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American Conservatory Theater

Union Square
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Address: 415 Geary Street, (Between Mason and Taylor St), San Francisco, CA 94108
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+1 415-749-2228
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 18:00

This award-winning stage is known for its innovative productions.

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Iconic Location!

This was my first trip back to the Geary after a 40-year absence. Productions are still top notch. Staff is very friendly and focused on assisting patrons. The restoration... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Anne G
Roseville, California
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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was my first trip back to the Geary after a 40-year absence. Productions are still top notch. Staff is very friendly and focused on assisting patrons. The restoration following the Loma Prieta Earthquake has done justice to this cultural treasure. I can't wait to return!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Just saw the wonderful play "King Charles III" in this grand old theatre. We sat near the back & had no trouble seeing or hearing. It's a doable walk from the Powell St. BART station and near many good restaurants as well as Union Square. Make it a day: shopping, dining, theatre all within walking distance of each other.

Thank Sherry S
San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

The theater has a lovely facade. The bar area are welcoming and comfortable, though prices are high. Bathrooms a are clean and plentiful. The auditorium itself has great architecture to look at. Just don't sit in the balcony. I wish I had paid more for a better seat. Every balcony chair forces you to look way way down, with people's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Visited here and saw the play Realistic Jones'. Theater has been painstakingly renewed after being damaged by 1989 earthquake and is gorgeous. The acoustics were excellent even tho we were towards the rear. Box office is open 12-6 on nonperformance days and 12-curtain other days.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

What a great old theater, we loved the feel of this place. The interior design is all handcrafted and something you will not see in modern facilities. We saw A Christmas Carol and thought it was so well done. Incredible main actor for Ebenezer Scrooge and the entire supporting cast was outstsnding.

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

6 adults and 6 kids ranging from 8 to 12. We had seats to the back corner but view was great. Nice old theatre (with small seats of course). View from everywhere looked good. Really enjoyable visit. The show; We really enjoyed it, cast was very good with a couple of the cast were very good such as scrooge and... More 

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Crestwood, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

We watched A Christmas Carol play and it was great! I was very impressed by the stage props and set up. The performers did a wonderful job and I was engaged the entire time. The theater is small but unique. We sat first row (seats 105 & 106) mezzanine and I will say "Best seats in the house". The drinks... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

ACT hosts a range of plays with a focus on more serious or serio-comedy plays, rather than light entertainment. It's easy to book online, and tickets can be collected on the day at the "Will Call" office. I was sitting in an inexpensib=ve seat in the balcony; sightlines were acceptable and the sound carried well (though I took a while... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

This company is San Francisco's premier resident theater company, and we always check out its offerings when we are in town. In our September visit we noticed they were offering Stephen Adly Guidgis' "Between Riverside and Crazy," winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for drama. We went and were not disappointed: a stellar cast sharply directed in a moving and... More 

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Gardnerville, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

this venerable company, established 49 years ago by visionary Bill Ball, has certainly hit a renaissance over the past several years, under the stewardship of Carey Perloff. The main stage - Geary Theatre is a restored palace of a room (that was severely damaged in the 89 earthquake), with a beautiful, large stage, able to house full on sets and... More 

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