The Scottish Rites Bodies Regency Center usually referred to as the Regency Center, opened in 1909 as the Scottish Rite Temple, a Masonic lodge. The Grand Ballroom boasts 35-foot ceilings and 22 teardrop chandeliers. The facility has served as a dance studio and movie theater. Blumenfeld Enterprises converted the lodge into a movie theater, which opened in December 1967. Despite the theater's popularity, it closed in November of 1998. In 2000, Scott Robertson purchased the venue, and the renovated building opening in March 2002. Since then, Regency Ballroom performances include GWAR and SHPONGLE. The best Regency Ballroom tickets can be purchased at StubHub.
What is the Regency Ballroom's maximum seating capacity?
The Regency Ballroom, depending on the type of event, can hold 700 guests in a theater setting or 1,400 guests in a general reception setting.
What items can I bring to Regency Ballroom shows?
For consideration of safety and comfort of all the guests, the Regency asks that patrons not bring strollers, large backpacks or luggage, chains, markers, gum, food or drinks, weapons, pets or recording devices.
Does the Regency Ballroom offer food and beverages?
Yes, food and beverages are available at every concert, often with vegetarian and vegan options. Alcohol is available for patrons over the age of 21 who have a valid ID. There are also several restaurants within walking distance of the venue, including Kyoto Sushi and Village Pizzeria.
Are there sleeping accommodations near the Regency Ballroom?
There are several hotels in the general vicinity of the Regency Ballroom. Some of the top hotels within a half of a mile of the venue include the Calista Organic Hotel, Hotel EPIK and Hotel Vertigo.
Is there other nearby entertainment?
For those seeking entertainment before or after a Regency Ballroom event, top entertainment options in the area include the Great American Music Hall, the Fillmore and the Royale.
Does the Regency Ballroom have on-site parking?
No, but there are several private and public parking lots in the immediate area. There is even nearby street parking available. Public transportation also has several stops within a few blocks of the Regency Ballroom. Van Ness Avenue is a high-traffic street with ample taxi availability as another option. Event attendees may get a flat-rate parking validation of $20 that is good until 2 a.m.
Is the Regency Ballroom ADA friendly?
There is ADA accessible seating on the main floor. For further information, please call 415-673-5716.Back to Top