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Golden Gate Theatre

1 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA, USA
Seats (approximate)
2304

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
Stand beneath the sign climbing four stories high that has welcomed theatergoers for over 80 years. You imagine them in formal attire lining around the block for the Golden Gate Theatre's 1922 vaudeville opening. They clamor to see the Marx Brothers and rush screaming by to catch a glimpse of Frank Sinatra at the stage door. They flirt during a double feature and flock to see anything on the Cinerama wide screen. As entertainment evolved, the grand theatre with its magnificent stage and enviable acoustics was altered beyond recognition. Then, ten tons of steel, including an escalator, four tons of plaster, sheet rock, studs and insulation, plus four thousand square feet of plywood was painstakingly removed. The Golden Gate was restored to its original size and splendor to present live theater once again most recently, Broadway blockbusters.
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My Fair Lady
Aug 05, 2020 - Aug 30, 2020
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Mean Girls
Jun 30, 2020 - Aug 02, 2020
Music by Jeff Richmond; Book by Tina Fey; Lyrics by Nell Benjamin
Musical Original
The Band's Visit
May 27, 2020 - Jun 21, 2020
Music by David Yazbek; Book by Itamar Moses; Lyrics by David Yazbek
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
The Last Ship
Feb 20, 2020 - Mar 22, 2020
Music by Sting; New Book by Brian Yorkey, Lorne Campbell; Original Book by John Logan; Lyrics by Sting
Musical Original
Musical Original
Anastasia
Sep 03, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
Music by Stephen Flaherty; Book by Terrence McNally; Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Original
The Play That Goes Wrong
Aug 13, 2019 - Aug 18, 2019
Play Original Comedy
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Apr 16, 2019 - May 12, 2019
Music by Marc Shaiman; Book by David Greig; Lyrics by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
Musical Original
Falsettos
Mar 19, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019
Music by William Finn; Book by James Lapine, William Finn; Lyrics by William Finn
Musical Revival
Hello, Dolly!
Feb 19, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Come From Away
Jan 08, 2019 - Feb 03, 2019
Musical Original
A Bronx Tale The Musical
Nov 27, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Chazz Palminteri; Lyrics by Glenn Slater
Musical Original Drama
Waitress
Oct 16, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018
Music by Sara Bareilles; Book by Jessie Nelson; Lyrics by Sara Bareilles
Musical Original Drama
On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan
Sep 11, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018
Featuring Music Produced and Recorded by Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Miami Sound Machine; Book by Alexander Dinelaris
Musical Original
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Jun 27, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017
Music by Adrian Sutton; Written by Simon Stephens
Play Original
Into the Woods
Mar 07, 2017 - Apr 02, 2017
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Irving Berlin's White Christmas - 2016
Dec 14, 2016 - Dec 24, 2016
Music by Irving Berlin; Book by David Ives, Paul Blake; Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Musical Revival Comedy
The King and I
Nov 15, 2016 - Dec 11, 2016
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Oct 02, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016
Music by Stephen Trask; Book by John Cameron Mitchell; Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Musical Original
Cabaret
Jun 21, 2016 - Jul 17, 2016
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
Kinky Boots
May 11, 2016 - May 22, 2016
Music by Cyndi Lauper; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Musical Original
An Act of God
Mar 22, 2016 - Apr 17, 2016
Dirty Dancing
Feb 23, 2016 - Mar 20, 2016
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Blithe Spirit
Jan 20, 2015 - Feb 01, 2015
Written by Noël Coward
Play Revival ComedyFarce
Pippin
Sep 23, 2014 - Oct 19, 2014
Music by Stephen Schwartz; Book by Roger O. Hirson; Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Musical Revival Comedy
The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess
Nov 12, 2013 - Dec 08, 2013
Music by George Gershwin; Musical Score Adapted by Diedre Murray; Lyrics by Dorothy Heyward, DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin
Musical Revival Opera
Anything Goes
Jan 08, 2013 - Feb 03, 2013
