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What makes Little Boxes Theater great is that it's a unique space for artists that is built & maintained by artists!

Our vibe is very inviting, friendly & comfortable. We provide space to get your creative work done without the added unnecessary stress. A professional yet relaxed environment that accommodates & encourages your endeavors. Just let us know what you want to do! We generally can & will help you make it happen!

Our studio is a total of 2600sqft; we built a 1300sqft sprung dance floor which is covered with brand new reversible Marley…black on one side, white on the other…(we flip it by request with enough planning to fit your desired look)
There is one 30ft wall of re-used full length mirrors for rehearsals.
There are 2 portable re-used ballet barres & one stationary located on our wall of west facing windows which provide stunning afternoon light. We do also have curtains to block light as needed.
Our ceilings are about 18ft high, perfect for aerial & suspension with 12 established rigging points.
We have installed a 14ft7inch semi-permanenant, spinning/static fitness pole available for performance & instructional usage.
We have a 8ftx16ft portable projection screen & projector available by request for independent film showings, movie nights & of course second life RPG events.
Our theater lighting consist of 6 Par56's hung from the rafters with a selection of colored gels that inspire varied looks & themes.
We have a handful of supplemental lighting fixtures & a few photography strobes with 2 soft boxes.
There are a multitude of backdrops; an assortment of paper & fabric (black, white, studio gray & green screen, among others).
Our current studio props include: an old black working piano, 2 stand up wood radios, vintage sea chests, an operational claw foot bath tub, couches one red upholstery the other crushed avocado velour, a rocking chair & much more.
Our sound system is the standard stereo & speakers set up with an AC Adaptor which plugs conveniently into your computer/ipod.

With our 24hr studio access, we can accommodate early birds as well as late owls!
We offer hourly rentals, half day, full day, bulk rate/memberships.
(please contact us directly for questions about membership discounts & if you are interested in booking 75-100hrs per month)

There is plenty of street parking in the area, as well as being close to the 80/280/101 Freeways. It is also accessible by Muni Metro; T-Line (Marin St. stop) & the 22 Filmore bus. Caltrain 22nd St. Station is just a few blocks away, about 10min. walk.
There is a passenger elevator & two 10,000 pound freight elevators.

Our interests are to provide a unique creative space for our community that will promote collaborations and individual freedoms. Our goal is to keep Little Boxes Theater easily accessible, affordable and ideally self-sustainable!

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Performance, Rehearsal, Special Event, Class, Audition, Photo Shoot, Video/Film Shoot, Screening, Reading, Studio Art, Exhibition, Audio Recording, Meeting
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
Restrictions On Use Please no street shoes or stiletto heels on the Marley. Thank you! Allow ample time for preparation & cleanup after your booking. We do allow flour, mud, paint or otherwise messy events/photoshoots. *****However, please inform us upfront of your plans as we may need to adjust booking times before or afterwards. Unless otherwise negotiated with LBT Staff members directly, plan to utilize the studio AS IS. When your booked time at Little Boxes Theater is finished, please respect the space and leave no trace of your usage. We would prefer not to have to enforce a heavy cleaning fee and/or deposit. We appreciate your support.


COLORED BLOCKS = NOT AVAILABLE Click on open time blocks to create a space request.
Rental must be for at least 1 hour

Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

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Hours Of Operation 24/7 accessible Only open with confirmed bookings and by appointment.
Rental Policy To ensure the time you need is available, we suggest you reserve time at least 2 weeks in advance. Partial payment (50% of total rental) must be made in at the time of your booking request to hold that date & time. Full payment must be received by the time of your rental. Please have your payment available when you arrive if you haven't already paid in advance. We ask for all guests of Little Boxes Theater to sign a waiver release and/or name Little Boxes Theater under their liability insurance; especially if the public will be in attendance.
Cancellation Policy At least 2 weeks notice for all cancellations! Bookings can be made last minute however full payment must be made upfront/at the time of your booking and no refunds apply. We will refund applicable rental fees (minus reservation deposit) for unused studio time cancelled more than 2 weeks prior to the reservation. All fees for studio time cancelled within 48 hours are non-refundable but can be credited to a future reservation if booked at time of cancellation schedule permitting. All fees for unused studio time cancelled without notice are not refundable and not eligible for credit.
Open to last minute space requests. true
Booking Requirements Deposit, Full payment, On site meeting, Proof of liability insurance required
Rental Personnel On site manager, Call for addtl rental personnel, Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Stage hands, Sound technician, Light technician, Technical director, Call for addtl performance personnel
Payment Types Cash, Check, Credit card, Payment plan, Work-study, Barter
Options Cross-promotion opportunities
Other Allowed Activities Street shoes, Live percussion, Amplified music, Solvents/chemicals

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 2600.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Barres, Mirrors, Wings/backstage space, Fly space/theatrical rigging, Rigging points, Industrial sink, Raw, Privacy, Uninterrupted wall space, 14ft7inch semi permanent static/spin option fitness pole, 8ftx16ft projection screen
Technology Cell service, Internet access, WiFi
Flooring Sprung wood, Stone, Marley laid, Marley available
Stage Configuration Proscenium, Platform stage, In the round, Flexible stage, Black box, white box
Stage Dimensions 40 ft x 31 ft with 18 ft ceiling
Seating capacity 49
Seating Multi level, Seating risers, Flexible seating, couches, chairs, stools

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Fluorescent, Incandescent, Natural lighting/windows, Light board, Lighting instruments
Furniture Chairs, Floor mats, Risers, Tables, Ladder
Amenities Shower, Kitchen/pantry, Secure storage, Private restroom
Instruments and Accessories Rehearsal piano, Performance piano
Audio Equipment Sound system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, mixer, record player
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Green screen, DVD player, Cameras
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment Photography, sewing machine

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Loading dock
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Patron restrooms, Freight elevator, Stage
Audience Services Staffed concession, Restrooms
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Performance - $500 - -
Rehearsal $25 $300 - -
Special Event $75 $500 - -
Class $35 $300 - -
Audition $35 $300 - -
Photo Shoot $75 $500 - -
Video/Film Shoot $75 $500 - -
Screening $75 $500 - -
Reading $35 $500 - -
Studio Art - - - -
Exhibition $75 $500 - -
Audio Recording $75 - - -
Meeting $35 $500 - -

Membership Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Performance - - - -
Rehearsal $15 - - -
Special Event $50 - - -
Class $20 - - -
Audition $20 - - -
Photo Shoot $30 - - -
Video/Film Shoot $30 - - -
Screening $50 - - -
Reading $20 - - -
Studio Art - - - -
Exhibition $50 - - -
Audio Recording $30 - - -
Meeting $20 - - -

This space was last updated on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 6:28PM