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War Memorial Opera House

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301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States

February 2017

SF Ballet: Frakenstein

February 17, 2017
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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The SF Ballet kicks off its production of Frankenstein, with an original score by Lowell Liebermann and choreography by Liam Scarlett, the wunderkind from the Britain’s Royal Ballet. Call 415-865-2000 or visit sfballet.org for more info.  

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June 2017

Merola 60th Anniversary Gala

June 11, 2017 @ 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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$600

The Merola 60th Anniversary Gala features a reception, formal dinner, concert and dessert after party. Tickets start at $600 for the full event, and concert-only tickets go for $60. For more info, call 415-936-2311 or visit merola.org. NHG sponsored.

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September 2017

San Francisco Opera Opening Night

September 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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San Francisco Opera kicks off its 95th season September 8 with a must-see stage spectacle and pre- and post-show celebrations that are sure to be extraordinary. Prior to the opening night gala performance—David Hockney’s production of Turandot, the famed operatic achievement by Giacomo Puccini—friends and supporters will attend a very special kickoff celebration to start the season right. San Francisco Opera Guild co-chairs Courtney Labe and Maryam Muduroglu will head up the festivities at Opera Ball 2017 at The Imperial…

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December 2017

An Evening on the Stage

December 4, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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$1,250

The San Francisco Opera Guild presents its annual An Evening on the Stage, which will honor Dianne and Tad Taube. Tickets start at $1,250. Located at the War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave. Details at sfopera.com or call 415-565-3204. NHG Sponsored

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SF Ballet: The Nutcracker

December 13, 2017 - December 30, 2017
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Kick off the holiday season at the San Francisco Ballet, with the magical tradition of The Nutcracker. Don’t forget to pencil in the 16th for the Ballet’s annual Nutcracker-inspired luncheon benefiting its school, youth programs and scholarship fund. Details at sfballet.org.

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January 2018

SF Ballet’s Opening Night Gala

January 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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$1,250

The San Francisco Ballet’s Opening Night Gala celebrates not only the stars of the Ballet, but its dedicated supporters as well. The festivities will begin with a cocktail reception and seated dinner in the Rotunda of City Hall at 5 p.m., followed by a gala performance in the War Memorial Opera House. Following the performance, there will be an after-party back at City Hall. Tickets start at $1,250. For more details, visit sfballet.org. NHG Sponsored.

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September 2018

San Francisco Opera Ball 2018

September 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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It’s the hottest ticket of the year, and this year’s theme is ¡Viva La Noche! — inspired by the two shows opening the Opera’s 96th season, Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Shannon Cronan and Kathy Huber co-chair the big event on behalf of the SF Opera Guild, and design maestro Riccardo Benavides will work his magic, transforming the War Memorial Opera House into a romantic evening in Buenos Aires. Advance reservations are essential for this perennially sold-out evening! Tickets are priced…

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November 2018

An Evening on the Stage

November 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Photo by Drew Altizer Each year, more than 50,000 students in nearly 200 schools throughout Northern California receive the benefits of San Francisco Opera Guild arts education. On Nov. 28, the organization hosts An Evening on the Stage to celebrate longtime San Francisco Opera and Opera Guild supporters John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn. The special evening kicks off at 6 p.m. with cocktails in the lobby of the War Memorial Opera House. After the doors to the theater open,…

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December 2018

The Nutcracker

December 12, 2018 - December 29, 2018
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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The SF Ballet will perform The Nutcracker again this December at the War Memorial Opera House. The annual tradition began on Christmas Eve, 1944, when the first U.S. performance took place right here in San Francisco. The family-friendly event runs from Dec. 12 to 29. www.sfballet.org.  

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January 2019

SF Ballet Opening Night Gala

January 23, 2019
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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The San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary hosts the Opening Night Gala for the San Francisco Ballet’s 2019 Repertory Season on this Wednesday. Beginning with a cocktail reception and dinner at San Francisco City Hall, the night (theme: This Is Passion) will also feature a one-night-only SF Ballet performance at the War Memorial Opera House. The after-party will feature live music, food, drinks and more dancing. Proceeds benefit a range of SF Ballet initiatives, including scholarships, programs, new work and more. Claire…

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June 2019

Cheetah and Champagne Celebration

June 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Are animal prints still trending? The fourth annual Cheetah and Champagne Celebration is the perfect excuse to serve looks inspired by our feline friends. Benefiting the Cheetah Conservation Fund, the event welcomes renowned wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas as its guest speaker, along with a special appearance by Ambassador Cheetah. Festivities run from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Green Room in the War Memorial Opera House. Single tickets are $250, with RSVPs required by June 17. cheetah.org

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August 2019

Merola Grand Finale

August 17, 2019
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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The Merola Opera Program concludes its 2019 Summer Festival with the Merola Grand Finale — a dazzling concert featuring the program’s 29 artists. Conducted by Maestro George Manahan and directed by 2019 Merola Apprentice Stage Director Greg Eldridge, the performance will be held at the War Memorial Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $50, with reception tickets at $75. merola.org

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September 2019

Opera Ball

September 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Celebrate the start of the San Francisco Opera’s 97th season with the Shakespearean Opera Ball, hosted by the Opera Guild. An elegant evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing is on the docket, in addition to a stunning performance of Romeo and Juliet. Festivities start at 5 p.m. at the War Memorial Opera House. Ticket packages range in price. For more information, go to sfopera.com or email [email protected]

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December 2019

San Francisco Opera Guild’s ‘An Evening on Stage’

December 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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Spend “An Evening on the Stage” with the San Francisco Opera Guild to applaud its longtime champions, Carol and Dixon Doll. Co-chaired by Farah Makras and Romana Bracco, with design by the inimitable Riccardo Benavides, the annual soiree is poised to have guests singing. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. sharp in the War Memorial Opera House lobby, followed by dinner and dancing on the main stage. Tickets range from $1,250 to $8,000. For further details, contact the guild at…

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San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary’s Snowflake Soiree

December 19, 2019
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109 United States
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San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary's 75th anniversary Nutcracker festivities continue with its Snowflake Soiree, chaired by Rochelle Lacey. After a 7 p.m. Nutcracker performance at the War Memorial Opera House, guests will enjoy a night of music, creative cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres at the Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall, all to benefit the ballet's artistic and community initiatives. Ticket packages range from $300 to $450. For more information, go to sfballet.org.

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