Theaters

City Directories

  • Academy of Music
    • 1864 - N s Pine bet Mont and Sansom
    • 1865 - N s Pine bet Mont and Sansom
    • 1866 - (directory missing)
    • 1867 - N s Pine bet Mont and Sansom
  • Adelphi Theatre
    • 1852 - 199 Dupont
    • 1853 - Dupont n Clay
    • 1854 - (French) - Dupont street, near corner Clay. M. Paul, Proprietor. Open every Sunday evening.
    • 1856 - Dupon street, between Clay and Washington
    • 1857 - Dupont bet Clay and Wash'n - A frame structure was erected by members of the Theatrical profession, July, 1851, and opened by Messrs. Robinson & Weisenthal. The most memorable epoch connected with its history is the assumption of its management by John Lewis Baker, and others, May 9, 1853. Mr. Baker with his talented lady, supported by a company of surpassing merit, - among whom were Mrs. Torrence, Miss Coad, Mr. Thoman, Mr. Coad, Mr. Dumphries, Mr. John Torrence, (Machinist,) etc. - did a most prosperous business for the space of nine months, with a profit of over $30,000. Crowded houses nightly greeted the performances of this company, notwithstanding the opposition of other theaters, and the very successful carcer of Signora Eliza Biscaccianti and Miss Catharine Hayes. The size of the building is as follows: front, 40 feet; depth, 65 feet; hight, 31 feet. Owned by J. B. Tassin. Agent, Henry Palmer.
    • 1858 - W s Dupont bet Clay and Washington
  • Adelphi Theater
    • 1879 - 607 California
    • 1880 - 607 California
    • 1881 - 607 California
    • 1882 - 607 California
    • 1883 - 607 California
    • 1884 - 607 California
  • Alcazar
    • 1886 - Ns O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1887 - Ns O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1888 - N s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1889 - N s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1890 - N s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1891 - N s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1892 - N s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1893 - N s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1894 - N s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1895 - N s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1915 - O'Farrell near Mason
  • Alhambra Theater
    • 1868 - 325 Bush
    • 1869 - 325 Bush
    • 1870 - (directory missing)
    • 1871 - 325 Bush
    • 1872 - 325 Bush
    • 1873 - 325 Bush
    • 1874 - 325 Bush
    • 1875 - (changed to Alhambra Exchange, a saloon at 325 Bush)
    • 1876 - (not listed, see Maguire's New Theater)
    • 1877 - Bush bet Mont and Kearny
  • American Theatre
    • 1852 - Halleck Street
    • 1853 - Sansome c Hallock
    • 1854 - Sansome street, corner of Hallock. John Jones, Proprietor. Acting Manager, John Johes; Stage Manager, Jacob Thoman. Open nightly.
    • 1856 - Sansome street, between Sacramento and California
    • 1857 - cor Sansome and Halleck - This fine edifice was erected towards the close of the year 1854, at a cost of $60,000, and opened under the management of J. I. Neafie, Esq. Dimensions 44 by 40 feet on Sansome, then 54 by 120. At the sale of the Folsom estate this property was purchased by Loyd Tevis, Esq., for $30,100.
