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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.
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Fred P. booked a filmed interview for 10 people
Dena and Anthony were great hosts, very accommodating and responsive. Space was perfect for what we needed and looked great on camera for our interview. Sound and audio for the space and area is really good. Was easy to find parking in the morning.
Owen G. booked a fashion show for 100 people
Dena is accommodating, and communicated in a timely manner. Anthony is very helpful and very flexible. Our guests also enjoyed the space. I will again book this venue, it provided the things we needed for our event.
Brett K. booked a dance party for 140 people
Lovely space for any event. Very warm and inviting. Great staff! Would highly recommend planning an event here!
Erika S. booked an event for 85 people
Wonderful space and everyone was extremely helpful, kind, and flexible! Would recommend and use again! Thanks Anthony!
Ricardo A. booked an off-site for 35 people
We had some inconveniences with this venue about the organization of the chairs and about the cleaning: bathroom, etc. We would like to review the rates as soon as possible. Best, Larissa.
Bertille d. booked a meeting for 120 people
client had few meetings with no issues. I guess It means she was happy with the place. I don't have her feedback yet
Lauren P. booked a team offsite for 100 people
Fine space for what we were looking to do. Set up was easy and acoustics were good. Space was a bit rustic and bathrooms were unacceptable.