The beautifully restored 1888 building offers a classic proscenium stage, modern technology, a flexible 300-person auditorium space, an outdoor stage, garden, seating, lawn and parking lot at affordable prices.
Programmable LED lights illuminate stage performances as well as activities in the audience space. D&B speakers provide superb sound quality and a 9,000 lumen projector illuminates a 20' screen. Full tech services available.
Our historic building is a beautiful and versatile indoor/outdoor event space.
• Open auditorium for up to 300 people, proscenium stage
• Three dressing/breakout rooms
• Food prep area
• Covered porch
• Private parking lot (17 cars)
• Outdoor garden with stage, seating, butterfly garden
• State-of-the-art technical equipment
Located in the heart of the up-and-coming Bayview District in San Francisco, close to public transportation, easy street parking and a private parking lot. Bayview has the sunniest weather in San Francisco and is perfect for indoor/outdoor events.
Proceeds from rentals benefit our Dare 2 Dream ARTS youth enrichment program for Bayview youth.
We offer discounts to low and moderate income artists and residents of Bayview Hunters Point, as well as to small non-profits.
As San Francisco has made good progress towards re-opening, we are planning the re-opening of the Bayview Opera House. We have been taken advantage of the closure to conduct much-needed repairs, upgrades and building maintenance. We expect this to be completed in late July. Until then our inside space remains closed.
Our outdoor space will re-open on June 19th.
Our COVID protocol will always closely align with public health guidelines for San Francisco at the time of any event. At the moment masks and social distancing are still required.
Purpose of RENTALS
We prioritize arts events in our rentals. Read more about that in our Purpose Statement.
Review our RENTAL POLICY.
Please note that our main theatre holds 300 people and rentals for less than 100 people are generally not cost-effective. Our basic space rental rate starts at $650 for a weekday event and 6 hours of time in the space. Added to that will be equipment rentals, labor and possibly other fees, depending on event details.
Most event rentals fall between $1,000 and $3,000, but can be more for complex events requiring additional spaces, and more equipment and labor as is typical.