About the Bayview Opera House, Inc.
Founded in 1989 to manage programs from the historic 1888 South San Francisco Opera House, Bayview Opera House, Inc. (BVOH) is a 501 (c) (3) organization with a mission to serve as the focal point of Art and Culture in the Bayview Hunters Point community by providing accessible diverse, and high-quality arts education, cultural programs and community events in a safe environment.
About NOW Hunters Point
NOW Hunters Point is a project supported by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The project is sited on the former Hunters Point Power Plant site. In 2006, PG&E stopped operating the plant and began to decommission and dismantle the plant and remediate the site. PG&E is working in partnership with the Design Team of envelope a+d with Studio O. Together, the team has embraced an interactive community engagement process as the catalyst for the design, programming and future visioning of the site. The goal of NOW Hunters Point is to transform the industrial landscape into a dynamic activity center that can be a place for environmental restoration and community renewal.
Bayview Opera House
Ruth Williams Memorial Theater
4705 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
To serve as the focal point for the Art and Culture in the Bayview Hunters Point community by providing accessible and diverse, high-quality arts education, cultural programs and community events in a safe environment.
To pursue high standards of excellence in arts instruction and diverse programming, to encourage youth to participate in the arts, to foster a sense of community and cultivate relationships that are respectful, inspirational and inclusive.
Bayview Opera House, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) formed in 1989 to operate the Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theater.
The South San Francisco Opera House, as it was originally called, opened on October 4, 1888 by Masonic Lodge #212, to house art performances and community gatherings. The Bayview Opera House is one of four city-owned cultural centers operated by a local nonprofit organization providing cultural and arts programming to under-served communities in San Francisco.
The Opera House is available for rent for both public and private events, with a focus on providing affordable space to artists and arts organizations producing cultural events.
The Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theater is over 125 years old and is known for being the city’s oldest opera house.
The historic building is San Francisco's historic landmark building No. 8 and as of April 1, 2011 was inaugurated into the National Register of Historic Places.