Frances McDormand

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

Series: Special Events

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City Arts & Lectures has restored and reopened the Nourse Theater, a stunning 1693-seat hall closed to the public for over thirty years.  Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Performing Arts Center, it is an ideal venue for our programs as well as those of other presenters.  Thanks to the generosity of our audience and supporters, we’ve raised all of the necessary funds to complete the first phase of the project.  We continue to make improvements, and if you wish to contribute, please call 415-563-2463.  Watch a TV segment on ABC7 news here.   Read about it in the Huffington Post here  the New York Times here and the San Francisco Chronicle here

Parking available at the Civic Center Plaza Garage (355 McAllister St between Polk St and Larkin St), Performing Arts Garage (360 Grove St at Gough St), and at 110 Franklin Street (at Oak Street).

Nourse stage


Since 1980, City Arts & Lectures has presented events with leading figures in the world of art & ideas. Each season, there are more than fifty lectures and onstage conversations — and a few surprise performances — with outstanding figures in literature, criticism, science, and the performing arts, offering the most diverse perspectives about ideas and values. City Arts & Lectures programs can be heard in edited and delayed broadcasts on more than 170 public radio stations across the country. The broadcasts are co-produced with KQED 88.5 FM in San Francisco.