Rent space at CounterPulse!

We are an intimate incubation space ready to support your next project by offering flexible spaces for your rehearsals, meetings, auditions, classes, workshops, photo shoots, and more.  We have two main spaces:

  • Main Stage: 149 Max Occupancy, 108 seat, state-of-the-art, intimate black or white box theater with adjacent lobby including reception space, box office & mini café area
  • Upstairs Studio: Flexible multi-use bare wood floor studio space, perfect for meetings and rehearsals


We are conveniently located downtown San Francisco close to all major hotels and public transportation.  All our spaces are ADA accessible and our production programing is complete with various levels of production staffing and curatorial support.

Please note CounterPulse is not available to rent for public performances. All public facing performance in our space is produced, or co-produced, as a CounterPulse program during one of our twice annual seasons.

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. Simple boombox and and standard overhead lights are free to use. Rehearsal rates >>

Private Events

Host your next party, fundraiser, gala, or other gathering at CounterPulse. Choose your space, from our vast theater and lobby on the main floor, the airy, light filled top floor, the funky underground multipurpose space below ground, or all three. Pick and choose the added services, including the use of tech capabilities of the venue, use of the kitchen, and hiring tech and front-of-house staff. To learn more about hosting your next event at CounterPulse, contact Development Director, Jeanne Pfeffer, at

Classes & Workshops

We love providing space for all kinds of classes and workshops. Class & workshop rates >>


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