RECENT NEWS

San Francisco BayView:
Published May 27, 2017
RIP: Mary L. Booker, civil rights activist, Bayview community theater leader
"Mary L. Booker, a longtime associate of Bayview Opera House and civil rights advocate..."  read more
by Meaghan Mitchell

San Francisco Chronicle:
Published April 29,2017
'Hercules in the Bayview’ prompts tearful, earnest discussion
"Tears were shed, lungs were frayed and heartbreaking realities were shouted at the Bayview Opera House..."  read more
by Brandon Yu

KQED:
Published April 28, 2017
Star-Studded ‘Hercules’ Brings Catharsis to Bayview Citizens
"Thursday at the Bayview Opera House, Bryan Doerries staged a one-night-only reading of the Ancient Greek dramatist..."  read more   by 

Hoodline:
Published March 14, 217
The Story Of 3rd Street Village, A Bayview Gallery And Pop-Up Space
"Bayview has several major development projects underway. 4101 Third Street will eventually transition..."  read more
by Meaghan Mitchell

San Francisco Chronicle:
Published February 27, 2017
Market, art blossom on the city’s edge
"A lively New Orleans-style Mardi Gras band sporting sharp black suits took command of the Bayview Opera House stage on Friday night..."  read more
by Beth Spotswood

News Release June 28, 2017

Thanks to a grant through the Office of Economic and Workforce Development's SF Shines program, the Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre will soon get a much-needed exterior paint job.

New colors have been selected to give the building a fresh and contemporary look. Painting will start mid-July and complete by the end of August.

G7A | Architecture + Urban - Project Management
Steven Eichler - Project Manager
Kruit Painting Inc. - Painting Contractor

This project is generously supported by:
Office of Economic and Workforce Development
LISC Bay Area

The BVOH Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre re-opened September 17, 2016

Willie Brown: "Man, did they do a great job of restoring the Bayview Opera House."

San Francisco Chronicle:

Published: September 23, 2016
A new show at the Bayview Opera House
"The Bayview Opera House is officially open to the public — again. I went by the reopening..."  read more
by Caille Millner

San Francisco Chronicle:
Published: September 22, 2016
The Ruth Williams Bayview Opera House opens
by Leah Garchick

"There was a big outdoor party on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Bayview Opera House for the opening of its new Ruth Williams Memorial Theater, named for a community activist..."  read more

San Francisco Chronicle:
Published: September 14, 2016
Renovated Opera House a boon for the Bayview, but work remains
by John King
"When the Bayview Opera House reopens this weekend after a $5.7 million renovation that took nearly three years, the celebration will be well deserved..."   read more

Hoodline: 
Published: July 22, 2016
Renovated Bayview Opera House Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting Ahead Of September Reopening
by Meaghan Mitchell
"In May, we reported that the historic Bayview Opera House had plans to reopen in October after a two-year renovation, but it turns out..."   read more

Channel 7 News:
Aired: July 20, 2016
San Francisco's Bayview Opera House receives makeover
by Carolyn Tyler
"The first theater ever built in the city, the Bayview Opera House, has received a major makeover and congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is among the first to see it..."  watch video

San Francisco Chronicle:
Published: July 18, 2016
Opera House stages revival in Bayview 
by Sam Whiting
"When the time finally came to renovate the landmark Bayview Opera House, designer Walter Hood decided to elicit neighborhood feedback..."  read more