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July 19, 2013

San Francisco Playhouse - Your Perfect Night Out in Union Square

*Guest post by San Francisco Playhouse*

Founded in 2003, the San Francisco Playhouse is dedicated to presenting professional live theatre in an intimate and welcoming atmosphere for the theatre veteran and first-timer alike. Known for producing high quality shows featuring the finest professional actors from the Bay Area and beyond, the Playhouse recently relocated to a beautiful 230 seat venue at 450 Post Street, just off of Union Square in the heart of the city’s Theatre District. This summer, the Playhouse closes out their 10th Anniversary Season with Camelot, the timeless Lerner and Loewe musical opening July 20th

Whether you’re a local looking to go out on the town, or a visitor searching for the perfect way to complete your trip to the City by the Bay, the San Francisco Playhouse is an ideal place to start or end your night out in the heart of San Francisco.

Before the Show: Dress up, or down!

Make it an unforgettable night. Many of the finest Union Square restaurants offer pre-show special theatre menus. Favorites include FarallonBourbon Steak, La Scene Café and Bar and ANZU.

Coming straight from the office? The Playhouse offers a nightly “Happy Half-Hour,” with complimentary snacks and discount cocktails for the first thirty minutes the bar is open - sip, nibble and unwind from your workday in the inviting lobby. 

Keep it casual.  There are many great spots near the Playhouse that offer fantastic dining in a casual atmosphere including classic Italian fare at Puccini and Pinetti, drinks and apps at Bar Adagio, or dine Al Fresco on the large outdoor patio at Jones.

No time for Pre-Show dining? The San Francisco Playhouse offers a variety of snacks and beverages, any of which can be taken to your seat to enjoy during a performance.  You can even pre-order goodies for intermission and skip the line!

After the Show:

Stick around!  Stay after the performance to mingle with the cast and creators and sip special post-show discount drinks in our beautiful lobby.  

Keep it classy! Sip fine whiskey in film noir inspired atmosphere at the Burritt Room or enjoy a classic cocktail at Scala’s Bistro in the historic Sir Francis Drake Hotel.

Connect with the Community. Toss one back at the local theatre crowd’s favorite haunt, The White Horse Tavern on Sutter Street, you may even run into your favorite performer!

Stay up late. Visit one of Union Square’s many nightclubs and lounges such as Slide, Ruby Skye, or the Infusion Lounge.

Stay the night! San Francisco Playhouse visitors can take advantage of special offers and packages at Personality Hotels, The Prescott and the theatre’s upstairs neighbor - the Kensington Park Hotel.  

Make your Plans: Camelot runs July 20th through September 21st at the San Francisco Playhouse. Visit www.sfplayhouse.org or call 415-677-9596 to book tickets.

About Camelot: Camelot is the timeless and powerful love triangle between legendary King Arthur, his Queen Guenevere and his best friend Lancelot. With one of Broadway’s most enchanting scores featuring the hauntingly romantic “If Ever I Would Leave You”, “I Loved You Once in Silence”, and “Follow Me.” San Francisco Playhouse’s reimagined production will feature the critically acclaimed cast of last year’s My Fair Lady and Tony Award-Winner Wilson Jermaine Heredia, of the original Broadway cast of RENT.

About San Francisco Playhouse:  Founded by Susi Damilano and Bill English in 2003, the San Francisco Playhouse is Union Square's intimate, professional theatre. Using Equity actors and world class design, the Playhouse has become an alternative to the traditional Union Square theatre fare, garnering 20 Bay Area Theatre Critic nominations in its first year. Providing a creative home and inspiring environment where actors, directors, writers, designers, and theatre lovers converge, SF Playhouse, hailed as a "small delicacy" by SF Weekly and "eclectic" by the San Francsico Bay Guardian, strives to create works that celebrate the human spirit.