An iconic building in San Francisco since it opened in 1958, The SF Masonic Auditorium is a beautiful example of modernist mid-century architecture in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco. The multi-use venue is as both a meeting space for the Masons of California as well as a music and performance venue. Freemasonry has a long history in San Francisco, dating back to the Gold Rush and the SF Masonic Auditorium serves as the third location for the group after their first San Francisco-based building was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and 45 years spent at a building in the Financial District at the corner of Montgomery and Post.
The building features massive columns at the entrance, a large lobby with works by Emile Norman and a huge event space plus administrative office used by the Masons on the upper levels. The building went through a huge renovation that upgraded the event space with an amazing sound system, brand new stage and lighting and a tiered seating setup featuring a general admission floor space, VIP area and seated mezzanine levels. The space has a capacity for 3,300 people and is an amazing place to see concerts, comedians and other performances. Operated by Live Nation, the San Francisco music venue brings top bands, DJs, comedians and more to perform all year long.