Rent space at CounterPulse!

We are an award-winning art and community facility with two distinct spaces to choose from for your next rehearsal, class, or event. Centrally located one-block from Powell Street Station in downtown San Francisco, our intimate incubation space is ready to support your projects and ideas.

Availability Calendar

We have two spaces to chose from:

  • Main Stage: 149 Max Occupancy, 108 seat, state-of-the-art, intimate black or white box theater* with adjacent three-floor lobby. Perfect for parties, fundraisers, screenings, conferences, symposiums, and more!
  • Upstairs Studio: Flexible multi-use bare wood floor studio space, built-in sound system, and natural and track lighting. Perfect for meetings, rehearsals, workshops, and bodywork classes.

All our spaces are ADA accessible.

*By default our main stage floor is covered in black marley.

CounterPulse is available for

Rehearsals & Meetings

Our spaces are available for dance rehearsals, meetings, and more. Non-public, non-ticketed events with less than 10 participants all lock-in at this rate. CounterPulse offers bulk discounts for motivated renters. Please contact for more information!

Hourly rates for rehearsals and meetings

Space About  Regular Weekday Rate  Member Weekday Rate*  Regular Weekend Rate Member Weekend Rate*
 Main Stage Black box theater with adjacent three-floor lobby. Use of technical equipment requires hiring a CounterPulse technician.  $20  $18  $30  $25
 Upstairs Studio Flexible multi-use bare wood floor studio space, built-in sound system, and natural and track lighting. Perfect for meetings, rehearsals, workshops, and bodywork classes. $18 $15  $22  $20
 Upstairs Studio Plus Accompany your rehearsal or event with shared office space. Our state-of-the-art Studio Plus is equipped with a full kitchenette, high rise table, and couch for leisurely downtimes, work space, and meetings. $15   $10  $15  $10

*Join CounterPulse as a member at the Instigator level or above to receive our best rates and member-only rental opportunities. Click here to learn about membership at CounterPulse!

Classes & Workshops

We love providing space for all kinds of classes and workshops. All public education events not requiring a House Technician qualify for this level. Please reach out to Program Manager Min Yoon at to get a quote for your class or workshop.

Private Events

Host your next party, fundraiser, retreat, conference, screening, symposium or more at CounterPulse!  Choose from any of our two available spaces – or rent the whole place. Private event rentals offer below-market rates, affordable staffing, and special equipment and services options to bring your event to life without breaking your bank. To learn more about hosting your next event at CounterPulse, contact Technical Director, Justine Fernandez at

Want to produce a public performance at CounterPulse? Most public performance in our space is fully-presented or co-produced by CounterPulse during our curated seasons of events. There is limited availability for main stage rentals for public performance. Please visit the How to Produce at CounterPulse page of this site for more information.

Private event rentals are subject to separate rates. Tailored quotes prepared based on the specifics of your event plans. Please submit a complete rental request to receive your quote within two business days. Please submit requests for private event and workshop rentals at least two weeks before your request date.


 The CounterPulse Artist Apartment sleeps up to two and includes kitchenette and private bath. Access to Artist Apartment rentals is a perk of CounterPulse membership and member rates for the apartment start at $80/night. To learn more about membership, click here. Questions about the Artist Apartment? Contact

Co-Work at CounterPulse

Co-work at CounterPulse and enjoy perks like free printing, fast Wi-Fi, and storage in a creative and productive environment. Centrally located in downtown SF (1 block from Powell Station), our office is in close proximity to popular lunch and coffee spots. 

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[All photos by Cesar Rubio, Building by Jensen Architects]