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Traffic and parking is unpredictable in Hayes Valley and Civic Center areas so please give yourself plenty of time to find parking. Consider taking public transportation as NCTC is close to Muni and BART stations.

Learn more about public transportation, driving directions, and street parking here. 


Public Transportation

NCTC is located in the Civic Center/Hayes Valley neighborhood at 25 Van Ness Avenue on the Lower Level. Our location is easily accessible via public transportation. The following bus lines drop you off within 1 block: 6, 9, 9L, 47, 49, 71, 71L, 90, L-OWL, N-OWL.


NCTC is a short walk from the Civic Center BART and is right next to the Van Ness MUNI station. 


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Parking is available on the streets surrounding NCTC, however it can be unpredictable so give yourself extra time to find a space. 


We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.


To reserve your parking spot, visit the New Conservatory Theatre Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.


New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app and use code NCTCSF for 10% off your first park.



There are also several lots in the surrounding area including:


Performing Arts Garage—(415) 252-8238
360 Grove between Franklin and Gough


Civic Center Garage—(415) 864-3000

355 McAllister between Larkin and Polk

Driving directions from the Bay Bridge and Peninsula

Connect to 101 North toward Golden Gate Bridge.  Exit 101 North/Mission Street. Turn slight right onto Mission Street/101 North. Follow 101 North as it veers left and becomes Van Ness Avenue. NCTC is at the corner of Van Ness and Oak Street. 

Driving directions from the Golden Gate Bridge

After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, take Lombard Street exit. Follow Lombard Street to Van Ness Avenue. Turn right on Van Ness and follow it to Oak Street. NCTC is at the corner of Van Ness and Oak Street.