Our roster for private events is full until July 1st, 2020. We will review requests for July 1st and beyond beginning on March 15th and respond to requests then. We are still booking rentals for rehearsals and workshops. For any questions, please email kevin@counterpulse.org.



Rent space at CounterPulse!


 Contact kevin@counterpulse.org with any questions.

[All photos by Cesar Rubio, Building by Jensen Architects]


We are an award-winning art and community facility with three distinct spaces to choose from for your next rehearsal, class, or event. Centrally located one-block from Powell Street Station in downtown San Francisco, our intimate incubation space is ready to support your projects and ideas.

We have three spaces to choose from:

  • Main Stage: 149 Max Occupancy, 108 seat, state-of-the-art, intimate black or white box theater* with adjacent three-floor lobby. Perfect for parties, fundraisers, screenings, conferences, symposiums, and more!
  • Upstairs Studio: 50 Max Occupancy, 30 seat, Flexible multi-use bare wood floor studio space, built-in sound system, and natural and track lighting. Perfect for meetings, rehearsals, workshops, and bodywork classes.
  • Project Space: 50 Max Occupancy. Flexible multi-use raw studio space with cement floors and fluorescent lights.

All our spaces are ADA accessible.

*By default our main stage floor is covered in black marley.

Hourly rates for rehearsals and meetings

Join CounterPulse as a member at the Instigator level or above to receive our best rates and member-only rental opportunities. Click here to learn about membership at CounterPulse!


CounterPulse is available for

Rehearsals & Meetings

Our spaces are available for dance rehearsals, meetings, and more. Non-public, non-ticketed events with less than 10 participants all lock-in at this rate. CounterPulse offers bulk discounts for motivated renters.

Classes & Workshops

We love providing space for all kinds of classes and workshops. All public education events not requiring a House Technician qualify for this level. Please fill out this request form to get a quote for your class or workshop. Contact kevin@counterpulse.org with any questions.

Private Events

Our roster for private events is full until July 1st, 2020. We will review requests for July 1st and beyond beginning on March 15th and respond to requests then. For any questions, please email kevin@counterpulse.org.

Host your next party, fundraiser, retreat, conference, screening, symposium or more at CounterPulse!  Choose from any of our two available spaces – or rent the whole place. Private event rentals offer below-market rates, affordable staffing, and special equipment and services options to bring your event to life without breaking your bank. To learn more about hosting your next event at CounterPulse, contact info@counterpulse.org.

Want to produce a public performance at CounterPulse? Most public performance in our space is fully-presented or co-produced by CounterPulse during our curated seasons of events. There is limited availability for main stage rentals for public performance. Please visit the How to Produce at CounterPulse page of this site for more information.

Private event rentals are subject to separate rates. Tailored quotes prepared based on the specifics of your event plans. Please submit a complete rental request to receive your quote within two business days. Please submit requests for private event and workshop rentals at least two weeks before your request date.

Artist Apartment

The CounterPulse Artist Apartment sleeps up to two and includes kitchenette and private bath. Access to Artist Apartment rentals is a perk of CounterPulse membership and member rates for the apartment start at $50/night. To learn more about membership, click here. Questions about the Artist Apartment? Contact kevin@counterpulse.org.


Project Space

The CounterPulse Project Space is available for longer term rentals.

Co-Work at CounterPulse

Co-work at CounterPulse and enjoy perks like free printing, fast Wi-Fi, and storage in a creative and productive environment. Centrally located in downtown SF (1 block from Powell Station), our office is in close proximity to popular lunch and coffee spots. 

Send us an enquiry through this Google Form, or email rentals@counterpulse.org to book an office tour.


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