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The Warfield Theatre

982 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94102

2300Largest Group
5Meeting Rooms
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  • Stage & Balcony View Stage & Balcony View

  • Stage & Balcony View Stage & Balcony View

  • Banquet Dinner - Warfield bottom floor Banquet Dinner - Warfield bottom floor

  • Entry Foyer Entry Foyer

  • Lobby AreaLobby Area

  • View from stageView from stage

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The Warfield Theatre in San Francisco was built as a vaudeville and movie palace and originally opened on May 13, 1922. All the big names in entertainment played on The Warfield Theatre stage including Marion McDonald from “Gone with the Wind” to Charlie Chaplin. Keeping with its illustrious past, the entertainment that graced this California stage in the 1980s ranged from bands such as the Clash, Grateful Dead and U2.

The interior is an ornate movie palace. The lobby of this San Francisco landmark features marble, guilt and chandeliers and opens to a grand staircase to the balcony. The main theater features a lyrical mural above the proscenium arch painted by Albert Herter. The mural contains images of floating matadors and their senoritas. The Warfield is a full-service facility with a variety of modern event spaces with unlimited possibilities. The venue is available for broad range of special events including corporate meetings, private concerts, banquets, receptions, awards dinners and much more.
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Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
SFO / 20
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Metro/Public Transportation Proximity:
Within walking distance
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ADA Accessible:
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Largest Theatre Style:
Full Sound & Lighting Equipment + Stage
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Food & Beverage:
Choose from a list of preferred caterers Outside catering OK upon approval from sales manager plus $1000 outside catering fee Must work directly with exclusive beverage provider, Best Beverage Catering, for all alcoholic drinks
Must Use In-house Catering:
Cultural Catering Available:
Alcohol Permitted:
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Ropes Course / Team Building:
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Leisure travel
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Entry Foyer A welcome area mainly used as a thoroughfare to lead guests to the main bars, lobby area or main auditorium. Great for registration and step & repeats

Main Lobby Guests will instantly feel welcome as they enter the main lobby which has a bar and booths that may be used for gift bags, F&B service, merchandise sales, etc. 

Balcony Lobby Additional space is located upstairs from the main lobby for guests to mingle, grab beverages & get comfortable. The spaces combined work well for receptions, pre-cocktail hour, meet & greets, etc. 

Lower Level Auditorium The lower level of the auditorium accomodates a large range of different events from corporate presentations to seated dinner banquets to concert & entertainment events. This space is below the balcony, which is not visible from this level. Guests using only the lower level of the auditorium still have an intimate atmosphere that does not feel empty when only using this space. 

Balcony (Upper Level Auditorium) The Balcony gives you the option to increase capacity and host many more guests for any type of event. We have just installed brand new chairs as of February 2016 & are able to accomodate 1134 seated guests in this space. 


  • The Warfield Catering Policy
    You must work with our exclusive beverage provider, Best Beverage Catering, for all alcoholic packages. We have a list of preferred caterers, otherwise you may bring in outside catering upon approval and $1000 fee 

    Must Use In-house Catering: No
    Cultural Catering Available: Yes
    Alcohol Permitted: Yes


Tech Full sound & lighting system. Please ask for tech packet for further information.

Onsite Wireless Internet: Free
Onsite A/V Staff: Yes

Talk to a Venue Specialist: 1-877-244-6110