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
Hair
Oct 25, 2011 - Nov 20, 2011
Musical Revival Fantasy
Young Frankenstein
Jun 29, 2010 - Jul 25, 2010
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Musical Original Comedy
Fiddler On The Roof
Jan 26, 2010 - Feb 21, 2010
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
South Pacific
Sep 18, 2009 - Oct 25, 2009
Musical Revival Drama
Monty Python's Spamalot
May 19, 2009 - Jul 05, 2009
Music by Eric Idle, John Du Prez; Book by Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle
Musical Original Comedy
Grease
Mar 24, 2009 - Apr 19, 2009
Musical Revival Comedy
A Bronx Tale
Sep 23, 2008 - Oct 19, 2008
Original music by John Gromada; Written by Chazz Palminteri
Play Original Solo
Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf
Apr 11, 2007 - May 12, 2007
Written by Edward Albee
Play Revival Drama
Altar Boyz
Mar 13, 2007 - Apr 08, 2007
Musical Original Farce
Doubt
Nov 07, 2006 - Dec 03, 2006
Play Original Drama
Annie
Aug 30, 2005 - Sep 25, 2005
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
Evita - 2004
Mar 15, 2005 - Apr 10, 2005
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Little Shop of Horrors
Nov 09, 2004 - Dec 05, 2004
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Howard Ashman; Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Musical Revival ComedyPuppets
The Producers - Leo
Oct 12, 2004 - Oct 24, 2004
Music by Mel Brooks; Book by Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Musical Original Comedy
Movin Out
Jul 06, 2004 - Aug 29, 2004
Music by Billy Joel; Lyrics by Billy Joel
Musical Original Dance
Hairspray
May 04, 2004 - Jul 04, 2004
Musical Original Comedy
Musical Original Comedy
42nd Street
Sep 02, 2003 - Sep 28, 2003
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Revival Comedy
Chicago
Aug 05, 2003 - Aug 24, 2003
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
Some Like It Hot
Oct 14, 2002 - Nov 03, 2002
Music by Jule Styne; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Musical Original Comedy
South Pacific
Jul 23, 2002 - Aug 18, 2002
Musical Revival Drama
The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas
Feb 11, 2002 - Mar 10, 2002
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
Musical Revival Comedy
Fiddler on the Roof
Feb 06, 2001 - Mar 04, 2001
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
The Sound of Music
May 02, 2000 - May 14, 2000
Musical Revival Drama
Rent - Angel
Mar 03, 1999 - Sep 05, 1999
Music by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Musical Original Drama
Annie
Dec 22, 1998 - Jan 03, 1999
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk
Nov 10, 1998 - Dec 06, 1998
Musical Original Dance All Black Cast
Chicago
Sep 29, 1998 - Nov 08, 1998
Music by John Kander; Book by Bob Fosse, Fred Ebb; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Comedy
The King and I - 1997
Apr 15, 1998 - May 17, 1998
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Cats - Fourth National
Oct 07, 1997 - Oct 12, 1997
Musical Original
Cats - Fourth National
Sep 30, 1997 - Oct 05, 1997
Musical Original
Master Class
Aug 12, 1997 - Aug 24, 1997
Written by Terrence McNally
Play Original
Grease
Apr 29, 1997 - May 11, 1997
Musical Revival Comedy
Musical Revival Comedy
Carousel
Oct 15, 1996 - Nov 10, 1996
Musical Revival Drama
Damn Yankees
Sep 17, 1996 - Oct 13, 1996
Musical Revival Comedy
West Side Story
Aug 06, 1996 - Aug 17, 1996
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Drama
Aint Misbehavin
Jun 25, 1996 - Jul 21, 1996
Musical Revival Revue
An Inspector Calls
Apr 09, 1996 - May 05, 1996
Written by J.B. Priestley
Play Revival DramaMystery
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Music of the Night
Mar 12, 1996 - Apr 07, 1996
Musical Original
State Fair
Oct 03, 1995 - Oct 29, 1995
Musical Original Comedy
Jelly's Last Jam
Jul 04, 1995 - Jul 30, 1995
Music by Jelly Roll Morton; Book by George C. Wolfe; Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead
Musical Original
Musical Original Comedy
Blood Brothers
Feb 14, 1995 - Mar 12, 1995
Music by Willy Russell; Book by Willy Russell; Lyrics by Willy Russell
Musical Original
Grease
Jan 10, 1995 - Feb 05, 1995
Musical Revival Comedy
Fiddler on the Roof
Nov 01, 1994 - Nov 27, 1994
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Hair
May 03, 1994 - May 29, 1994
Musical Revival
Evita - 1992
Feb 22, 1994 - Feb 27, 1994
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Crazy For You
Sep 08, 1993 - Oct 17, 1993
Musical Original Comedy
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - 1993
Jul 08, 1993 - Aug 29, 1993
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Comedy
Evita - 1992
May 11, 1993 - May 23, 1993
