Presidio Theatre

Presidio Theatre

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Receptions


Whether you’re planning a public performance or a private event, the historic Theatre blends rich San Francisco architecture with modern amenities.

Once a movie theatre for members of the US Army and their families, the historic Presidio Theatre in San Francisco’s Presidio National Park is now reborn as a home for dance, theatre, music, cinema and performing arts of all kinds. Built in 1939 by the U.S. Army with WPA funding, the Presidio Theatre sits just around the corner from the parade grounds at the Main Post. The original Spanish Colonial style architecture, with its wide arches and flat stucco surfaces, was meticulously maintained during the building’s recent renovation. The interior is simple Deco style. The Presidio Theatre served as an entertainment hub for the military and their families for nearly six decades, screening movies and hosting live events or radio broadcasts.

FRESH AIR news… the Presidio Theatre air handler was set up in Dec 2021 to circulate fresh air from the surrounding national park into the system nightly from midnight to 2am. And, individual HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) air purifiers have been added to high use areas to boost protection. I know this makes us feel healthier and safer to return.

Front of House
Main level includes a 600-seat auditorium, lobby, lounge with concessions bar, coat check, and box office. Lower level includes a second lobby with concessions bar and restrooms. All ADA accessible.

Back of House
Backstage includes a catering kitchen, green room, dressing room, and in-progress loading dock. Lower level includes rehearsal studio/meeting room, two group dressing rooms, star dressing room, and more. Both levels accessible via freight elevator.

Plaza and Outdoors
Outdoor plaza has a standing capacity of 300 and in-ground tent supports to accommodate multiple configurations, with direct access to the auditorium, main-level lobby and backstage area.

Amenities Include:

  • 600-seat proscenium theatre space
  • 800 sq ft rehearsal space
  • Catering facilities with outdoor event plaza
  • Prime Presidio location
  • Free parking after 6pm
  • Full Range of Technology Services
  • Easy access via public transit
  • Breathtaking views
  • Historic setting
  • Fully ADA accessible
  • Large backstage area with green room and dressing rooms
  • Nearby lodging available – contact us for details
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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 600 guests
  • Largest Theatre Style: 600
  • Largest Standing Reception: 350

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Car Charging Station Car Charging Station
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Outdoor Space
  • Paid Parking
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


99 Moraga Avenue,
San Francisco, California 94129


  • LyftLyft
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • SFO - 40 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • SFO - 40 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: Yes

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: No
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes


Full service Audio/Visual available. IATSE Local 16 union staff.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen
    • Microphones
    • Sound System
    • Custom Lighting

Venue Policies

  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes