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Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

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Address: 99 Grove St, San Francisco, CA 94102-4720
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Major venue for a variety of famous acts and performers.

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Good venue

We were just at the auditorium for Hans Zimmer Live and I was impressed. The layout of the building is a little confusing, but we also went up the wrong stairwell while looking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ejfisch
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were just at the auditorium for Hans Zimmer Live and I was impressed. The layout of the building is a little confusing, but we also went up the wrong stairwell while looking for our seats and had to wander a bit. Once we figured out the pattern in the balcony numbers, it was easier to navigate. We were up... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Having been here once before, I knew going into this concert that it would be one to remember. Entry in is always super fast (usually no waiting - even when sold out). The staff is on it and makes things run smooth. There are a few places to eat and get drinks. My only complaint is if you choose to... More 

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Thank Dashboard179
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This was my 3rd time at the civic...I love that this venue doesn't have assigned seating for their concerts...there is not a bad seat in the house! I have seen PearlJam , Kings of Leon, & YoGabbaGabba here & have had an amazing time each visit! I'm looking forward to my next visit!!

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Thank Jennifer H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

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

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Thank Alzor S
Oklahoma City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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..

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Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Eugene K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

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Bay Area, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Harald J
Dublin, Ireland
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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 

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