The Sydney Goldstein Theater is located at 275 Hayes Street in the heart of the Hayes Valley area of San Francisco. The theater was originally built in 1926 and served as the auditorium for the High School of Commerce. The theater was built in the Spanish Revival style, making the venue an elegant setting for the popular Arts and Lectures Series. Recently renamed the Sydney Goldstein Theater in honor of the person who helped refurbish the theater, the venue has hosted performers and lecturers such as Paula Poundstone, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Al Madrigal and Peter Sagal. Each year the Sydney Goldstein Theater books intriguing guests like Anand Giridharadas, Jen Gunter, George Packer and the ever popular Freakonomics Live radio show. You can find the best Sydney Goldstein Theater tickets at StubHub.
The Sydney Goldstein Theater has a seating capacity of 1,687. These are divided into orchestra, loge and balcony seats.
The best seats at the Sydney Goldstein Theater are in the orchestra section close to the stage in row AA. The front rows of the balcony sections also offer excellent views of the stage. The sound system was recently updated, so the acoustics in all seats are excellent.
Yes, it is. The greater San Francisco Bay area has an excellent public transportation system. You can get to the Sydney Goldstein Theater by bus, and the routes that stop closest to the theater are the 14R, 21, 7 and 7X. The closest bus stops to the theater are Van Ness and Market Street; these are only a five-minute walk from the theater. The BART train lines that stop closest to the theater are the Green, Red and Yellow.
There is minimal street parking available, but there are three parking garages close to the theater. The Civic Center Parking Garage is at 355 McAllister Street, the Performing Arts Garage is at 360 Grove Street and Star Park is at 69 Polk Street.
The Sydney Goldstein Theater is definitely wheelchair friendly and has designated accessible seating in the loge section of the theater. The parking garages close by offer plenty of accessible parking spaces.
There is concession type food available at the Sydney Goldstein Theater. While you are not allowed to bring outside food or drink into the theater, the surrounding neighborhoods are packed with restaurants that cater to the theater audiences for before or after a show.
Some of the events held at the Sydney Goldstein Theater are age restricted. Check first to see if there are any age limitations on the event you are attending.