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ABOUT THE SPACE Built as a union meeting hall in 1914, The Lab's 3,000 square foot space was recently restored to reveal its original hardwood floors, a wall of windows, and industrial steel beams. Acoustic ceilings, blackout blinds, flexible track lighting, and a Meyer Sound system give the historic space its modern edge. All rentals directly support the programmatic mission and operational maintenance of The Lab, and most importantly, Bay Area artists. Located 1/2 block from the 16th and Mission BART station, The Lab's wheelchair accessible space is great for groups of up to 200 standing or 150 seated. The 50 x 50 square foot main gallery can be made more intimate – four 10 x 8-foot moveable walls allow for flexible spatial configurations, sound baffling, and an extra 64 feet of wall space. We are very selective about our rentals – please read through the below carefully before reaching out. FEATURES Historic union meeting hall that hosted the legendary General Strike of 1934 All rental income supports a world-renowned art space 15' ceiling height in brick and steel frame building 2 minutes from 16th and Mission BART in heart of the Mission District Close to groceries, bars, coffee, and restaurants Bring your own caterer (we don’t have preferred vendors) No food/bev minimums State-of-the-art sound equipment Hardwood floors throughout Wheelchair accessible Secured by alarm PREVIOUS USES OF SPACE Industry events (Dropbox, Red Bull, San Francisco International Film Festival) Retail pop ups and design showcases (Cuyana, Louis Poulsen, InCase) Exhibitions, film and photo shoots (Facebook , SFMOMA, Mindvalley) Multiple day workshops and meetings (Minerva, Meditronic, HelloMD) Dinners and weddings (we recommend a 100 person max for sit down dinners) INCLUDED IN BOOKING RATE Meyer Sound system (4 UPAs and 2 subwoofers) in stereo setup 5 microphones (one wireless and one lavalier available) Epson 1080p Projector 150 white plastic folding chairs 10 trestle tables (please note that 3 x 6 foot tabletops are not secured to trestles) Moveable birchwood bar Access to wheelchair elevator that fits loads 4'L x 6'H x 2.5'W 2 plastic buckets for chilling beverages Free Wifi with guaranteed bandwidth of 10 mgb per second, usually 15-20 mgb per second. Please note: our bathrooms down the hall are shared with a few other tenants and aren’t terribly slick (think public school toilets). Our space rental manager will help clean and re-stock when needed. ADD-ONS Specialized gallery or modular theater lighting (add thirty minutes to booking time) 8 Staging risers @ 4 L x 8 W x 3 H ft. (add one hour to booking time for set up and teardown) 9 foot Steinway baby grand piano ($150 tuning fee) FOOD & BEVERAGE We do not have kitchen facilities or an on-site sink, but food and beverage are allowed in the space. We also offer a full-service events program – if you would like to discuss hiring us to help with catering, cocktail service, or unique programming, please do not hesitate to reach out! RENTALS If you’d like to rent furnishings from an outside vendor, please contact us in advance. Rental deliveries and set-up must be scheduled WITHIN your rental period or coordinated specifically with the venue management for a fee. Please let us know your needs & we’ll do our best to accommodate! TRANSPORTATION Street parking is difficult, so we recommend that you double park on Capp Street to load-in and then allow time to find parking once large items have been loaded into The Lab. There is a valet garage at 3027 16th St at Hoff Street and a few miscellaneous private garages and parking lots but check their hours in advance. 16th and Mission BART is a half block from our space.
As a mission-driven public charity, we rent our space on a case-by-case basis. We require that you do not use the space to endorse, fundraise, lobby, or promote or influence political candidates or causes. This agreement does not create a partnership or joint venture between you and our space – you may use our name in press and collateral materials for way finding purposes only. You will be solely responsible for all activities during the rental period, including setup, installation, sound checks, program flow, and cleanup. – Base rental rates include one non-technical representative in a supervisory role. If additional technical, security, or other personnel are required these contractors will be paid separately. – All start and end times are inclusive of set up and clean up. The doors will be unlocked at the start time indicated on the rental booking request and locked when the rental period ends. If the rental stretches beyond the agreed upon rental period delineated in this contract, overage charges will be collected after your event. – Disparaging remarks, physical violence, and any activities that are deemed a significant liability will be grounds for immediate expulsion from the premises. These decisions will be made at the sole discretion of our staff and contractors. In such cases NO refunds shall be made. – A Certificate of Insurance (COI) is required. The guest is responsible for any damage to the artwork/furniture/premises should it occur. – Sound must be kept below 90 decibels (imagine the sound of a motorcycle at 25 ft). – Use of our equipment and supplies is at the discretion of, and requires the permission and supervision of, our staff. This includes but is not limited to ladders, paint, paint tools, carts, expendables, drapes, chairs, table cloths, tables, chairs, etc. Our property (chairs, tables, projectors, etc.) may not be removed from the premises. – Installation of equipment, artwork, props, sets, furniture, lighting, AV equipment, etc. requires advance written permission. No nails, screws, staples, or penetrating items are to be used on our walls or floors without consultation and approval. No glitter or confetti is allowed. Only low tack tape is allowed on floors and walls. – You are required to return the space to the same condition in which it was found or be billed an extra cleaning fee. – Trash pickup should be scheduled in advance for all events with food and beverage, or if you anticipate having trash in excess of two 30-gallon trash bags.
Guests may cancel their Booking until 7 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 7 days and 24 hours before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Booking cancellations submitted less than 24 hours before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
The space worked great for our needs, and team did a thorough check-in with us to make sure we had a good lay of the land. Used this space several times in one week and will absolutely be returning!
Great space, wish we would have known about the art installation before booking. But besides that, we loved it. Dena was very helpful.
This place was great. The facility itself is beautiful, well kept, and full of character. Dena is super nice and helpful, and was very responsive. The space was particularly good for 100+ people with some small group work. There was room to stretch out. Can't wait to come back.
Director of Operations
The space was perfect for our yoga event of over 120 attendees. Dena was super responsive leading up to the event, and Anthony was very helpful with set up on the day of. The only downside (as disclosed) are the somewhat rough bathrooms; they are shared with the building. If you are hosting an event with many participants, it could be problematic. Otherwise, everything was great!