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Light and Airy Loft-Like House
Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA
Our modern, open-plan home has hosted film and photo shoots for Google, HP, Salesforce, PayPal, Good Eggs,, StitchFix, Minted, fashion catalogues, and more. There is a total of 2,000 square feet, including double living room, modern kitchen, light-filled family room with barn door, playroom...
Light controlled creative studio in the heart of the Mission/Valencia, San Francisco. Great for film and photo production!
Mission District, San Francisco, CA
Exclusive Offer for Our Valued Corporate Clients! Book your next off-site session with us and stand a chance to win a FREE 8-hour booking or avail our special sliding scale discount. Seize this opportunity before January 1, 2024! 📈 The Ultimate Off-Site Venue in the...
Photography and Video Production Studio
Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA
Perfectly set up photography / video studio for rent by the hour/ day / week. Permanently installed professional white CYC screen and green screen. This room can be used for portraits, fashion photography, products. Also, film makers can utilize the space and create different sets...
Natural Light Filled Studio in the Heart of North Beach
North Beach, San Francisco, CA
A well lit and newly renovated studio in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach. The space has mirrored walls and would work well for any type of movement activity such as dance, fitness, or yoga classes. The heater can be used for private hot...
Open Concept Gallery in the Heart of the Castro!
The Castro, San Francisco, CA
SPACE Art gallery and event space located in the heart of San Francisco! A bi-level, open floor-plan (large main level with smaller upper level separated by 2 steps), approximate 9ft ceiling, concrete floors, toilet, kitchenette, and gated foyer. Natural light provided by three large windows...
Fully Furnished Offsite Location w/ AC & Amazing Neighborhood
Mission District, San Francisco, CA
Large open space with tables and chairs for up to 20 people. Reliable Wi-Fi, TV with multiple methods for casting from laptops for presentations and video conferences. Whiteboard and printer available. Air conditioning for hot days. Four large windows open and let the breeze in...
Airy Daylight Photo Studio
Dogpatch, San Francisco, CA
Airy, sunny private space in the Dogpatch with a panoramic view of Pier 70 & the Bay, perfect for photo and film shoots and other production-oriented uses. Use of basic grip, covered parking for up to 3 vehicles, and many additional niceties included. Load-in is...
Downtown black box theater
Lower Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA
We'd love to host your next corporate function, special event, product release party, or powerful presentation. Our space provides two intimate black box theaters with a bar in between and an upper lobby bar as well. This includes a full working theater and screening room...
Dance Studio Loft With Amazing Natural Light
Mid-Market, San Francisco, CA
This naturally lit Studio is great for dance, yoga, fitness classes, music rehearsals, photoshoots and speaking events. There is a kitchenette with a refrigerator, coffee/tea and filtered water. FLOORING: The studio has specialized dance flooring, suitable for a variety of dance genres, including percussive dance...

Frequently Asked Questions

San Francisco boasts a rich history of diverse performing arts, ranging from theater, dance, music, and improv. Among the most well-known performance spaces in the city include the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, the War Memorial Opera House, the Castro Theatre, and the Fillmore, which have hosted world-class acts for decades. A crucial part of the city’s cultural landscape, performance spaces provide a stage for artists to showcase their talents, from majestic theater venues to independent dance studios. Neighborhood bars and lounges are fantastic places for up-and-coming talent to perform, including comedians, solo artists, and local bands. Likewise, musicians in search of a San Francisco performance venue with a piano can look to recording studios or concert halls, which offer great acoustics. Fortunately, the Bay Area has no shortage of notable performance venues.
Whether you're aiming to put on a play, showcase dance moves, host a stand-up comedy show, host a recital, or perform music, you can find a San Francisco performance space rental to accommodate your event. For instance, traditional or contemporary theaters provide ample space for dramatic and comedy shows alike. Plus, many of these venues boast excellent acoustics, auditorium seating, and theatrical lighting and sound systems that can give productions that professional touch. Those in search of an intimate setting for a stand-up routine should consider local bars and clubs where the audience can offer invaluable feedback. Ultimately, when deciding on a performance space in San Francisco, audience comfort is crucial. After all, if you've got a great event planned, but your guests feel uncomfortable, you'll be fighting an uphill battle from the start. That's why it's important to think about factors like the size of the venue, sound quality, and technical amenities, including A/V gear and stage lighting options.
The City by the Bay is packed with stunning performance spaces that cater to a diverse range of talents. From community theaters boasting historic charm to state-of-the-art auditoriums capable of accommodating hundreds, there's an exceptional performance hall in San Francisco for every type of artist. Even if you’re on a budget, you can book a flexible event venue and transform the space into whatever you need — choose from airy downtown lofts to quaint studios in North Beach. With a little research and creativity, you can pinpoint the ideal place for your next performance. Keep in mind that when you rent a performance space in San Francisco, you're not only helping to preserve the city's cultural heritage, but also contributing to the growth and vitality of the arts community.

Reviews for performance spaces

Nicholas H.
Stunning House w/ Roof Deck Offering City & Bay Views
Leonardo is a wonderful, helpful and accommodating host! We rented his rooftop because we knew that the music performance video we were shooting would have a spectacular background. It was perfect! The bay and bridge view couple with the skyline exceeded what I imagined. I can’t say enough about...
Sharon T.
Spacious Event Space in Photo Studio
key for almost any event. Gorgeous view of the Bay. Our event was a special extended family celebration that included a catered dinner, singing performance, and dancing too for about 45 people. Cory and his colleague Matt were alongside us from planning through execution and the were rock solid. Everyone...
Kari C.
Historic Chinatown 425-seat Live Theater Venue
journey and throughout our video shoot helping with the lighting, stage, etc. The theater is absolutely beautiful and I look forward to seeing a performance there myself...
Anna H.
Intimate Cool Loft in SOMA San Francisco
in which to hold our son's birthday party. It was a perfect setup for the 60 or so guests who came. A magician performed for kids in one area of the room and there was still ample space elsewhere for parents to eat, drink, and mingle. The host was...
Richard S.
Downtown black box theater
An excellent theater with friendly hosts. Would absolutely rent again for a film showing or comedy performance
Julian D.
Downtown black box theater
glad I allowed and reserved technical rehearsal time as we were all, for the most part, on the same page for my performance. I can not recommend this venue enough for its location, and more importantly, the hospitality and helpfulness offered by Jon and Matt. They are a last vestige...
Stephanie S.
Urban Winery Venue for Events & Weddings
We used Eristavi Winery for our chamber ensemble's season opener. As it stands, this was the first time a live concert has been >performed in the space and it worked out well acoustically and socially. It was a little tight, as we surpassed what we expected our audience size...
Blair H.
Financial District Theater Event Space
The staff here go out of their way to be helpful. The room is perfect for an intimate live concert performance. I've been a part of two music shows in the room in recent weeks. The sound is great using a moderate-sized PA system (for my shows...

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