Brava Theater Center
The only women-owned theater in San Francisco, the Brava Theater Center has recently been undergoing extensive renovation to bring back its early character. Originally named the Roosevelt, and known for a period of time as the York, this theater, located in the heart of the Mission District, was built as a Vaudeville house in 1926. Today this theater, which seats 370 people, focuses on plays written and directed by women.
Decor highlights include the original art deco ceiling, light fixtures and chandeliers, as well as a multicolored terrazzo in front on the sidewalk and a 1930's style marquee. Also dating from the 30's is a mural in the main lobby that was only discovered and brought back to life during recent renovations.
The theater center includes a large lobby, the main theater, and a studio theater, which is a flexible black-box space, used for more intimate theater performances, rehearsals, as well as social functions. It is available for rent for everything from business meetings to film festivals to parties.
Address / Phone
2781 24th Street. Call
Tours are free and occur every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. and sometimes on a walk-in basis.