    • 1858 - E s Sansome bet California and Sacramento
    • 1859 - (not listed)
    • 1860 - E s Sansome bet California and Sacramento
    • 1861 - E s Sansom bet California and Sacramento
    • 1862 - E s Sansom bet California and Sacramento
    • 1863 - E s Sansom bet California and Sacramento
    • 1864 - E s Sansom bet California and Sacramento
    • 1865 - E s Sansom bet California and Sacramento
    • 1866 - (directory missing)
    • 1867 - E s Sansom bet California and Sacramento
    • 1868 - E s Sansom bet California and Sacramento
  • Athenaeum Exhibition of Model Artists
    • 1850 - Commercial st, between Kearney and Montgomery, Dr. Colyer, proprietor
  • Athenaeum Hall
    • 1861 - S s Pine bet Mont and Sansom
  • Baldwin's Academy of Music
    • 1876 - N s Market nr Powell
    • 1877 - Market bet Stockton and Powell
  • Baldwin's Theatre (Baldwin Theater from 1881 on)
    • 1878 - 932-936 Market
    • 1879 - 932-936 Market
    • 1880 - 932-936 Market
    • 1881 - 932-936 Market
    • 1882 - 932-936 Market
    • 1883 - 932-936 Market
    • 1884 - 932-936 Market
    • 1885 - 932-936 Market
    • 1886 - 932-936 Market
    • 1887 - 932-936 Market
    • 1888 - 932-936 Market
    • 1889 - 932-936 Market
    • 1890 - 932-936 Market
    • 1891 - 932-936 Market
    • 1892 - 932-936 Market
    • 1893 - 932-936 Market
    • 1894 - 932-936 Market
    • 1895 - 932-936 Market
  • Bella Union Melodeon
    • 1860 - N s Wash near Kearny
    • 1861 - N s Washington nr Kearny
    • 1862 - N s Washington nr Kearny
    • 1863 - N s Washington nr Kearny
    • 1864 - N s Washington nr Kearny
    • 1865 - N s Washington nr Kearny
    • 1866 - (directory missing)
    • 1867 - N s Washington nr Kearny
  • Bella Union Melodeon
    • 1868 - W s Kearny nr Washington
    • 1869 - W s Kearny nr Washington
    • 1870 - (directory missing)
    • 1871 - W s Kearny nr Washington
    • 1872 - W s Kearny nr Washington
  • Bella Union Theater
    • 1873 - W s Kearny nr Washington
    • 1874 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1875 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1876 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1877 - Samuel Tetlow propr, 805 Kearny, bet Washington and Jackson
    • 1878 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1879 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1880 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1881 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1882 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1883 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1884 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1885 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1886 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1887 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1888 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1889 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1890 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1891 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1892 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1893 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1894 - 803 and 805 Kearny
    • 1895 - 803 and 805 Kearny
  • Bijou Theater
    • 1889 - 729 Market
    • 1890 - 729 Market
    • 1891 - (not listed)
    • 1892 - 729 Market
    • 1893 - 729 Market
  • Buckley's New and Original Varieties
    • 1877 - SE cor Kearny and Sacramento
  • Bush Street Theater (see Alhambra Theater)
    • 1878 - 325 Bush
    • 1879 - 325 Bush
    • 1880 - 325 Bush
    • 1881 - 325 Bush
    • 1882 - 325 Bush
    • 1883 - 325 Bush
    • 1884 - 325 Bush
    • 1885 - 325 Bush
    • 1886 - 325 Bush
    • 1887 - 325 Bush
    • 1888 - 325 Bush
    • 1889 - 325 Bush
    • 1890 - 325 Bush
    • 1891 - 325 Bush
    • 1892 - 325 Bush
    • 1893 - 325 Bush
    • 1894 - 325 Bush
    • 1895 - 325 Bush
  • Cafe du Theatre
    • 1853 - 199 Dupont
  • California Theater
    • 1868 - N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1869 - N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1870 - (not listed)
    • 1871 - N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1872 - N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1873 - N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1874 - N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1875 - N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1876 - N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1877 - N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1878 - N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1879 - N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1880 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1881 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1882-1884 - (see Haverly's California Theater)
    • 1885 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1886 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1887 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1888 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1889 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1890 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1891 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1892 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1893 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1894 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1895 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
  • Chinese Theatre
    • 1856 - Dupont between Washington and Clay streets.
