Palace of Fine Arts Theater

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The Panama Pacific Exposition of 1915 was an event dedicated to progress, the celebration of the completion of the Panama Canal, and the rebirth of San Francisco following the disastrous 1906 earthquake. Funds came from six million dollars in donations, five million in state bonds and five million in San Francisco taxes. The Palace was the last of the major buildings of the Exposition to be started; construction began December 8, 1913.

The theatre, which seats 1,000 in a continental-style configuration, was added in 1970. The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre is operated by the Palace of Fine Arts League, Inc., a non-profit corporation. Past concerts at the theatre include:

Acoustic Alchemy
Ali Akbar
Tori Amos
Joan Baez
Luka Bloom
Tracy Chapman
David Crosby
Celine Dion
The Drifters
Maynard Ferguson
Lisa Gerrard
Procol Harum
Ricki Lee Jones
Modern Jazz Quartet
Van Morrison
Michael Nesmith
Tito Puente
Dianne Reeves
Riders in the Sky
Sonny Rollins
Todd Rundgren
Tandy Beal & Bobby McFerrin

Palace of Fine Arts Theater
3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco CA 94123