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RENTAL FEES AND POLICIES

Expo setup in the YBCA Forum

This information is also available by request from events@ybca.org

A variety of venues at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts are available for public or private presentations, performances, receptions or other special events.

Standard Daily Rental Rates 2015-2016

YBCA has a two-day rental minimum.

YBCA Theater Building
Main Auditorium & Stage
(8am to 11pm)
$8,250
Theater Expanded Access
(15+ hours access, less than 9 hours between calls)
$10,300
Theater Terrace Lobby $2,050
700 Howard Plaza* $500
*This space rented only in conjunction with YBCA Theater rental.
Galleries and Forum Building (GFB)
Forum Standard Access
(8am to 11pm)
$8,250
Forum Expanded Access
(15+ hour access, less than 9 hours between calls)
$10,300
Grand Lobby $3,100
Screening Room** $1,550
701 Mission Plaza** $500
**This space rented only in conjunction with Forum or Grand Lobby rental.

Venue and Building Access Times

All venue rental fees are based on standard building access times of 8:00am to 11:00pm. Access may be extended with prior approval by YBCA’s Events staff, and is subject to additional fees.

  • YBCA control/rover security operates from 8:00am–8:00pm on Sunday-Wednesday, so additional hourly security fees apply for access after 8pm on those days.

Public Access (Grand Lobby and 701 Mission Plaza)

YBCA’s Grand Lobby and 701 Mission Plaza are not available for private rental during public access hours. Shared use or afterhours private events are permitted, and your YBCA Event Manager shall specify the time, location, and options for early setup. Current public hours are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00am–6:00pm
  • Thursday, Friday: 8:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday: 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm–6:00pm

Discounted Rates

Reduced licensing fees are available for organizations that qualify as tax exempt pursuant to section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Documentation of 501(c)3 status is required for application of fees.

To learn more about YBCA’s reservation and licensing process, along with venue policies,
please download our Use Policy (PDF).