations within easy walking distance of the Opera House. Enjoy your time at the Opera House and let us take care of the rest.
Street Parking San Francisco
All parking meters in San Francisco accept coins and most accept credit cards and SFMTA Parking cards. The hours and rates of the parking meters change based on when and where you are parking. Generally, the meters run from 7am - 6pm, Monday-Saturday. As of July 1, 2014, most of the meters around the city do not run on Sundays except in select locations. They can cost anywhere from $.25 - $6.00 per hour. For more information on rates and hours, here is a map provided by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. All meters have a limit of at least 2 hours.
San Francisco has color-coded their curbs to indicate what kind of parking is allowed. Click here to see what color means what!
San Francisco has recently introduced a new program called SFPark.
SFPark periodically adjusts the price of parking on the streets and in garages based on demand. This is done to make parking easier to find. For more information on SFPark, please visit their website. For more information on general parking, please visit the SFMTA website.
Opera House-Owned Parking
The Performing Arts Garage is located on Grover Street between Franklin and Gough Street (415-252-8238). It can accommodate 616 vehicles and is open for all performances. The Civic Center Garage is on McAllister Street between Polk and Larkin Street (415-863-1537). This garage is open for most performances.
100% Guaranteed Pre-Booked Parking
Parking Panda can offer you 100% guaranteed parking because you reserved it ahead of time. Here are some suggestions.
These locations are Handicap Accessible and have Overnight Parkingand 24/7 Parking options available.
819 Van Ness Ave (.3 miles away ~ closest)
99 Golden Gate Ave (.6 miles away)
1409 Sutter St. (.6 miles away)
333 Jones St (.6 miles away ~ cheapest)
265 Eddy St. (.7 miles away)
For more handicap accessible options, go to our website and look for locations with the “handicap accessible” icon.
For more overnight parking options, go to our website and look for locations with the “overnight parking” icon.
For more 24/7 parking options, go to our website and look for locations with the 24/7 icon.
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