historic building in the lively Mission District.

Equipment Rentals

for meetings or celebrations.


for every group. Ask about discounts for nonprofits.


and located close to public transportation.


1 to 230 people, 15 min. to days, daytime or night.


included like WiFi, chairs, tables and easels.

Available Spaces


Audre Lorde

Photo credit: Ike Shin Photography for i Heart Mambo


This 2700 sq. ft. room has a high acoustic ceiling and architectural details like a wood floor and exposed bricks. Rental includes 16 rectangular (2.5ft x 6ft) tables and 220 chairs.

Space Ideal For

  • Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Fundraising Events
  • Family Celebrations
  • Exercise Classes

Capacity, 2700 square feet

Standing Reception (NO tables/chairs)
230 capacity

Theater/Classroom (ONLY chairs)
160 capacity

Banquet (Tables and chairs)
160 capacity


3 hour minimum rental.

Monday to Friday reservations only between 9 am and 5 pm.
$170 for the first 3 hours and $130 following hours

Photo credit: Ken Gutmaker, Architectural Photography

Audre Lorde

This 1,500 sq. ft. room is filled with natural light and has architectural details like high ceilings, wood floors, and arched windows. Rental includes 8 rectangular (2.5ft x 6ft) tables and 65 chairs.

Space Ideal For
Exercise classes
Fundraising events
Family celebrations
Weddings, birthdays, and baptisms

Photo credit: Ken Gutmaker, Architectural Photography

Capacity, 1500 square feet

Standing Reception (NO tables/chairs)
80 capacity

Conference (ONLY chairs)
40 capacity

Banquet (Tables and chairs)
40 capacity


Monday to Friday reservations only between 9 am and 5 pm.
$115 for the first 3 hours and $90 following hours.

Space Terms + Conditions

Additional Services

Please contact our Bookings Coordinator for pricing and more details.

  • Set-up and break down of chairs and tables
  • Cleaning Service: May be required for some events.
  • Event Assistant: May be required for some events.
  • Sound Technician: Required when renting our sound system.
Payment Details
  • When you sign the event space contract, you will need to pay a Refundable Security Deposit.
  • The Refundable Security Deposit amount is based on event details, and other fees may apply.
  • Full payment for the event is due 30 days before the date of your event.
Things to Remember
  • Make sure that your rental time includes time to set-up and break down your event. The room will be empty upon your arrival and should be left in the same condition.
  • All renters of meeting and event rooms need to provide proof of general liability insurance and have The Women’s Building listed as an additional insured. Exemptions to this policy will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • You may serve wine and beer. NO hard alcohol is allowed. An ABC License may be required.
  • Latest time for your event, including 1 hour clean-up at end of reservation time:
    • 10 PM Friday through Sunday, if reservation ends at 11 PM.
    • 9 PM on Mondays through Thursdays, if reservation ends at 10 PM.
Cancellation or Date/Space Change Policy

With MORE than 30 day notice – $100 Reservation Fee.
Between 7 and 30 days – 50% of room reservation cost + $100 Reservation Fee
Less than one week– Full charge for reservation
No Show– Full charge for reservation

Equipment Rental

General Information

  • All rates are per day
  • We bring, install and pack up our projector and P.A. equipment.
  • You must install and pack up the stage with staff instruction.
  • Our Sound Equipment requires a Sound Technician to set up, operate and remove the equipment. Please ask our Bookings Coordinator for more information.
  • Discount packages are available. See below.


  • One Panel= 6×3 ft. | $25 per panel
  • Full Stage (9 panels) 9×18 ft. | $200

Sound System (Requires you to hire our approved Sound Technician)

  • $200 plus $15 per microphone

Spot Lights (We do not have a mixing console)

  • $10 each (19˚, 30˚, 40˚ spots)

Digital Multimedia Player

  • $60

5ft. Moveable Tripod Screen

  • $20

Portable Audio System (Includes ONE microphone, $15 per additional microphone. Maximum: 3 microphones.)

  • $60
Discount Packages

Stage & Sound System | $300 (includes 5 Microphones)

Multimedia | $120

  • Multimedia Projector
  • Portable Audio System (PA)
  • 1 Microphone
  • 5 ft. movable tripod Screen

Book a Space

Let’s Start Planning

Please contact Adriana Peralta, Bookings Coordinator at or 415 431-1180 ext 21 or fax 415 861-8969

*Only appointments will be seen, walk-ins not accepted.


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