Austrian glass makes up the apples, oranges and pears dangling from the chandelier. (c) Jim Norrena 2016

Jim Norrena

The Chandelier's Grand Return

Take a voyage with the Curran crew through the three-month journey of our refusbished chandelier!

November 19, 2016

Artisan Lynn Hessler calls the Curran's new walls

Jim Norrena

Teal We Meet Again

Artisan Lynn Hessler talks about why the Curran is a sacred place to her

November 3, 2016


San Francisco Public Library

The Curran's Own Phantom

Having been the premiere entertainment venue in San Francisco for nearly a century now and filled over these past hundred years with many spirited characters (actors are haunted types), the Curran, in turn, is widely considered to be one of the city’s most haunted places and has become a key destination for ghost-hunting enthusiasts.

October 31, 2016

The Curran's newly refurbished chandelier outshines her protective gown. (c) Jim Norrena 2016

Jim Norrena

Getting Ready to Out-Glisten Glinda

Kevin Sessums gazes upon the Curran's newly refurbished chandelier and recalls the star who once shared its light, Kristin Chenoweth of WICKED fame.

October 27, 2016

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi speaks at the Ultimate Woman's Power Luncheon. Photo credit: Drew Altizer

Drew Altizer

Fairmont and Balanced

Carole Shorenstein Hays tells us why she feels so comfortable at San Francisco's landmark hotel and takes us inside Nancy Pelosi's Ultimate Women's Power Luncheon held there each year.

October 10, 2016

Oakland School for the Arts Students on stage at the Curran theater


The Curran joins forces with GLAAD to celebrate Spirit Day with an inspiring video of the Tony-winning musical's anthem of inclusiveness, "Ring of Keys."

October 4, 2016

The Sizzle is Real

Carole Shorenstein Hays unveils the Curran's newest video as she readies the Curran itself for its own unveiling in just a few more weeks.

September 29, 2016


A letter from Carole

The Curran's leader welcomes you to our new venture.

August 30, 2016

Eyewitness Views

In October 1961, Lenny Bruce was arrested in San Francisco for violating the city’s obscenity laws but was back the next month appearing at the Curran. Gracie Hays not only talks to San Franciscans who dug Bruce back then but also digs up a couple of Herb Caen quotes about the controversial comedian.

August 30, 2016

JJ Monroe


Kevin Sessums conquers his fear of heights and communes with the Curran's ghosts - and a crafty old codger named Jed - while doing it.

August 30, 2016