Classic opera and theater in the Bay Area

Though many people think of Broadway and the Manhattan scene when they imagine American theater and entertainment, San Francisco is home to some intriguing classical performance centers as well. Houses for sale in the Bay Area are close to these renowned venues, and on a free weekend, check out an evening show at one of the following institutions.

San Francisco Opera
Located at 301 Van Ness Avenue, the San Francisco Opera is one of the largest opera companies in the United States, and was founded almost 90 years ago in 1923. The seasonal performances here feature some of the best singers and actors in the world, so be sure to book your seats well in advance. Nixon in China, Attila and The Magic Flute are the three shows slated for this summer.

American Conservatory Theater
The American Conservatory Theater is situated at 405 Geary Street, and features everything from Shakespeare to stand-up comedy. Lots of shows in the Bay Area premiere here, and an opening night is often full of cocktail events. For your chance to schmooze with some of the entertainment crowd, contact the theater to buy your tickets today. Current shows include The Scottsboro Boys and Humor Abuse.