    • 1857-1862 - (not listed)
    • 1863 - E s Dupont bet Clay and Washington
    • 1864 - E s Dupont bet Clay and Washington
    • 1865 - E s Dupont bet Clay and Washington
    • 1866 - (directory missing)
    • 1867 - E s Dupont bet Clay and Washington
    • 1868 - E s Dupont bet Clay and Washington
    • 1869 - E s Dupont bet Clay and Washington
    • 1870 - (directory missing)
    • 1871 - E s Dupont bet Clay and Washington
  • Chinese Theatre
    • 1860 - Commercial near Kearny
    • 1861-1870 - (not listed, theaters before and after may be slightly different locations)
    • 1871 - S s Commercial bet Dupont and Kearny
  • Chinese Theater
    • 1863 - N s Jackson bet Dupont and Stockton
    • 1864 - N s Jackson bet Dupont and Stockton
    • 1865 - N s Jackson bet Dupont and Stockton
    • 1866 - (directory missing)
    • 1867 - N s Jackson bet Dupont and Stock
    • 1868 - N s Jackson bet Dupont and Stock
    • 1869 - N s Jackson bet Dupont and Stock
    • 1870 - (directory missing)
    • 1871 - (not listed)
    • 1872 - 630 Jackson
    • 1873 - 630 Jackson
    • 1874 - 630 Jackson
    • 1875 - (Old), 618 Jackson
    • 1876 - (Old), 618 Jackson
    • 1877 - (not listed)
    • 1878 - (Old), 618 Jackson
    • 1879 - 618 Jackson
    • 1880 - 626 Jackson
    • 1881 - 626 Jackson
    • 1882 - 626 Jackson
    • 1883 - 626 Jackson
    • 1884 - 626 Jackson
    • 1885 - 626 Jackson
    • 1886 - 626 Jackson
    • 1887 - 626 Jackson
    • 1888 - 626 Jackson
    • 1889 - 626 Jackson
    • 1890 - 626 Jackson
    • 1891 - 626 Jackson
    • 1892 - 626 Jackson
    • 1893 - 626 Jackson
    • 1894 - 626 Jackson
    • 1895 - 626 Jackson
  • Chinese Theater
    • 1875 - (New), 623 Jackson
    • 1876 - (New), 623 Jackson
    • 1877 - 621 Jackson
    • 1878 - (New), 623 Jackson
    • 1879 - 623 Jackson
    • 1880 - 623 Jackson
    • 1881 - 623 Jackson
    • 1882 - 623 Jackson
    • 1883 - 623 Jackson
    • 1884 - 623 Jackson
    • 1885 - 623 Jackson
    • 1886 - 623 Jackson
    • 1887 - 623 Jackson
    • 1887 - 623 Jackson
    • 1889 - 623 Jackson
    • 1890 - 623 Jackson
    • 1891 - 623 Jackson
    • 1892 - 623 Jackson
    • 1893 - 623 Jackson
    • 1894 - 623 Jackson
    • 1895 - 623 Jackson
  • Chinese Theater
    • 1878 - (new), 836 Washington
    • 1879 - 836 Wash
    • 1880 - 836 Washington
    • 1881 - 836 Washington
    • 1882 - 836 Washington
    • 1883 - 836 Washington
    • 1884 - 836 Washington
    • 1885 - 836 Washington
    • 1886 - 836 Washington
    • 1887 - 836 Washington
    • 1888 - 836 Washington
    • 1889 - 836 Washington
    • 1890 - 836 Washington
    • 1891 - 836 Washington
  • Chinese Theater
    • 1877 - 730 Jackson
  • Chinese Theater
    • 1880 - 814 Washington
    • 1881 - 814 Washington
    • 1882 - 814 Washington
    • 1883 - 814 Washington
    • 1884 - 814 Washington
    • 1885 - 814 Washington
    • 1886 - 814 Washington
    • 1887 - 814 Washington
    • 1888 - 814 Washington
    • 1889 - 814 Washington
    • 1890 - 814 Washington
    • 1891 - 814 Washington
    • 1892 - 814 Washington
    • 1893 - 814 Washington
    • 1894 - 814 Washington
    • 1895 - 814 Washington
  • Circus Royal and Venetian Water Carnival (previously People's Palace)
    • 1895 - SW cor Eddy and Mason
  • Columbia Theater (formerly Stockwell's Theatre)
    • 1895 - Powell nr Eddy
  • Columbia
    • 1915 - Mason and Geary
  • Congress Hall
    • 1873 - (new theater), 316 Bush
  • Cort
    • 1915 - Market and Ellis
  • Dramatic Museum
    • 1850 - on Cal st., between Kearney and Montgomery, Robinson and Evrard, proprietors.
