Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)

Arts , Museums , Fine Arts Museum

Can you imagine a whole new way to see? Is it possible to break old habits and discover a new perspective on art and the world?

At Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, we believe it's not only possible, it's essential. Ten years after our founding, the world is a vastly different place than the one that was here when this arts center emerged from the ground. A different world demands a different way of being in that world, and that's the challenge we are taking up as we enter our second decade.

We recognize that the ambiguity inherent in today's world demands a creative response - no more business as usual. Inspired by the big ideas, we recognized that we needed to embrace atypical points of view, uncommon structures, diverse art forms. We would be multi-inter-intra-everything.


The Grand Lobby of the Galleries and Forum Building is the starting point for most visits to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Our main Box Office and information desk are located here as well as the public entrances to the Galleries, the Forum and the Screening Room. The space is open to the public to enjoy as an indoor extension to the Gardens.

The Grand Lobby is itself a multi-purpose venue for many of YBCA's public programs, parties and other large-scale events. Private rental clients will find the space to be perfect for receptions and expo space. For more information on renting the Grand Lobby or any of our available event venues, contact our events department: [email protected]


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Theater - Rental Info

The 757-seat theater at YBCA is striking with its two-tier seating, dual-level lobbies, spacious stage, excellent sight lines and vast technical inventory.

The theater is available for a variety of events, from theatrical presentations, concerts, lectures, meetings, receptions and special events.


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Screening Room - Rental Info

YBCA curates a series of monthly film/video screenings with a focus on experimental and alternative films and documentaries. YBCA also hosts screenings for a select group of community partner organizations.

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701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

Sunday (11am - 6pm) , Monday (closed) , Tuesday - Wednesday (11am - 6pm) , Thursday (11am - 8pm) , Friday - Saturday (11am - 6pm)

+1 415.978.2700

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