1hr Before Show
1hr Before Show
How does the United States treat its migrants and immigrants? And what can we expect in the future? What has been happening on the borders and in our cities—including San Francisco, which is a sanctuary city?
Join New York Times journalists for a conversation on the Curran stage — one month before the historic theater completely transforms into a refugee camp’s Afghan cafe for the West Coast debut of the celebrated new play THE JUNGLE. New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley calls THE JUNGLE a “thrilling drama,” which chronicles the self-governing community of refugees from various countries that emerged in Calais, France.
New York Times reporters will address how the U.S. treats its migrants and immigrants and what’s happening on our borders and in our cities, including a sanctuary city like San Francisco. National immigration correspondent Miriam Jordan will moderate this conversation with Kirk Semple, a Mexico-City based correspondent who’s traveled with multiple immigrant caravans. Katharine Gin, co-founder and executive director of Immigrants Rising, a group that works with Dreamers and undocumented youth, and Holly Cooper, a UC Davis professor and immigration attorney, will also participate in the discussion. The evening will finish by addressing audience questions.
June 23, 2018: A woman from Honduras and a group of men from Cuba wait on a bridge connecting Matamoros and Brownsville, Texas, to ask for asylum in the United States. CREDIT: Todd Heisler for The New York Times.
December 4, 2018: A Mexican man, who has plans to cross the border into San Diego, United States, right, observes from Tijuana Mexico, a border wall expansion done by U.S. contractors. CREDIT: Photo by Mauricio Lima for The New York Times
October 4, 2018: Border Patrol agent Robert Rodriguez helps apprehend illegal immigrants crossing into the US by McAllen, Texas, from 4am to 9:30am. CREDIT: Lynsey Addario for The New York Times.
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501 Geary Street
Tratto is one of the newest additions to our neighborhood and boy, are we happy that they moved in! Known for their relaxed, communal-style dining, Tratto serves up some of the best Italian food within a short walking distance to the theater. Along with its carefully crafted cocktails, the restaurant also offers an extensive wine list that features both local and Italian wines. We recommend trying the fresh, handmade pastas and pizzas--they're both definitely something to write home about!
Show your Curran ticket stub to enjoy the Theater Prix Fixe - a delicious three course dinner for only $32. Or if you'd rather order a la carte, your ticket stub will get you complimentary Italian donuts for a sweet conclusion to your meal.
242 O'Farrell Street
Searching for a lively spot to rehash the show over some tasty bites and drinks? Only a stone's toss away from the Curran, look no further than Bartlett Hall. Lauded especially for its house-brewed beers and barrel-aged cocktails, this laid-back neighborhood haunt also serves a seasonal-driven menu, which always presents diners with a unique challenge to uphold manners and resist the urge to lick their plates! Wine lovers are in luck, as well: Bartlett Hall offers a wide-range of California-focused wines.
Rejoice! Receive a 20% discount when you present your Curran ticket stub.
333 O’Farrell Street
Featuring a full menu of locally-inspired cuisine, Urban Tavern at the Hilton has the distinctive personality of a metropolitan gastro pub, highlighting 50 wines within 50 miles, Bay Area beers and indigenous spirits (yes please!). Pair your drink of choice with selections from a diverse menu highlighting local seasonal ingredients and house specialties.
Show your Curran ticket stub to get the ‘Theater, Park & Dine package’ – Take 20% off your total bill (including drinks) by showing your ticket on the day you’re seeing a Curran show and receive 5 hours of self parking for $10. (Parking is located in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square parking garage, with the self-parking entrance off Ellis and Mason Streets.)
New American Eatery
1000 Larkin St.
The Saratoga is a two-story cocktail bar and restaurant focused on luxurious comfort food. This Tenderloin hotspot honors the neighborhood's vibrant history while bringing a swanky, but cozy, modern vibe. With their infamous cheeseburger, over 30 inspired cocktails on their list, and 800 unique spirits on their shelves everyone is guaranteed to find just what they're looking for.
Bring your ticket stubs and enjoy one specialty cocktail with the purchase of an entree!
Bar and Lounge
Cityscape San Francisco
333 O’Farrell Street
With a panoramic 360-degree view of San Francisco, there’s no better place to unwind pre or post show. On the 46th floor of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Cityscape San Francisco is a gem in the sky. Enjoy the romantic view of the city while sipping on specialty signature cocktails and a San Francisco inspired small plate menu. And while you’re basking in the views, show your Curran ticket stub on the day you’re seeing a show to get 20% off your total bill including drinks.
398 Geary Street
Finding the unmarked entrance to this intimate, speakeasy-style hangout can be a bit of a challenge, (*tip: We find it easiest to access the bar on Mason Street; it is located right next to Ruby Sky on the south side. Follow the stairs up to the bar.) but is worth the effort. Along with serving more traditional drinks, Benjamin Cooper also offers custom crafted cocktails with unique, often unusual ingredients. The staff is delightfully easygoing and will happily explain some of the more complicated-sounding drinks or trade out ingredients.
320 Geary Street
With its cozy ambiance, Eno makes wine tasting fun and approachable for newcomers and connoisseurs alike. The bar boasts a remarkably diverse wine list from around the world and offers flights for those who can't decide. For a truly enlightening education on wine, ask for Joel, the head sommelier. Tell him we sent you!
Curran offers tickets in strict accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
As a historic building that opened in 1922, Curran is unable to provide wheelchair access to the upper levels of the auditorium, therefore a number of accessible seats exceeding the requirement have been set aside in the Orchestra in rows N (on the house left side) and U (on the left and right sides). When the Orchestra is not on-sale in it's typical format, comparable seating is held. You may purchase these tickets online, however if there is any question as to which seats might work best for you, you are encouraged to call us at (415) 358-1220.
Plus-sized patrons may inquire about the location and availability of our swing-arm seats in the orchestra as well as freestanding armless seats in the accessible rows.
Those with mobility devices (canes, crutches, walkers, etc.) will need to check these items with a staff member to comply with local fire code regulations. At the end of the performance, an usher will return the device to the guest, or at intermission upon request.
We strive to accommodate all patrons to the best of our ability. Please try to arrive early if you need help with access so that our staff can be as attentive to you as possible.
As part of our renovation, we have added new restroom facilities. Fully accessible restrooms are located on the lower level of the theater. A lift in the lobby is available for patrons with mobility issues.
Audio Assisted Listening Devices
Devices are available at our boutique in the lobby on a first-come, first-served basis. We ask patrons to leave a state-issued ID or driver’s license as deposit on all devices.
ASL, Open Captioned & Audio Described Performances
Please see show pages for specially scheduled performances or call us at (415) 358-1220.
UC Davis Professor/Immigration Attorney
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Immigrants Rising
New York Times National Immigration Correspondent
New York Times Correspondent, Mexico City