The Prescott Hotel: Center Stage for the Performing Arts in San Francisco
Right up there with fine dining and that splendid span known as the Golden Gate Bridge, arts and culture are among the first things people think of when San Francisco is mentioned. The city loves a good show, and the Prescott Hotel is the ideal location to enjoy it all. A grande dame herself, built in 1914, our downtown hotel is located in San Francisco's vibrant Theater District (one of the country's best) and just a block away from Union Square. So whether you've come to see a touring Broadway show or dynamic avant-garde production, you're most likely walking distance from the box office.
The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), just around the corner from the Prescott, shines bright on the city's arts scene, with productions as distinctive as its historic building. Just down Post Street, the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre highlights African-American and multicultural playwrights and actors in its innovative performances. The Orpheum, Curran, and Golden Gate theaters play host to Broadway blockbusters like Wicked and Chicago. Turn to the EXIT Theater for more experimental, independent productions, and the annual San Francisco Fringe Festival in September.
The stages in San Francisco's nearby Civic Center offer plenty of drama in performances of a different sort. The celebrated San Francisco Opera is a particular favorite of ours, as is SFJAZZ in its beautiful new home at the SFJAZZ Center. When it's not touring the world's concert halls, the acclaimed San Francisco Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, calls Davies Symphony Hall home. Across the way at the War Memorial Opera House, the San Francisco Ballet beautifully choreographs its schedule in a pas de deux with the opera, guaranteeing that there's almost always a stunning performance to catch.
Whether you need directions to a theater, help booking a ticket, or simply want the low-down on what's hot, our concierges are your supporting players, ready to make your San Francisco stay a true work of art.