About The Palace of Fine Arts
The Palace of Fine Arts is an expansive 140,000 sq. ft. venue complete with in-house ceiling rigging, multiple breakout spaces, an in-house permitting cafe and much, much more. The Palace of Fine Arts has the ideal existing infrastructure for large-scale production events, virtual events, trade-shows, film productions, conferences, and conventions, paired with an experienced on-site service and permitting team to help create your most successful show!
- (1) 20,000 sq. ft. lofted Mezzanine
- (10) Breakout Rooms
- (4) Green Rooms
- (1) In-house Theatre
- (1) Adjacent 961 seat Theatre
- (1) In-house permitted Cafe
- (1) In-house Box Theatre
- Multiple coat check areas
- Multiple catering spaces
- Multiple possible points of entry
- (3) Separate Restroom facilities
- ADA Accessible
- Ceiling rigging
- Ceiling Skylights
- Multiple parking spots located directly behind venue
- On-site experienced sales, operations, production and city-permitting teams.
Originally built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the Palace of Fine Arts features a Greco-Roman style Rotunda and Colonnades. These recognizable features make this landmark a truly emblematic piece of San Francisco history. The Palace is located near a large lagoon and is the former home of the Exploratorium and the current home of the Palace Theater and the Venue at the Palace of Fine Arts. In addition, the Palace is located in, perhaps, what is the most iconic area of San Francisco, right near Crissy Field and the Golden Gate Bridge.
By hosting this event, the San Francisco community was able to come together and build (or rebuild) buildings all around the city so that they could be used during the World’s Fair. This is how the Palace, and much of the Marina District, came to be. With hard work and determination, San Francisco proved itself to be the resilient and motivated city you see today. The Palace of Fine Arts serves as a reminder of the challenges that the city had to overcome, and the triumph the community felt when those challenges were conquered.
Accommodations: Multiple Rooms and a mezzanine
Square Feet: 140,000
Ceiling Height: 40 FT
Max Capacity: 6,000
Good For: Conferences, Galas, Weddings, Trade-shows, Conventions, Virtual Events, Networking Events