Space Rental

walking into the main gallery

walking into the main gallery, facing right

A spacious and aesthetically pleasing 2400 square foot gallery and event venue in the heart of North Beach, The Emerald Tablet is just 1/2 block from the legendary Caffe Trieste and The Saloon. Our walls are home to an ever-changing array of intriguing and beautiful contemporary art exhibitions.

The layout features three areas of differing sizes, each flowing organically into the other: an airy front room measuring 17′ x 18′, leading into a smaller, more intimate 15′ x 17′ area, which opens into the innermost 30′ x 25′ room with lofty 16′ ceilings. The separation of spaces allows guests to opt for quieter conversation in one of the smaller rooms, or enjoy the energy in the main room with music or live performers.

Capacity for the entire space is 120 people. The large room seats 50, with ample room for performers and a small stage. An additional dozen chairs can be accommodated in the smaller adjoining space, which enjoys viewing of the screen or stage. We have a total of 75 comfortable, upholstered chairs and are fully ADA accessible.

The following amenities are included with every rental at no additional charge, but please let us know your needs in advance:

  • Two sturdy 4’x 8’x 16″ high stage platforms. Total 8′ x 8′ when side by side.
  • Two microphones, with two boom stands, one straight stand, and three 25′ cables
  • PA system: Yamaha StagePas 300
  • HD Projector
  • DVD player (not Blu-ray)
  • 13′ wide glass bead motorized screen
  • Dimmable track lighting for stage and atmosphere

Food and alcohol: We can provide food catering for your event, and, for private events, can serve wine and beer if you provide it. Please inquire for more details.

Directions and a map can be found here.

Parking is available on the street, metered, during the day, but is scarce during evenings and especially weekend nights. Parking in a lot is recommended:


Availability: We normally curate our own gallery shows, but do rent the space out for single night or weekend gallery showings, depending on availability, with priority going to our exhibitions. We ask for at least 3 weeks advance notice so we can promote your show (for more on publicity, please inquire).

Rates: Our rates fluctuate depending on the event. Please inquire.

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The Emerald Tablet • 80 Fresno Street  San Francisco, CA 94133 • +1.415.500.2323