  • Eden Musee
    • 1894 - 729 Market
  • Emerson's Opera House
    • 1878 - 318 Bush
  • Emerson's Theater (see Standard Theatre)
    • 1882 - 320 Bush
    • 1883 - 320 Bush
    • 1884 - 320 Bush
  • Empress
    • 1915 - Market near 6th
  • Eureka Theater
    • 1863 - E s Montgomery bet California and Pine
    • 1864 - E s Mont bet California and Pine
    • 1865 - E s Mont bet California and Pine
    • 1866 - (directory missing)
    • 1867 - E s Mont bet California and Pine
  • Fountain
    • 1881 - SE cor Kearny and Sutter
    • 1882 - SE cor Kearny and Sutter
    • 1883 - SE cor Kearny and Sutter
    • 1884 - SE cor Kearny and Sutter
    • 1885 - SE cor Kearny and Sutter
    • 1886 - SE cor Kearny and Sutter
    • 1887 - SE cor Kearny and Sutter
    • 1888 - SE cor Kearny and Sutter
  • Gaiety
    • 1915 - O'Farrell bet. Stockton and Powell
  • Garrick
    • 1915 - Ellis bet. Fillmore and Steiner
  • German Theater
    • 1868 - (Platt's Hall) E s Montgomery bet Bush and Pine
  • German Theater (see California Theater)
    • 1872 - (California) N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1873 - (California) N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1874 - (California) N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1875 - (California) N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1876 - (California) N s Bush bet Kear and Dup
    • 1877 - (California Theatre) N s Bush bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1878 - (California), N s Bush bet Kearny and Dup
    • 1879 - (California), N s Bush bet Kear and Dup
    • 1880 - (California), N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1881 - (California), N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1882 - (California), N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1883 - (California), N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1884 - (California), N s bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
  • Germania Summer Theatre
    • 1881 - S s Erie, nr Mission
    • 1882 - S s Erie, nr Mission
    • 1883 - S s Erie, nr Mission
    • 1884 - S s Erie, nr Mission
  • Gilbert's Melodeon
    • 1860 - cor Clay and Kearny
    • 1861 - corner Clay and Kearny
    • 1862 - corner Clay and Kearny
    • 1863 - NE cor Clay and Kearny
  • Gilbert's Museum
    • 1864 - N s Market bet Mont and San
    • 1865 - N s Market bet Mont and Sansom
  • Globe Theater
    • 1872 - N W cor Kearny and Pacific
  • Grand Opera House
    • 1874-1876 - (see Wade's Opera House)
    • 1877 - N s Mission bet 3d and 4th
    • 1878 - N s Mission bet Third and Fourth
    • 1879 - N s Mission bet Third and Fourth
    • 1880 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1881 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1882 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1883 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1884 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1885 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1886 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1887 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1888 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1889 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1890 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1891 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1892 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1893 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1895 - (see Morosco's Grand Opera House)
  • Grove Street Theatre
    • 1893 - N s Grove bet Polk and Van Ness Av
    • 1894 - N s Grove bet Polk and Van Ness Av
    • 1895 - N s Grove bet Polk and Van Ness Av
  • Gymnasium
    • 1854 - Battery street, between California and Pine. Frank Wheeler, Proprietor. Open day and evening.
  • Haverly's California Theatre (see California Theatre)
    • 1882 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1883 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1884 - N s Bush, bet Kearny and Dupont
  • Hayes Park Pavilion
    • 1862 - corner Laguna and Hayes
    • 1863 - cor Laguna and Hayes
    • 1864 - cor Laguna and Hayes
    • 1865 - cor Laguna and Hayes
    • 1866 - (directory missing)
    • 1867 - cor Laguna and Hayes
    • 1868 - cor Laguna and Hayes
    • 1869 - cor Laguna and Hayes
    • 1870 - (directory missing)
    • 1871 - cor Laguna and Hayes
    • 1872 - cor Laguna and Hayes
  • Howard Street Theater
    • 1894 - S s Howard, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1895 - S s Howard, bet Third and Fourth
  • Jenny Lind Melodeon
    • 1862 - S s Commercial bet Montgomery and Kearny
  • Jenny Lind Theater (noted in 1857 Directory only)
    • 1857 - Mr. M.[Maguire Thos.] arrived here in September, 1849. Soon afterwards he became proprietor of the Parker House, and after the May fire of 1850 erected on its side the Parker House, and first Jenny Lind Theater. The Theater was leased by James Stark, Esq., who, for twelve months, consecutively, paid a nightly rent of $175. In 1851 these premises were again destroyed in the great conflagration of that year, and again their energetic owner erected the Hotel and theater, still again doomed to utter destruction in 1852, when Mr. Maguire determined to build a permanent structure that should be fire proof. Aided by the sale of a portion of the ground, and the immense rental in prospect, with an unlimited credit, he built the Jenny Lind Theater, at a cost, independent of the ground, of $160,000. The subsequent history of this edifice and its conversion into the City Hall, are well known to all. The outlay of Mr. M. in improvements, during his residence in San Francisco, will not very much from a half million of dollars. Notwithstanding losses and embarrassments of the most discouraging character, the business tact and energy of Mr. M. has never forsaken him, and he has evolved success when utter prostration appeared inevitable.
