Fractured Atlas
Sign in/up

Built in 1927, the Nourse Theatre is a landmark venue located in the heart of San Francisco’s Performing Arts Center (across the street from Davies Hall musicians’ entrance). The theatre features excellent acoustics, a well-designed layout offering unobstructed views throughout the orchestra and balcony, and original architectural details. It’s an ideal venue for a wide range of performances and a uniquely beautiful setting.

City Arts & Lectures has refurbished the hall, installing state of the art lighting and high quality sound equipment including Meyer speakers, new curtains, plush upholstered seats, and a dressing room.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Rehearsal, Performance, Screening
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film
Restrictions On Use -


(This listing doesn't share availability yet)

Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

For more information about booking the Nourse Theatre, please contact our booking administrator at (415) 563-2463 or

Hours Of Operation -
Rental Policy -
Cancellation Policy -
Open to last minute space requests. -
Booking Requirements -
Rental Personnel On site manager, Security, Call for addtl rental personnel
Performance Personnel Stage hands
Payment Types -
Options -
Other Allowed Activities -

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 2400.0 sqft
Space Features Stage curtains
Technology -
Flooring -
Stage Configuration Proscenium
Stage Dimensions 50 ft x 24 ft with 28 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 1684
Seating Fixed, Multi level, 819 orchestra seats, 210 loge seats & 655 balcony seats

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Light board
Furniture Tables
Amenities Dressing rooms, Green room, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories Performance piano, Music stands, 9’ Baldwin Grand Piano, Musician chairs and music stands, Orchestra shell, and other accessories available for rental.
Audio Equipment Sound system, PA system, Microphone, Top of the line BBI Sound system, Meyer speakers, and Meyer Sound MINA line array PA. Large microphone inventory available for rental.
Video/Film Equipment Projection screen, DVD player, Front video projection. Basic package includes Sanyo Video 5200 Lumen Projector, 19.5’ wide x 25’ high screen, Barco switcher, and DVD player.
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking -
Accessibility -
Audience Services Restrooms
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Rehearsal - $2,900 - -
Performance - $3,400 - -
Screening - $3,400 - -

Non-Profit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Rehearsal - $1,700 - -
Performance - $2,000 - -
Screening - $2,000 - -

This space was last updated on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 5:22PM