Teatro ZinZanni Re-Opening Plans
Updates Summer 2021
Teatro ZinZanni San Francisco was thrilled to announce in February 2020 that Mayor London Breed had signed the final approval of the Board of Supervisors, the Port of San Francisco and the Planning and Historical Commissions to allow a new project to return our antique Belgian spiegeltent to the Embarcadero. TZK, LLC, a partnership of TZZ San Francisco and Kenwood Investments, LLC will develop the new home, including our 280-seat jewelbox spiegeltent “Palais Nostalgique", a new boutique hotel, and a 14,000-square-foot park, all at the corner of Broadway and Embarcadero. We are very grateful for years of hard work by our partners, the staff of the Port and City, and the unending enthusiasm of Teatro ZinZanni’s amazing fans and supporters throughout the area. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we are excited to move ahead and see the new plans take shape, and we are working hard towards reopening in 2022 or 2023.
» Read our official press release announcing our return.
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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, 192 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-walled gazebo with the historic antique mirror tent “Palais Nostalgique” enclosed within. The glass pavilion will reveal the backstage activity to all who pass by along the Embarcadero, and 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.
Can I buy tickets to see Teatro ZinZanni?Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Teatro ZinZanni has been on hiatus in all cities. The newest year-round location at Spiegeltent ZaZou in Chicago will reopen in July 2021. Teatro ZinZanni Seattle is working to reopen the Spiegeltent Moulin Rouge by 2022 in a great new location. Plans are moving ahead to install Palais Nostalgique in our wonderful new location on the Embarcadero.
Is the Teatro ZinZanni gift card purchased in San Francisco still valid?If you have a gift card purchased or gifted to you while we were operating in San Francisco, your card is still valid for use when we reopen on the Embarcadero,. This is true of Seattle area gift cards, too. Stay healthy and keep that card handy!