Located in the heart of Union Square and the hotel district, August Hall is one of San Francisco’s original masterpieces. The unique building was erected in 1911 as a social hall, designed by celebrated architect August Headman. As the Stage Door Theatre in the 1940s, this is where Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” premiered on May 9, 1958. 

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This historic venue has since been reborn as August Hall, and serves as the perfect location to host your next corporate event, private concert, art show, film screening, wedding, reception, fundraiser, or gala. With access to the world’s greatest musical entertainment, full service event production, state-of the-art lighting and sound, custom menus and mixology, this unique venue will exceed expectations of even the most discerning guest. Accommodating groups of 50 to 1,200 guests, the talented staff handles every detail, so you don’t have to.

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Reimagine your live entertainment experience in this completely restored theater. Featuring over 15,000 square-feet of flexible design space, this historic setting consists of three unique spaces with a design that pays homage to the building’s original architecture. From the plush Green Room Bar to the dynamic Fifth Arrow restaurant and the pristinely-restored Assembly Hall, August Hall has an atmosphere that celebrates extraordinary hospitality and service.

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We have to give a quick nod to Fifth Arrow, since it’s just about the coolest spot in town. August Hall shares a lobby with this downstairs sister establishment. Housed in a former 1930s prohibition speakeasy, this stylish and playful underground gaming parlor features three bowling lanes (the first and only in Union Square), a full food and bar menu, and invites a lively setting for social gatherings, libations and revelry.

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Despite the vertiginous, click-bait title (sorry about that), you’re not likely to encounter Alfred Hitchcock at the bowling lanes. But if you’re looking for a San Francisco spot with unique history for your next private event, August Hall is a great choice (and Alfred would surely approve). 

Topics: san francisco, private events, live music, bowling, historical landmark

Written by Keir Beadling

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