Herbst Theatre

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Herbst Theatre
Veterans Auditorium
Herbst Theatre is located in San Francisco
Herbst Theatre
Herbst Theatre
Location within San Francisco
Herbst Theatre is located in California
Herbst Theatre
Herbst Theatre
Herbst Theatre (California)
Address401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, California
United States
Coordinates37°46′47″N 122°25′14″W / 37.779653°N 122.420544°W / 37.779653; -122.420544Coordinates: 37°46′47″N 122°25′14″W / 37.779653°N 122.420544°W / 37.779653; -122.420544
OwnerSan Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center
Capacity928
Opened1915
Website
sfwmpac.org

The Herbst Theatre is an auditorium in the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center in Civic Center in San Francisco, California, United States. The 928-seat hall hosts programs as diverse as City Arts & Lectures, SF Jazz, and San Francisco Performances.

Architecture and decoration[edit]

Originally designed as the Veterans Auditorium, the theatre was refurbished and renamed Herbst Theatre in 1977 in honor of brothers Herman and Maurice Herbst, whose foundation underwrote the renovations, it is entered through a foyer off of the building's main lobby. Eight large beaux-arts murals, created by Frank Brangwyn for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, adorn the walls while overhead five chandeliers hang from the blue and gold-leaf ceiling.

United Nations Charter[edit]

On June 26, 1945, the United Nations Charter was signed on the stage of the Herbst Theatre by the group of 50 founding nations, following the two-month-long United Nations conference at the War Memorial Opera House.

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