The Strand Theater

Welcome to The Strand Theater

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A dynamic and intimate performance complex filled with the creative energy of the most exciting artists of the Bay Area and beyond, The Strand had its much-anticipated opening in late spring 2015. Located directly across from Civic Center’s lively UN Plaza, The Strand boasts a 283-seat theater, a 120-seat event and performance space, and a welcoming lobby and cafe that is open to city residents seeking a new destination in the Central Market neighborhood.

The Strand allows A.C.T. the flexibility to stage an expanded range of productions each season, including specially commissioned new work, cabaret and theater performances by A.C.T.'s M.F.A. Program and Young Conservatory students, educational workshops with our school partners, event rentals for community groups, and memorable celebrations for the A.C.T. community.

Most significantly, The Strand allows A.C.T. to deepen its impact on our city and community through the transformative power of theater. We invite you to join us as we create a powerful new center for the arts in the heart of San Francisco.

Take BART to The Strand!

The Strand Theater is located steps away from the Civic Center BART station.

The Rueff

Located a level above The Strand's Toni Rembe Theater, The Rueff is a 120-seat, 1,500-square-foot space that offers soaring views of City Hall, flexible seating, and a dynamic layout—with the versatility to accommodate performances, education programs, readings, and workshops. Lofty ceilings, a wall of multi-light wooden sash windows, and a prep kitchen and actor's lounge adjacent to the space make The Rueff well equipped for a range of special events.

Come early and enjoy the Strand Cafe


Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Performance Days: 90 minutes before the performance

The newest and hottest Central Market gathering place is The Strand Cafe, conveniently located in the theater lobby! Featuring complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast scones, light bites, and Artis coffee during the day and cocktails and light bites at night, The Strand Cafe is the perfect gathering spot!

Click here to view the new Strand Cafe Menu

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Parking Information and Directions:

A.C.T. is partnering with the Soma Grand Parking Garage as our preferred parking venue for The Strand. Located directly behind The Strand, the Soma Grand Parking Garage will offer an exclusive rate for A.C.T. patrons, at $20 for five hours of parking.

Located at 1160 Mission Street, between 7th and Julia streets and adjacent to the Soma Grand condominiums, Soma Grand Parking Garage is excited to welcome A.C.T. patrons to the Central Market neighborhood.

The Strand Theater
1127 Market Street

Soma Grand Parking Garage
1160 Mission Street

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Dining near A.C.T.'s Strand Theater

Central Market is the fastest growing neighborhood in San Francisco, and in the next 18 months, the number of cafes and restaurants in the area will triple! At this time, the area is home to a host of pop-up gourmet cafes, sit-down restaurants, and lounges—Click here for a few to try!


All dates, titles, and artists are subject to change.


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