SF Regency Ballroom’s Historic Concert Hall for Sale


The Regency Ballroom, a historic concert hall at 1300 Van Ness Ave in San Francisco, has been listed for sale or for rent. The news was first reported by the San Francisco Business Times.

The listing on Compass Commercial touts the five-story, 65,000-square-foot space as an “icon ready to transform.” Potential buyers can choose between keeping the space as a concert hall or transforming it into a residential or office space.

“Base building redevelopment may include private and public dinner clubs, gymnasiums and sports fields, a swimming pool or offices and ongoing entertainment venues,” the list says. “However, the zoning allows construction above the roofline for additional uses, including residential condos and medical offices.”

The asking price is not included in the list.

The Van Ness building opened in 1909 as the “Scottish Rite Temple”, a Masonic lodge. It was later converted into a cinema called “Regency I” in 1966 and over the years has also been used as a banquet hall and dance studio. The theater closed in 1998 until it was purchased and renovated by San Francisco real estate professional Scott Robertson in 2000.

Today, the venue is leased by entertainment company AEG and operated by its subsidiary Goldenvoice, according to the San Francisco Business Times. It still functions as a concert hall, with upcoming shows from Majid Jordan, JPEGMAFIA, Silverstein, Remi Wolf and more.

SFGATE has contacted the Regency Ballroom and AEG for comment, but has not had a response at time of publication.


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