  • Liverpool Star Varities
    • 1877 - NW cor Pacific and Sansome
  • Lyceum Theater
    • 1860 - NW corner Montgomery and Washington
  • Lyceum
    • 1915 - 29th and Mission
  • Maguire's New Theater (see Alhambra)
    • 1875 - 325 Bush
    • 1876 - 325 Bush
  • Maguire's Opera House
    • 1858 - N s Washington near Montgomery
    • 1859 - (address not given) Ad notes: Maguire's Opera House. This Popular and Fashionable Resort has recently been Enlarged, Entirely Refitted and Beautified! So as to render it one of the most elegant and commodious houses of amusement in the union! Arrangements have been entered into with several of the Most Distinguished Members of the Profession, of the Atlantic States & Europe, who will appear in rapid succession, sustained by A Talented and Efficient Stock Company - Open Every Evening. Proprietor… Thomas Maguire. Dress Circle - $1.00; Orchestra Seats - $1.00; Parquette - 50; Upper Boxes - 25; Private Boxes $5.00 and $10.00
    • 1860 - N s Washington near Montgomery
    • 1861 - N s Washington near Montgomery
    • 1862 - N s Washington near Montgomery
    • 1863 - N s Washington nr Montgomery
    • 1864 - N s Washington nr Montgomery
    • 1865 - N s Washington nr Montgomery
    • 1866 - (directory missing)
    • 1867 - N s Wash nr Montgomery
    • 1868 - N s Wash nr Montgomery
    • 1869 - N s Wash nr Montgomery
    • 1870 - (directory missing)
    • 1871 - N s Washington nr Montgomery
    • 1872 - N s Washington nr Montgomery
    • 1873 - N s Washington bet Montgomery and Kearny
  • Maguire's Opera House
    • 1875 - 318 Bush
    • 1876 - 318 Bush
    • 1877 - N s Bush bet Montgomery and Kearny
  • Majestic
    • 1915 - Mission and 21st
  • Meigg's Musical Hall
    • 1854 - Bush st., near corner of Montgomery. Henry Meigss, Proprietor.
  • Melodeon
    • 1858 - 182 Montgomery
  • Metropolitan Theatre
    • 1854 - Montgomery street, between Washington and Jackson. Mrs. Catharine N. Sinclair, Proprietress. Acting Manageress, Mrs. C. N. Sinclair. Stage Manager, J. B. Booth, Jr. Open nightly.
    • 1856 - Montgomery street, between Washington and Jackson
    • 1857 - John Torrence, prptr, W. s Montgomery, bet Wash'n and Jackson - On the 24th Dec., 1853, this spacious and elegant temple of histrionic art, just finished under the supervision of that talented architect, Mr. Joseph Trench, was opened by Mrs. Catherine N. Sinclair. For a period of about eighteen months this lady presided over the management, during which many celebrated and talented "Stars" filled engagements, of whom may be named Mesdames Anna Bishop, Anna Thillon, Barilli Thorne and Williams; Misses Catharine Hayes, the Rousset Sisters, Laura Keene, Susan and Kate Denin; Messrs. Jas E. Murdock, J. Hudson, Jas. Stark, Barney Williams and J. J. Neafie. The stock company included many prominent performers, among whom where Mesdames Judah, Woodward, Thoman, Mansfield, Coad, Smith, Rand, Wilder, Anderson, Barry and Collins, etc., with Mr. J. Torrence as Machinist and J. W. Fairchild as Scenic Artist. For about two-thirds of the time Mrs. S. had the Metropolitan up to Jan., 1855, the receipts were enormous, amounting to $400,000. During the interval, from the abandonment of the management by Mrs. S., and its assumption by Mr. Torrence, the direction was transitory, with fluctuating success - but the ample means of that gentlemn, united to skillful management and a frank and courteous address, have established the Metropolitan under his auspices as a permanent institution.
