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Bayview Opera House to Re-Open after $5.7 Million Renovation

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 (Photo: Anne Hammersky/Bay View Opera House)

The Bayview Opera House, San Francisco’s oldest theater and a registered historical landmark, will re-open this weekend after a $5.7 million renovation that took nearly three years to complete. Built in 1888 as an entertainment hall within a Masonic temple, the opera house has for decades hosted plays, dance performances, and poetry readings. We discuss the Opera House’s architecture, history and the artists and community members who have shaped it.

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A Cultural Hub is Reborn in San Francisco’s Bayview District (KQED Arts)

Guests:

Barbara Ockel, executive director, Bayview Opera House

Walter Hood , professor of landscape architecture, UC Berkeley; creative director, Hood Design

Mary Booker, playwright and teacher

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