Event & Space Rentals

CMC offers beautiful and well-equipped spaces to host community gatherings, music events, and rehearsals.

Community Music Center’s Mission District Branch Concert Hall, brand-new Recital Hall, and studio spaces are available for rent to the public for music-related concerts, events, and recordings!

Concert Hall

Acoustically excellent, the Concert Hall houses a Yamaha CFX Concert Collection Grand Piano on stage and a Baldwin six-foot grand piano on the floor. This makes the hall perfect for recordings and music centered events. The hall features a hardwood dance floor and a proscenium stage, both refurbished in 2021. New interior paint and new curtains were added in January of 2024. The sound booth is built for recording sessions and is located on the balcony. In addition to the sound booth, the balcony provides a fabulous view and more space for attendees. A Hall Manager will be on-site to open and close the hall, handle the hall and stage setup, and help with any of your needs during the event. The hall is also equipped with professional quality lighting. Use of the sound system is available upon request. The Concert Hall is wheelchair accessible and open onto the courtyard of our two renovated Victorian homes dating back to the 1880s. 

Specifications

Stage: 32′ x 14′ (448 square feet)
Proscenium Opening: 30′ wide; 11′ tall
Auditorium: 32′ x 34′ (1088 square feet)
Balcony: 260 square feet
Seating Capacity: 130 (theater seating)
Stage Lighting (Basic concert lighting only): Professional lighting system with wireless fader controls and 15 six-inch fresnels with standard color gels
Sound System: 12 channel board with Yamaha PA speakers and digital recording capability

Concert Hall 04 ©Henrik Kam 2024 crop

Conveniences

There are two restrooms adjacent to the Concert Hall stage in the 544 Capp Street building and one restroom adjacent to the courtyard. There are also two ADA accessible exterior restrooms around the hall’s south east corner connected to the Cottage Studio which are optimally located for event attendees. The 544 Capp Street building also houses a shared lounge space which includes a sink, refrigerator/freezer, and microwave that renters may use. There are six 3′ x 6′ conference tables, each seating six to eight.

Concessions and Receptions

Serving food or beverages may be permitted, but only with the express written consent of Community Music Center. Smoking is not permitted in the hall, or anywhere on CMC property.

 

Recital Hall

Completely new construction from the foundation up, the Recital Hall is part of our newly renovated 552 Capp Street building that opened in January of 2024! The intimate performance hall is acoustically excellent with wood floors, exceptional sound baffling, and motorized drapes. A six-foot Bechstein grand piano is set beneath spotlights that have easily accessible dimming control. A Hall Manager will be on-site to open and close the hall, handle the hall and stage setup, and help with any of your needs during the event. The Recital Hall is wheelchair accessible and open onto the courtyard of our two renovated Victorian homes dating back to the 1880s. 

Specifications

Floor: 530 square feet
Seating Capacity: 45 (theater seating)
Lighting: Dimming spotlights and ceiling lights

CMC buildings facilities 07 ©Henrik Kam 2024

Conveniences

There are two ADA accessible restrooms on the third floor of the 552 building, and two more ADA accessible restrooms behind the hall and connected to the Cottage Studio which are optimally located for event attendees. There are six 3′ x 6′ conference tables, each seating six to eight.

Concessions and Receptions

Serving food or beverages may be permitted, but only with the express written consent of Community Music Center. Smoking is not permitted in the hall, or anywhere on CMC property.

 

To rent CMC’s Concert or Recital Halls, review our policies and fill out our Rental Form (fillable PDF) and return to rentals@sfcmc.org.

For questions, email rentals@sfcmc.org.

Rehearsal Space

The Mission District Branch offers options to rent rooms on an hourly basis with great pianos and light sound reinforcement. Please stand by, as we roll out this feature in the coming weeks.

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