    • 1858-1861- (not listed)
    • 1862 - W side Montgomery bet Washington and Jackson
    • 1863 - W s Montgomery bet Washington and Jackson
    • 1864 - W s Montgomery bet Washington and Jackson
    • 1865 - (not listed)
    • 1866 - (directory missing)
    • 1867 - W s Montgomery bet Washington and Jackson
    • 1868 - W s Montgomery bet Washington and Jackson
    • 1869 - W s Montgomery bet Washington and Jackson
    • 1870 - (directory missing)
    • 1871 - W s Montgomery bet Washington and Jackson
    • 1872 - W s Montgomery bet Washington and Jackson
    • 1873 - W s Montgomery bet Washington and Jackson
  • Morosco's
    • 1888 - S s Howard, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1889 - S s Howard, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1890 - S s Howard, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1891 - S s Howard, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1892 - S s Howard, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1893 - S s Howard, bet Third and Fourth
  • Morosco's Opera House (see Grand Opera House)
    • 1894 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
    • 1895 - N s Mission, bet Third and Fourth
  • Musical Hall
    • 1860 - S s Montgomery near Bush
    • 1861 - S side Montgomery near Bush
  • Music Hall
    • 1862 - E side Montgomery near Bush. Ad notes: NEW MUSIC HALL - This hall, the largest and finest in the state, has just been erected on Montgomery Street, near Bush. It is on the ground floor, is built of brick, and entirely fire-proof. All modern Improvements have been adopted in its Construction. It is thoroughly Ventilated & Lighted From the Ceiling, in the same manner as the U. S. Senate Chamber. The seats have spring bottoms, thus doubling the space available to an audience when entering or leaving the Hall. There are four means of exit, equal to one space of forty-five feet. Under the Hall, and connected with it, is A Large Dining Room, 75 feet by 100 feet, with Parlors, Dressing Rooms, Kitchen, Baker's Oven, and every convenience attached. Adjoining the large hall is a social hall for private parties and social gatherings. Capable of accommodating 300 persons. Acoustic effect has been especially studied in the construction of the Hall, and in every respect it is fully adapted to every use which can be made of a public hall, for large Meetings, Lectures, Parties, Concerts, Operas, Etc., Etc. - For Term, apply at Office, No 9 Mercantile Library Building.
    • 1863 - E s Montgomery nr Bush
    • 1864 - E s Montgomery nr Bush
  • National
    • 1893 - NE cor Eddy and Jones
    • 1894 - NE cor Eddy and Jones
  • National
    • 1915 - N. W. cor. Post and Steiner
  • New Chinese Theater
    • 1877 - 621 Jackson
  • New Lincoln Varities
    • 1877 - 818 Pacific
  • New National Theatre
    • 1861 - S side Commercial bet Kearny and Dupont
  • New Olympic Variety Theatre
    • 1877 - SE cor Third and Mission
  • Novelty
    • 1915 - Steiner and O'Farrell
  • Odeum Garden
    • 1865 - N W cor Dolores and Fifteenth
    • 1866 - (directory missing)
    • 1867 - N W cor Dolores and Fifteenth
  • Olympic Melodeon
    • 1865 - NE cor Clay and Kearny
    • 1866 - (directory missing)
    • 1867 - NE cor Clay and Kearny
  • Olympic Theatre
    • 1854 - (Formerly Armory Hall) - corner of Sansome and Washington. Vinson, Beatty & Co., Proprietors. Closed.
  • Olympic Theater
    • 1868 - N E cor Clay and Kearny
  • Opera House
    • 1874 - 318 Bush
  • Orpheum
    • 1888 - S s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1889 - S s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1890 - S s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1891 - S s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1892 - S s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1893 - S s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1894 - S s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1895 - S s O'Farrell, bet Stockton and Powell
    • 1915 - South side O'Farrell bet. Stockton and Powell
  • Pacific Melodeon
    • 1869 - N W cor Kearny and Pacific
    • 1870 - (directory missing)
    • 1871 - N W cor Kearny and Pacific
  • Palace Amphitheater
    • 1874 - SW cor Miss and New Mont
    • 1875 - SW cor Mission and New Mont
    • 1876 - SW cor Mission and New Mont
    • 1877 - (see Palace Opera House)
    • 1878 - SW cor Mission and New Mont
  • Palace Opera House
    • 1877 - S W cor Mission and New Montgomery
  • Pantages
    • 1915 - Market opposite Mason
  • People's Palace (later Circus Royal and Venetian Water Carnival)
    • 1893 - SW cor Eddy and Mason
    • 1894 - SW cor Eddy and Mason
  • Powell Street Theater
    • 1891 - Powell nr Eddy
    • 1892 - Powell nr Eddy
  • Princess
    • 1915 - South side Ellis, bet. Fillmore and Steiner
  • Rowe's Olympic Circus
    • 1850 - on Mont. st., between Sacramento and California
  • Savoy
    • 1915 - McAllister and Leavenworth
  • San Francisco Hall
    • 1854 - Washington street, near corner Montgomery. Joseph Trench, Proprietor.
