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Did you know that you could rent our Writing Lab for your very own event, gathering, or Deep Sea Explorers Committee meeting? That’s right—the same whimsical, vibrant space we use to inspire our young authors can be used to inspire your friends, peers, and colleagues. All proceeds from your rental will go directly to supporting our free programs for under-resourced students. Our spacious Writing Lab is a great space for a variety of activities. Furniture and amenities include: 15 tables (each seats 8) ~75 chairs Projector AV system Microphone Projector/screen Stage Treehouse Two bathrooms Kitchen (includes a sink, refrigerator, and microwave) The long, sturdy wooden tables are great for group work and hands-on activities. Alternatively, chairs can be positioned in front of the stage for lectures. For readings or parties, the space is open enough to allow your guests to mingle, and there’s plenty of room for a bar, food, and/or a merchandise booth. And our treehouse mural makes for a great backdrop for photos! In addition to the Writing Lab, King Carl’s Emporium can be opened to the guests upon request. This retail shop provides a glimpse into the magical adventures of our travelings pufferfish mascot, supplies for your next adventure, and books written by students in 826 programs. The center is located downtown, two blocks from the Civic Center Station and is easily accessible from anywhere in San Francisco by public transit.
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Erin B. booked a workshop for 30 people
Really great space that can be used in a variety of ways. Luis was communicative and accommodating and a pleasure to work with.
Peter C. booked a meeting for 40 people
Fantastic space, Luis was very accommodating and welcoming, and our group had a great time here. Would absolutely return.
Charlene L. booked a team retreat for 60 people
This is my second retreat that I hosted at 826 Valencia Tenderloin, and I loved it as much as I did the first time. Byron is amazing, accommodating, and kind. He was very warm to me and my guests. The space is a dream for design work/workshops, and you can't help but dig a treehouse that you can hide in. I'll be back!
Charlene L. booked an off-site for 50 people
An amazing space with so much potential to do great things! Byron was very helpful with getting us acclimated to the space and walking us through set up. I highly recommend this for an off site as well as a good organization to support! Ask for the store to be open during your event to buy amazing kid's books.