Marines' Memorial Theatre

Built in 1926, the historic Marines’ Memorial Theatre is an intimate 564-seat jewel box theatre located in the heart of San Francisco’s theatre district between Union Square and Nob Hill. Recently renovated to expand the lobby and upgrade the orchestra seating to be much more comfortable, our historic Union Square theatre is available as a setting for events in San Francisco, including keynotes, celebrations, educational presentations and more. We are also dedicated to bringing the best national, international and local Music, Dance, Author Talks & Lectures and theatrical or film presentations to Bay Area audiences.

Marines’ Memorial Theatre has a rich history, with many classic events in its past. In addition to being the former home of the Actors Workshop and American Conservatory Theatre, our theatre has hosted presentations by legendary performers such as Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Jean Stapleton, Lynn Redgrave, and many others.

To reserve the theatre for your entertainment, corporate, civic or educational events in San Francisco, please contact our Sales Team

We are now accepting rental requests and inquiries and look forward to working with you to bring your show to our theatre. 

Marines’ Memorial Theatre
Theater 33, LLC

609 Sutter Street
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102


Contact Us:

(415) 289-9979

Welcome to Marines' Memorial Theatre

Historic San Francisco Venue

The Marines’ Memorial Theatre is an intimate 564-seat jewel box theatre located in the heart of San Francisco’s theatre district between Union Square and Nob Hill. Our historic San Francisco venue was built in 1926 to bring the best national, international and local Music, Dance, Author Talks & Lectures and theatrical/film presentations to Bay Area audiences. Our theatre is a well-known resource for local corporate and civic groups along with charitable organizations.

Legendary Performances

Our San Francisco venue has hosted a number of legendary performances, including Stomp!, Angels in America by Tony Kushner, Forever Tango, Camino Real by Tennessee Williams and Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. In addition to acclaimed live performances, the Marines’ Memorial Theatre is also used as a venue for speakers, presentations, corporate events, celebrations and more.


Currently under direct management of the Marines’ Memorial Association and Theater 33 LLC, the theatre proudly presents live theatrical performances as well as inspiring speakers and presentations.

Sales and Seating

All Sales Final

All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.


Late Seating

Performances begin promptly.  Seating for latecomers will be held until an appropriate time during the show and is at the discretion of the theatre management and production staff. Latecomers may be given alternate seats to minimize disturbance to the audience and performers.  The lobby bar opens 60 minutes before the show and seating opens 30 minutes before the show. Thank you for arriving early.

Age Limit and Equipment


Every person entering the theatre must have a ticket.  Babes-in-arms and children younger than 5 years old are not allowed.


Recording Equipment

No recording devices are permitted in the theatre unless specifically posted. If a camera or recording device is used during the performance, it may be confiscated by theatre staff.

Plan Your Visit

Marines’ Memorial Theatre is home to a wide array of events near Union Square, ranging from film to music to educational presentations. Conveniently located in the San Francisco theatre district, our venue is easy to get to by public transportation. 

Before & After the Show

Marines’ Memorial Theatre recommends the Leatherneck Steakhouse & Lounge for convenient dining before or after the show. Boasting a savory menu and comprehensive wine list, Leatherneck is a sophisticated choice for your evening out.


Extend your evening with a room at Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel, offering upscale accommodations in a convenient location.

Renowned Performance Space

Built in 1926, the Marines Memorial Theatre is an elegant facility ideal for a variety of events in San Francisco. The theatre was recently renovated to upgrade the facilities and make the seating even more comfortable. From plays to orchestra performances to keynotes, our San Francisco venue has the technical services available to make your event a success.


For more information about a San Francisco theatre rental, please contact our Sales Department and our staff will get back to you shortly.

Support the Marines' Memorial Theatre Today

The Marines’ Memorial Theatre is operated by the Marines’ Memorial Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission to honor the legacy of military service and to provide charitable, art, and educational resources for San Francisco and surrounding communities.


Through its programs, including operational oversite of the Theatre, and by its support of the Marines’ Memorial Association, the Foundation will commemorate the contributions and sacrifices of Veterans of all United States military services and educate and serve the larger community.


To support the Marines’ Memorial Foundation with a 100% tax-deductible gift, click HERE. Thank you for your support!


To learn more about the programs of the Foundation, visit or contact our Development Department at