Rentals at Brava

It's easy to reserve space for your next performance or rehearsal at Brava Theater Center. We offer competitive rates and are located in San Francisco's eclectic, restaurant-filled Mission District. Brava is transit-accessible, just a 10-minute walk from BART, and close to the freeway. Parking is available just two blocks away.

Brava has three performance spaces available for rent in one convenient location. Contact us now to reserve the Main Theater, the second stage Studio, or our street level Cabaret.

Brava Main Theater

Main Theater

Seating Capacity: 360
Orchestra: 250 (including 6 accessible)
Mezzanine: 110 

Our spacious Main Theater is appropriate for larger-audience shows including films, plays, and live music, and features world-class lighting and sound.


Brava Studio

Seating Capacity: 60
Room Layout: 25' x 45', curtain available to cover mirrored wall, sprung floor

Our intimate Studio is an excellent venue for smaller special events, and makes a fine rehearsal space as well.



Seating Capacity: 80
Room Layout:
Downstairs: 30’ wide by 33’ long
Mezzanine: 22’ wide by 13’ long

Our Cabaret is an excellent venue for music, comedy, and live theater, smaller special events and rehearsals, as well as for receptions, workshops and meetings.

Thank you for making our storytellers’ showcase so seamless and special for our students and families. It was very meaningful to hold the event in such a beautiful, historic, and convenient location. We are deeply grateful for your staff’s hard work and flexibility.
— Christina and all of us at 826 Valencia

Rental Services


At Brava Theater you can relax knowing that your lobby set-up, ushers, and ticket takers will be managed by our friendly and professional staff. All clients hire a Brava house manager. We provide your ushers and ticket takers a short orientation one half hour before doors open. If you choose, for a small fee, Brava can hire experienced ushers and ticket takers for your event.

Lighting and Sound

Access to Brava’s sound and lighting equipment is included in your rental rate. Our audiophile-quality Meyer sound system features a Soundcraft Si Performer Digital Live sound console, and our versatile house lighting plot adapts to a wide variety of looks. We require that you hire at least 1 Brava lighting or sound technician, feel free to bring additional technicians. We welcome additional qualified technicians vetted by our Technical Director. If changes are made to our house plot or rigging added, client will be responsible for the full restore.


Client run box offices and technicians are welcome to use our robust internet services with live streaming and Skype capabilities. For an additional fee, our bandwidth can accommodate 360 users (your entire audience).


Brava’s state of the art sound system and our stunning historic theater create a one of a kind opportunity for your audio and video recordings. Our soundboard can provide mono, stereo or multi-track live feeds for crystal clear audio and video recordings. Client is responsible for booking independent videographers, photographers, and sound engineers.

Box Office

Take advantage of Brava’s ticketing service, in-house publicity experts, and well-trafficked ticket booth.

Movie Projection

Make your next movie night an award-winner with our Christie Digital 951-Q DLP Projector with 8200 Lumens on our 27’ x 30’ wide cyclorama screen under our historic art deco proscenium.

The event was wonderful. We had a good turnout and the venue worked very well for our event. The House Manager was also very helpful and we really appreciate all the help and accommodations on your part. We look forward to other events in the future at Brava. Thanks much.
— Poonam Narkar, Chitresh Das Dance Company & Chandam School of Kathak
THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your great work on our show - we really enjoyed being at the Brava Theatre and hope to come back for more shows next season.
— Dustin Smith, CIIS Public Programs and Performances