The Warfield Theatre

The Warfield Theatre

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


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 San Francisco venue is available for a broad range of special events including corporate meetings, private concerts, banquets, receptions, awards dinners and much more.


  • 2,300 Max Capacity
  • 1,734 Theatre Seating
  • Historic 1922 Building
  • Exceptional Stage, Sound, + Lighting
  • Dressing Rooms
  • Tables + Chair Available
  • WiFi Available
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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 2300 guests
  • Largest Theatre Style: 1734
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 1734
  • Largest Arena Seating: 1734
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. 
  • 550 Banquet Style
  • 690 Theatre Style
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. 
  • 1134 Theatre Style

Food & Beverage Options

Catering options

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

Featured Amenities

  • Accessible Facilities
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Near Public Transit
  • Paid Parking
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


982 Market Street,
San Francisco, California 94102


  • BusBus
  • LyftLyft
  • MetroMetro
  • SubwaySubway
  • TaxiTaxi
  • TrainTrain
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • SFO - 20 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes

Things to Know


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


Full Sound & Lighting Equipment + Stage

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • Projector Screen

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: yes
  • ADA Accessible: Yes


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

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