    • 1856 - (Minstrels) Washington st., between Montgomery and Kearny.
    • 1857 - The immense success which has attended the Minstrel Concerts has induced Mr. M.[Maguire Thos.] to build, and he has now under contract a new San Francisco Hall, to be erected on the present site, 50 by 150, with an elevation of 50 feet, and which, when completed according to the plans, will be one of the most beautiful edifices of the kind in the United States.
    • 1858 - N s Washington bet Montgomery and Kearny
  • Scheel's Auditorium
    • 1895 - Eddy and Jones
  • Standard Theater
    • 1879 - 320 Bush
    • 1880 - 320 Bush
    • 1881 - 320 Bush
    • 1882-1884 - (see Emerson's Theatre)
    • 1885 - 320 Bush
    • 1886 - 320 Bush
    • 1887 - 320 Bush
    • 1888 - 320 Bush
  • Stockwell's Theatre (later Columbia Theater)
    • 1893 - Powell nr Eddy
    • 1894 - Powell nr Eddy
  • The Temple
    • 1892 - S s Turk bet Jones and Taylor
    • 1893 - S s Turk bet Jones and Taylor
    • 1894 - S s Turk bet Jones and Taylor
    • 1895 - S s Turk bet Jones and Taylor
  • Tivoli Garden
    • 1880 - 28-32 Eddy
  • Tivoli Opera House
    • 1885 - 28-32 Eddy
    • 1886 - 28-32 Eddy
    • 1887 - 28-32 Eddy
    • 1888 - 28-32 Eddy
    • 1889 - 28-32 Eddy
    • 1890 - 28-32 Eddy
    • 1891 - 28-32 Eddy
    • 1892 - 28-32 Eddy
    • 1893 - 28-32 Eddy
    • 1894 - 28-32 Eddy
    • 1895 - 28-32 Eddy
  • Tivoli Opera House
    • 1915 - 70 Eddy
  • Tucker's Academy of Music
    • 1860 - 87 1/2 Montgomery
    • 1861 - 87 1/2 Montgomery
    • 1862 - 325 Montgomery
  • Union Hall
    • 1864 - S s Howard bet Third and Fourth
  • Union Theatre
    • 1854 - (French) - Commercial street, above Kearny. open every Sunday evening.
    • 1856 - Commercial street above Kearny
    • 1857-1861 - (not listed)
    • 1862 - S side Commercial bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1863 - S s Com bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1864 - S s Com bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1865 - S s Com bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1866 - (directory missing)
    • 1867 - S s Com bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1868 - S s Commercial bet Kearny and Dupont
    • 1869 - S s Com bet Kearny and Dupont
  • Valencia Theater
    • 1915 - Valencia near 13th.
  • Wade's Opera House (see Grand Opera House)
    • 1874 - (in course of construction), N s Mission bet Third and Fourth
    • 1875 - N s Mission bet Third and Fourth
    • 1876 - N s Mission bet Third and Fourth
  • Wigwam
    • 1886 - SE cor Geary and Stockton
    • 1887 - SE cor Geary and Stockton
    • 1888 - SE cor Geary and Stockton
    • 1889 - SE cor Geary and Stockton
    • 1890 - SE cor Geary and Stockton
    • 1891 - SE cor Geary and Stockton
    • 1892 - SE cor Geary and Stockton
    • 1893 - SE cor Geary and Stockton
    • 1894 - SE cor Geary and Stockton
    • 1895 - SE cor Geary and Stockton
  • Wigwam
    • 1915 - 2547 Mission
  • Wilson's Amphitheater
    • 1873 - N s Sutter nr Montgomery
  • Winter Garden
    • 1882 - W s Stockton, bet Post and Sutter
    • 1883 - W s Stockton, bet Post and Sutter
    • 1884 - W s Stockton, bet Post and Sutter