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The Warfield

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The Warfield
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Meg Lauber The Warfield

Opened in 1922 as a vaudeville theater, the Warfield has operated in its current incarnation since the 1980s. The ornate room, which has a 1,800-seat balcony and an overall capacity for 2,300, retains its original splendor, though the venue now showcases a variety of musical genres. From titans of rock revisiting classic releases to the new wave of rap artists touching the stage for the first time, bookings are diverse but tend to stick to popular movements. Even the back balcony seats have good views of the stage in the well-designed space. Those lucky enough to get backstage may also get a glimpse of a portion of the underground speakeasy once operated by Al Capone, who had an office in the building.


Venue name: The Warfield
Address: 982 Market St
San Francisco

Cross street: at Taylor St
Transport: Streetcar F/Bus 5, 6, 9, 16X, 21, 31, 71, F
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