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Teatro ZinZanni Prepares to Build Future Home on the Embarcadero

After securing overwhelming approval from San Francisco’s Port Commission, Board of Supervisors, and neighborhood groups last spring, Teatro ZinZanni, in partnership with Kenwood Investments LLC, immediately began preparations towards finalizing plans for the development of our permanent home at The Embarcadero and Broadway. The partners are thrilled to reveal plans for its new home and share details of the anticipated timeline as the Bay Area counts down to opening night.

A New Home on the Bay

  • The design for Teatro ZinZanni’s future home reveals that the century old Belgian spiegeltent will be showcased at the heart of a LEED-certified four story, 180 room hotel with a ground floor restaurant on the site and a privately owned park.
  • Architect Mark Hornberger of Hornberger + Worstell designed the site plan utilizing feedback from community meetings and extensive research on the historic architecture of the neighborhood.
  • The heart of the design for Teatro Zinzanni is a 40-foot glass gazebo with the historic antique mirror tent enclosed within. The glass pavilion will reveal the backstage activity to all who pass by along the Embarcadero, the structure will be built to absorb sound and is “fritted” to ensure it can be seen by birds to avoid collisions by those species that populate the area.
  • Additional highlights include windows along Davis Street for peeking into the kitchen’s operations, a restaurant on the floor level along the Embarcadero, extended stay rooms within the hotel for performers, and landscaping by Merrill Morris Partners for the park and surroundings on the site.

Project Timeline

  • Fall 2016 - Environmental Study and Approval Process
  • Summer 2017 - Permitting Process Completed and Groundbreaking
  • Fall 2018 - Teatro ZinZanni Opening


  • Are there any tickets I can buy to see Teatro ZinZanni now?

    Teatro ZinZanni is currently running year round in Seattle WA! You can purchase tickets by visiting
  • Is the Teatro ZinZanni gift card purchased in San Francisco still valid?

    If you purchased or were gifted a Teatro ZinZanni gift card while we were operating in the Bay Area, your card is still valid for use when we return to our permanent location at The Embarcadero or if you attend a performance at our tent in Seattle WA.
  • Is there anyway we can experience Teatro ZinZanni in the Bay Area right now? Even if we can’t go to the tent we would love to have performers at our upcoming event.

    Yes! Visit our Custom Events page to find out how you can work with our team to bring the world of Teatro ZinZanni to your event and venues in the SF area! Though it will be a bit longer before we open the doors to our permanent San Francisco home, that doesn’t mean you can’t experience Teatro ZinZanni at your own venue or event right now!

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