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Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Civic Center
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Address: 99 Grove St., San Francisco, CA
Phone Number:
+1 415-624-8900

Major venue for a variety of famous acts and performers.

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Great venue for a big crowd

I attended the Apple Developer conference and the opening sessions were held here. Coming from overseas I was quite shocked over all the homeless in the area surrounding the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 June 2016
Harald J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an old school concert and gathering venue. Not that pretty inside but it gets the job done. Fine.

Thank Alzor S
Oklahoma City
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great concert, was not impressed with seating. This is an open auditorium with seating upstairs and standing only downstairs. Would definitely spend extra for a seat. Standing for 3 1/2 hours was excessive..

Thank Brad P
Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Great place for a concert. Has great acoustics, sight lines, and plenty of room for a crowd. I had no problems with seeing the stage to watch the band play.

Thank Eugene K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I've attended many events at this location - great place - the parking is limited in the area if you get there after your show starts. Parking does fill up quickly - right across the center underneath the yard is you easiest parking location - cost was $20 - most shows I've gone too have played until 0100 am -... More 

Thank Johnny R
Bay Area, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

After buying tickets to see Disclosure at Bill Graham, I made several inquires to both the venue itself and the ticket agency. No one seemed to understand the true meaning of all GA tickets, how hard it would or wouldn't be to get balcony seats, if there was food, drinks, etc. We even asked the hotel concierge for her suggestions.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I attended the Apple Developer conference and the opening sessions were held here. Coming from overseas I was quite shocked over all the homeless in the area surrounding the venue. However, once inside this building it is quite magnificient and could be reconfigured from the key note speech with 5000+ seats to a concert hall with the same number of... More 

Thank Harald J
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Really excellent exhibition . Easy to navigate and great use of 90 min to 3 hours depending on level of detail. Only $12 to enter. There were a bunch , as in a large bunch of very young children at an event next door that should not have been allowed in as they were just a noisy nuisance and had... More 

Thank StephenCr0ss
Studio City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

My family and I went to a Fall Out Boy concert here and had an enjoyable time. This is an old arena and the seats are SMALL compared to virtually any of the newer concert venues now in existence. The sound system was decent (we sat in the upper balcony area) and the arena is fairly steep providing good sight... More 

Thank StudioCityMark
Kamloops, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

This place was awesome. I attended a Tool concert here and found it well run, filled with friendly helpful people, had a cozy area where you could gather with friends for a drink and great conversation. There were minimal wait time for drinks and toilets. The theatre area was small so no seat or vantage point was bad. They had... More 

Thank Karen B
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

A two day music event here and this was perfect venue! Room for everyone who attended, great layout, rooms for chilling, areas to sit, bars & food areas, staff was cordial, coat check was fast and efficient. All in all, a great experience.

Thank Jay K

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