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Map & Directions
Theatre Address

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

Directions from your address
From the North Bay to Theatre Parking

Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and follow signs indicating Downtown San Francisco. Stay to the left and take the Marina exit; you’ll see the sign overhead. While you might be tempted to take a right at the first stop light (Lyon Street) and pull directly into the Palace of Fine Arts, pass the Lyon Street entrance and proceed straight on Marina Boulevard. Then:

  1. Right on Baker Street
  2. Left on Jefferson Street
  3. Left on Broderick Street
  4. Left on Marina Boulevard, then immediately move into the right lane
  5. Either:
  6. Turn right on Yacht Road and follow signs for Palace of Fine Arts parking (lot is next to the St. Francis Yacht Club).
  7. Or continue on Marina onto Mason Street. The alternate parking lot will be on your left (see map). Please note that there is a walkway from this lot to the back of the main Theatre lot.


NOTE: Avoid bearing left on Marina Boulevard; that stretch of Marina Boulevard turns into an onramp for Highway 101 and the Golden Gate Bridge. If you inadvertently end up on the approach to the Bridge, don’t worry; you’ll have a chance to exit to the right just before the toll plaza. You can then make your way back to the Palace of Fine Arts through the Presidio or retry the directions from above.

From East Bay to Theatre parking

Cross the Bay Bridge. Follow the signs to the 9th Street exit. Stay in the right-hand lane. Go one block and turn right onto 9th Street. Stay in the left-hand lane. Immediately after Market Street, veer left onto Hayes Street. Then:

  1. Right on Van Ness Avenue (look for signs to the Golden Gate Bridge)
  2. Left on Lombard Street; once on Lombard, get into the right-hand lane
  3. Right on Divisadero Street
  4. Left on Marina Boulevard, then immediately move into the right lane
  5. Either:
  6. Turn right on Yacht Road and follow signs for Palace of Fine Arts parking (lot is next to the St. Francis Yacht Club).
  7. Or continue on Marina onto Mason Street. The alternate parking lot will be on your left (see map). Please note that there is a walkway from this lot to the back of the main Theatre lot.


NOTE: Avoid bearing left on Marina Boulevard; that stretch of Marina Boulevard turns into an onramp for Highway 101 and the Golden Gate Bridge. If you inadvertently end up on the approach to the Bridge, don’t worry; you’ll have a chance to exit to the right just before the toll plaza. You can then make your way back to the Palace of Fine Arts through the Presidio, or use the directions “From the North Bay,” above.

From the South Bay or Peninsula to Theatre Parking
From Highway 101

Take Highway 101 North to the Market Street/Van Ness exit. Take Van Ness to Lombard (look for signs to the Golden Gate Bridge). Turn left onto Lombard. Once on Lombard, get into the right-hand lane. Then:

  1. Right on Divisadero Street
  2. Left on Marina Boulevard, then immediately move into the right lane
  3. Turn right on Yacht Road and follow signs for Palace of Fine Arts parking (lot is next to the St. Francis Yacht Club). If you pass the lot, you’ll see signs on the right for additional parking at Crissy Field.

NOTE: Avoid bearing left on Marina Boulevard; that stretch of Marina Boulevard turns into an onramp for Highway 101 and the Golden Gate Bridge. If you inadvertently end up on the approach to the Bridge, don’t worry; you’ll have a chance to exit to the right just before the toll plaza. You can then make your way back to the Palace of Fine Arts through the Presidio, or use the directions “From the North Bay,” above.

From Interstate 280

Follow 19th Avenue through Golden Gate Park; 19th Avenue becomes Park Presidio Boulevard on the other side of the Park. Follow signs for the Highway 101 Detour. Then:

  1. Right on Geary Boulevard
  2. Left on Van Ness Avenue, move into left lanes
  3. Left on Lombard Street, get into the right-hand lane
  4. Right on Divisadero Street
  5. Left on Marina Boulevard, then immediately move into the right lane
  6. Turn right on Yacht Road and follow signs for Palace of Fine Arts parking (lot is next to the St. Francis Yacht Club). If you pass the lot, you’ll see signs on the right for additional parking at Crissy Field.


NOTE: Avoid bearing left on Marina Boulevard; that stretch of Marina Boulevard turns into an onramp for Highway 101 and the Golden Gate Bridge. If you inadvertently end up on the approach to the Bridge, don’t worry; you’ll have a chance to exit to the right just before the toll plaza. You can then make your way back to the Palace of Fine Arts through the Presidio, or use the directions “From the North Bay,” above.

Public Transportation

The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre has convenient access to public transportation. We are accessible by San Francisco Muni buses #30, #43, #28, and #29. Muni bus lines #22, #41, and #45 also stop in the vicinity. From Fisherman’s Wharf take the #30 Stockton bus. For more information, call Muni at (415) 673-6864 or check the SFMTA trip planner.

If you’re taking BART, get off at the Montgomery Street station, walk one half-block up Market Street to Third Street, and catch the #30 Stockton bus on the corner.

Virtually all downtown-bound Golden Gate Transit buses stop nearby the Theatre. Ask your driver for directions or call Golden Gate Transit Information at 511 (toll-free) or 415-455-2000 (outside the Bay Area).

Can we sell our own tickets?

No. The Palace operates its own Box Office. Only approved clients may use alternate Box Office companies.

Is there a physical box office?

The Palace does NOT operate a physical box office. All sales are online.

Can the lobby be used for a reception?

Yes, with specific fire permits and approval the lobby may be used as an alternate space.

May I use my own caterer?

Cow Hollow Catering is the preferred provider of all concessions and catering services. Licensees must enter into a separate agreement with Cow Hollow for food and beverage service. For more information, please contact at Cowhollowcatering@gmail.com

What will my performance or event cost?

Cost depends on technical needs, as well as the timeline of load in, presentation and load out. Daily rental rates are $6500.

Where do we park vehicles?

Parking is available on a first come first serve basis along Palace Drive. Additional metered event parking is located in the triangle lot along Palace drive.

Can you display my poster in your case? If so, what size should it be?

The Palace has one calendar box. Posters must be 11x16

Can we sell merchandise?

Yes. Merchandise sales must be approved in advance. POFA retains 10% of gross sales

Can we make an audio or video recording of our event or performance?

Arrangements for recording must be made in advance. Recording(s) may require additional equipment rentals, union labor and origination fees.

What is IATSE stage labor?

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada (IA or IATSE) is a labor union for entertainment and related industries. SFWMPAC requires the use of IATSE Local 16 stagehands to perform all theatrical work in our venues.

Can we hire our own Security?

POFA Security is responsible for staffing all security, unless otherwise approved. Access to the building is limited to those on the approved security clearance list.

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