The Dark Room is your one-stop shop for SF comedy, theater, events, entertainment, and rehearsal space - as well as recording studio facilities, both pre- and post-production.

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RENT The Dark Room!

About the Space:

12' x 8' stage w/ full length step at the front and backstage entrance.

Video projector and large projection screen.

3 microphones and stands.

Private Green Room and/or dressing room with comfortable seating and make-up mirrors.

Music groups welcome. Sorry, no drum kits or DJs.

Seating consists of 50 regular seats on the main floor and riser, and about 10 barstools (the bar itself is non-functioning).


$250, 6:30pm-11:30pm Mon-Th; 6:30pm-9:30pm Fri-Sat; 9:30pm-11:30pm Fri-Sat. (Sunday morning/afternoon by arrangement.)

A $125 nonrefundable deposit and the $125 balance is due at the end of the show, per three-hour slot. This price includes a Dark Room-provided door/house manager for the full three hours. 60 days notice is required to cancel a show.

A Dark Room techie for sound, lights and/or video is available for $35 per show. We highly suggest utilizing one of our talented techs for your show!

Sound recording of a show is available starting at $125, depending on the scope of the project.

The Dark Room is also available for rehearsals, classes, video and photo shoots, screenings, parties or pretty much anything you can think of. Contact us at or call 415-401-7987 to secure your spot!

Our Stooopid Rules:

No liquids of any kind on and/or near the stage, including..... water, booze, milk, fake blood, whipped cream or anything messy and sticky that can mess up our floor or curtain.

No throwing things from the stage including.... candy, toys, glitter, confetti, food or basically anything that is a noun. It's hellish to clean up and can hit our lights and/or people in the audience. They hate that.

No drum kits...not even if you just use brushes and cross-your-heart-hope-to-die-promise to play "quietly". Conga drums and such are ok upon approval.

The Dark Room Theater Staff are required to work your door, which is included already in the rental costs.

We really want you to have fun here at The Dark Room. These rules come from past problems that we hope not to repeat.

Now, with these simple parameters in mind...come be creative!

How to Do It:

1. Check our calendar (right below, keep scrollin'!) for available time slots.

2. To reserve time, contact us at or call 415-890-0082.

3. Email your image and details for our website!