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March 9, 2020

Best Areas to Stay for Bay Area Theatre Week

Bay Area Theatre Week is a great opportunity to catch performances at theaters both in San Francisco and beyond the bridge. It's your best chance to see incredible live performance at discount prices. If you're looking for a place to stay in the Bay Area during Bay Area Theatre Week, you've got plenty of options. Be sure to book early and secure your tickets now for this celebration of theater.

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Best Area to Stay for Outdoor Theater Performances: Marin County / Sausalito

Who says you can't combine theater and the outdoors? Just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, see special outdoor performances at Forest Meadows Amphitheatre, one of the most beautiful outdoor performance venues in the country. Other participating (indoor) Theatre Week venues in Marin County include Marin Theatre Company and Ross Valley Players. The arts and culture scene doesn't end there. If you're bringing your kids, you can take them to the Bay Area Discovery Museum to exercise their imaginations and let their creativity run wild. Have a feast at Scoma's of Sausalito on the waterfront, or pack a picnic, BYOB, and enjoy the outdoors!

Popular places to stay include Cavallo Point Lodge, The Lodge at Tiburon, and The Inn Above the Tide. No matter where you choose to stay, you'll have a stunning backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge on this side of the Bay.


Best Area to Stay Within the City Limits: Union Square / SoMa

If you're planning to watch a show at the Curran (445 Geary St.), the New Conservatory Theater Center (25 Van Ness Ave.), BroadwaySF (1192 Market St.), or A.C.T. (415 Geary St.), your best bet is to stay in Union Square or SoMa. Looking for something to do before or after the show? Union Square and SoMa have a vibrant arts scene, with museums such as the Asian Art Museum, SFMOMA, and the Museum of Ice Cream. You'll also find the city's best shopping areas, electrifying nightlife, and top-rated bars all within one mile of one another.

Popular nearby hotels include the Clift Royal Sonesta, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, and The Westin St. Francis, among many others.


Best Area to Stay on the Peninsula: Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley isn't just a place for tech. It's also home to arts and culture venues like TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and Foothill College Theatre Arts, located just 45 minutes south of San Francisco. While you're in the area, you may want to stop by the Winchester Mystery House to uncover the eerie history of this 160-room mansion, or visit the 49ers Museum at Levi's Stadium the learn about the San Francisco 49ers' past, present, and future.

Nearby hotels include The Grand Hotel, Hotel NIA, and Marriott Santa Clara.


Best Area to Stay in the East Bay: Berkeley

You'll have many theater and hotel choices in Berkeley, a city known for its diverse arts and culture scene. If you're planning to see a show at Berkeley Rep, Berkeley Playhouse, Aurora Theatre Company, or any one of the many participating Berkeley performing arts venues, consider staying at the Berkeley City Club, a French-inspired vintage hotel, or the landmark Hotel Shattuck Plaza. Have some free time? Be sure to check out Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) to engage in art exhibitions and film series, or go on a dinner cruise along the Berkeley Marina with Hornblower.


For a complete list of participating theaters and productions, click here.


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