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Front facing view of Presidio Theatre

Presidio Theatre

Enjoy live music, dance, and theatre in a beautifully renovated historic theatre.


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Military & Historic Site, Recreation & Wellness

Top Amenities

Accessible Restrooms, Accessible Parking, Paid Parking, Muni Bus-accessible, Shuttle-accessible

First built as a movie theater for the U.S. Army, the historic Presidio Theatre has been reborn as a modern performing arts space.

Step inside and you’ll find yourself standing where legendary comic Bob Hope once performed for grateful crowds of soldiers and their families.

While those days are gone, today this venue has been beautifully reimagined as a home for affordable live music, dance, theatre, and film.

The theatre and its outdoor plaza are also available for rent for public performances, parties, and events of all kinds.

Map of the Presidio

By Public Transit

Muni Route: 43 Masonic
Stop: Presidio Transit Center

By Presidio GO Shuttle

Route: South Hills
Stop: Pershing Square

Presidio Theatre Parking

Paid parking is available in several lots around the Main Post in easy walking distance from the theatre.

Why We Love Presidio Theatre

Presidio Theatre has been beautifully renovated to preserve its original art deco feel while being a contemporary setting for performances of all kinds. Their line up is inclusive and unexpected – from classic ballet to inventive community-driven dance and plays.

Accessibility at Presidio Theatre

The accessibility features are described on the Presidio Theatre website.

Insider Tip

Make a reservation for a meal before or after the show. Nearby, you’ll find Colibri Mexican Bistro. And coming this summer is Dalida, with Mediterranean fare. And if you want to make your visit a “staycation,” book a room at the nearby Inn at the Presidio or Lodge at the Presidio.

Four dancers performing on stage at Presidio Theatre.

A Home for San Francisco Concerts, Dance, Theatre, and Cinema.

Presidio Theatre’s mission is to make live performances accessible to everyone in the community. With deep roots in the past, it’s a fresh, new place to discover the arts.

Presidio Theatre Calendar

There’s a new roster of events every season, so check the Presidio Theatre calendar for the latest shows.

Quality, Affordable Shows

Presidio Theatre is committed to making performances as accessible as possible. Tickets prices are affordable, and they even offer an occasional free performance. Learn more about their discount tickets.

“Rush” Right In

If you live or work in the Presidio, you can receive a $10 rush ticket in-person, within one hour before a performance, as long as the event is not sold out.

Presidio Theatre Rentals

Presidio Theatre is available to rent for public performances and private events, including parties and corporate events. Along with its 600-seat main space, it features an outdoor plaza, rehearsal studio, dressing rooms, and a professional catering kitchen. Learn more on the Presidio Theatre website.

Gratitude to the Margaret E. Haas Fund

Army families flocked to the theatre to watch movies from 1938 to 1994, when the military left and the Presidio became a national park site. The theatre was empty for two decades. In 2017, Margaret E. Haas Fund launched a two-year, painstaking rehabilitation to bring the theatre back to life. It opened its doors in September 2019 as an independent, non-profit performing arts organization.

Bob Hope performing at Presidio Theatre in 1942. Photo by the U.S. Signal Corps.

Did You Know?

On August 28, 1994, the Presidio Theatre held a screening of Maverick. It was to be the last film the Presidio Theatre would ever show in the Army era.

Park Itineraries 

Need help planning your day at the Presidio? We’ve put together some itinerary ideas for things to see and do in the park. Whether you’re planning to spend a few hours or an entire day, there’s something for everyone at the Presidio. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Presidio Theatre is located at 99 Moraga Avenue in the Presidio. It is not to be confused with the movie theatre with a similar name on Chestnut Street in the Marina.

To reach the Presidio Theatre box office, please call (415) 960-3949. You can also reach the venue by email at or by visiting their website.

Yes, check out the details on their website.

We’re Here to Help

Have a question about the park? Want help planning your next visit? We’ve got you covered.

Representatives from the National Park Service, Parks Conservancy, and Presidio Trust standing in front of the Presidio Visitor Center