Rent space at CounterPulse!
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 chose 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: 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.
- Basement Studio: Our most affordable option is this flexible, unfinished studio with concrete floors and no natural light. Perfect for photo/video shoots, media workshops, staged readings, non-movement classes, and meetings.
All our spaces are ADA accessible.
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. Please inquire for more information!
Hourly rates for rehearsals and meetings
|Space||About||Regular Rate||Members Rate*|
|Main Stage||Black box theater with adjacent three-floor lobby. Use of technical equipment requires hiring a CounterPulse technician.||$30||$20|
|Upstairs Studio||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.||$25||$15|
|Basement Studio||Our most affordable option is this flexible, unfinished studio with concrete floors and no natural light. Perfect for photo/video shoots, media workshops, staged readings, non-movement classes, and meetings.||$15||$10|
*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!
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 reach out to Program Manager, Nicky Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org, to get a quote for your class or workshop.
Host your next party, fundraiser, retreat, conference, screening, symposium or more at CounterPulse! Choose from any of our three 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 Development Director, Jeanne Pfeffer, at email@example.com.
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.