The Conservatory and the Conservatory-affiliated housing at Golden Gate Hall (GGH) are located in the Civic Center Neighborhood, the center of San Francisco's performing arts scene. Davies Symphony Hall, the Herbst Theater, the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Ballet all lie in close proximity to the Conservatory and GGH. Other nearby institutions include San Francisco Jazz, the Asian Art Museum, the San Francisco Public Library and City Hall.
Students are situated near grocery stores, drugstores, a post office, dry cleaning and affordable delis and restaurants, both in Civic Center and in the nearby Hayes Valley neighborhood. Around the corner from GGH is a year-round farmers' market--Heart of the City Farmers' Market--where students can buy fresh produce.
The Conservatory and GGH are also conveniently located near public transportation--both MUNI (Van Ness Station or Civic Center Station) and BART (Civic Center Station)--affording easy access to buses, light rail and commuter rail that connect to the greater Bay Area.