Gray Area has retrofitted the historic Grand Theater with modern day sound, lighting and visual capabilities. Located in the vibrant Mission District of San Francisco, Gray Area is the perfect environment for your next event.

Venue Rental Options

Grand Theater Rental


The Grand Theater Rental includes the proscenium stage, exhibit, and lobby areas. Making up the entire ground floor, it is an excellent option for exhibits and large performances.

7,000 square feet
800 maximum capacity
500 seated

Half Theater Rental


The Half Theater Rental includes the main proscenium stage, lobby, and bar. Perfect for performances, small conferences, rehearsals, and special events.

3,000 square feet
400 maximum capacity
250 seated

Lobby Rental


The Lobby is an active retail space with large windows facing busy Mission St. It is ideal for small functions, pop up retail and showcases.

1,000 square feet
100 maximum capacity
50 seated

The Historic Grand Theater

Gray Area is located in the historic Grand Theater, built in 1940. We offer modern sound, light, and visual capabilities, fiber internet, and full bar packages. The 10,000 square foot San Francisco landmark is a versatile venue available for performances, conferences, and exhibitions.

2665 Mission Street, c. 1970

Are you a non-profit 501(c)3 organization?

Community Partnership Rental Program

Gray Area is proud to offer a community rentals program to organizations with non-profit 501(c)3 status to leverage our space for community support and social good. Events or organizations that qualify for this program must satisfy one or more of the following program goals:

1) to serve the local Mission District community
2) to elevate and organize around issues of social justice
3) to support, or increase visibility of, underserved communities
4) to advance under-supported fields in the arts and/or in technology

Benefits of the community rentals program include listing on the Gray Area website, digital marketing, and discounted gear and rental fees. Past program recipients include: Mission Cultural Center, El Tecolote, Let's Take Action, Dawson Dance SF, CounterPulse, CCA, BAVC, and more.