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Annie
Apr 14, 1993 - Apr 25, 1993
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
Guys and Dolls
Feb 10, 1993 - Mar 06, 1993
Music by Frank Loesser; Book by Abe Burrows, Jo Swerling; Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Musical Revival Comedy
Camelot
Nov 10, 1992 - Dec 06, 1992
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
A Chorus Line
Oct 20, 1992 - Nov 08, 1992
Musical Revival Drama
The Will Rogers Follies
Sep 01, 1992 - Oct 03, 1992
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Musical Original
Grand Hotel
Jan 21, 1992 - Feb 16, 1992
Musical Original Drama
City of Angels
Nov 27, 1991 - Jan 05, 1992
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Larry Gelbart; Lyrics by David Zippel
Musical Original Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
Oct 01, 1991 - Oct 13, 1991
Musical Original
Jerome Robbins' Broadway
Aug 14, 1991 - Sep 08, 1991
Musical Original Revue Dance
Bye Bye Birdie
Jun 04, 1991 - Jun 30, 1991
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Lee Adams
Musical Revival Comedy
Peter Pan
May 08, 1990 - Jun 03, 1990
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Starlight Express
Jan 02, 1990 - Jan 28, 1990
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe
Musical Original Comedy
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
Dec 05, 1989 - Dec 31, 1989
Music by Meredith Willson; Book by Richard Morris; Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Musical Revival Comedy
Into the Woods
Aug 08, 1989 - Sep 03, 1989
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by James Lapine; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Comedy Drama
Fiddler on the Roof
Jun 28, 1989 - Jul 09, 1989
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Can-Can
Nov 16, 1988 - Dec 11, 1988
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Abe Burrows; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Musical Revival Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
May 25, 1988 - Jul 17, 1988
Musical Original
HMS Pinafore
Mar 09, 1988 - Apr 03, 1988
Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert
Musical Revival ComedyOperetta
Me and My Girl
Oct 03, 1987 - Dec 26, 1987
Musical Original Comedy
Cabaret
Aug 20, 1987 - Sep 06, 1987
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
Cabaret
May 13, 1987 - Jun 14, 1987
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
Cats - First National
Jul 09, 1986 - Jan 31, 1987
Musical Original
My One and Only
Oct 08, 1985 - Dec 22, 1985
Musical Original Comedy
The Tap Dance Kid
Aug 01, 1985 - Sep 15, 1985
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Charles Blackwell; Lyrics by Robert Lorick
Musical Original
42nd Street
Feb 19, 1985 - Jul 21, 1985
Music by Harry Warren; Book by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Al Dubin
Musical Original Comedy
La Cage aux Folles
May 29, 1984 - Sep 01, 1984
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Original Comedy
Dreamgirls
Dec 13, 1983 - Mar 17, 1984
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Musical Original
Woman of the Year
Sep 20, 1983 - Nov 06, 1983
Music by John Kander; Book by Peter Stone; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Original Comedy
Zorba
Jul 19, 1983 - Aug 20, 1983
Zorba
Jul 19, 1983 - Aug 20, 1983
Zorba
Jul 19, 1983 - Aug 20, 1983
Music by John Kander; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival
Amadeus
Feb 01, 1983 - Feb 27, 1983
Written by Peter Shaffer
Play Original Drama
Evita
Feb 16, 1982 - Jun 12, 1982
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original Drama
Barnum
Dec 16, 1981 - Feb 07, 1982
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Mark Bramble; Lyrics by Michael Stewart
Musical Original Comedy
Peter Pan
Sep 10, 1981 - Nov 01, 1981
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Annie - Third National
May 19, 1981 - Sep 05, 1981
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Original Comedy
Sweeney Todd
Mar 10, 1981 - May 10, 1981
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Original Thriller
Camelot
Dec 19, 1980 - Mar 08, 1981
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
My Fair Lady
Oct 07, 1980 - Nov 23, 1980
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Aug 19, 1980 - Sep 28, 1980
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
Musical Original Comedy
The Music Man
Mar 20, 1980 - May 04, 1980
Music by Meredith Willson; Book by Meredith Willson; Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Musical Revival Comedy
A Chorus Line
Dec 25, 1979 - Mar 16, 1980
Music by Marvin Hamlisch; Book by Nicholas Dante; Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Musical Original Drama