Best Theater Facilities - 2000
New Conservatory Theater Center
We have to admit the New Conservatory Theater Center has some kick-ass facilities. Housed in the basement of the 25 Van Ness building and thus insulated from San Francisco's ever-present din, the NCTC has three theaters of superb quality and flexibility. The largest, the Decker, with a standard proscenium arch, seats 130. The two smaller "black box" theaters, the Walker and Theater 3, can hold about 50 each. And on nights when all three houses are in use, we've never been able to hear a neighboring audience, even when their play is at intermission. NCTC's complex is a treasure.