The San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony are just a few blocks from UC Hastings in the SF Civic Center. The Opera has $25 student rush tickets; the Symphony has a 50% off student subscription package that can be shared. There are many other professional groups in town, offering classical and other music. And not to be overlooked, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, also a short walk from UC Hastings, offers hundreds of free and low-price recitals a year for students and faculty.
The SF scene is huge, with performances at many venues. Popular picks include:
The San Francisco Ballet performs at the Opera House in the Civic Center and runs a student rush program, allowing students to receive a discount on tickets. There are many well-known dance troupes for whom San Francisco is home, including Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet and the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. Joe Goode Performance Group.
Venues such as Counterpulse often host dance performances. In addition, there is a diverse international dance scene in the Bay Area; the 30-year-old San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival is one showcase for it.