Host your next event at BAVC Media! Our facilities, appointed with state-of-the-art equipment and comfortable amenities, are the perfect place for co-working sessions, screenings, retreats, or lectures. Or, treat yourself to some quality solo work time in a distraction-free environment.

BAVC Media Lobby
BAVC Media is located in a 11,000 square foot space (a former mayonnaise factory) on the corner of Mariposa and Bryant streets in San Francisco.

BAVC Media’s facility is fully equipped with the most relevant media making hardware and software available including:

  • SF Commons Live Studio
  • Mac and PC computer labs
  • Audio Recording Suite with Whisper Room
  • Multi-purpose room meeting room with projector, podium, and rearrangeable seating
  • Sunny Conference Room with TV

Most BAVC Media systems are equipped with the latest versions of design and editing software programs including Adobe Creative Suite and ProTools.

Finally, working in partnership with the City of San Francisco and City College of San Francisco, BAVC Media is connected to high-speed 10Gb fiber Internet networks.


BAVC Media is pleased to offer its the Access Lab, Living Room, Multipurpose Room (MPR), Conference Room, and the Blue Lab at a discounted rate to members. If you would like to request a facility rental, please fill out the form below.

Please note that all requests for rentals that occur outside of BAVC Media’s normal business hours (10 am-5 pm, Tue-Sat, holidays excluded), are subject to additional staffing fees and accepted at our discretion. For questions and quotes, please contact


Image is of the inside of a recording booth with three microphone stands, textured soundproofing panels, a lit up sound board, and a desk with two chairs. The BAVC Media Living Room can be rented for podcast, voiceover and other audio recording. We can help Bay Area creators record, edit and collaborate here in San Francisco!

THE LIVING ROOM (Podcast Recording Studio)

Record, edit, collaborate! You and your team have a space to do it all. The Living Room is an audio recording studio that includes:

  • a large WhisperRoom
  • a RØDECaster
  • a computer workstation with ProTools
  • 2 microphones
  • headphones
  • Tables and chairs

The Living Room is available for use by the public, BAVC Media members, and SF Commons producers during open hours Tuesdays through Sundays 10 am-6 pm. SF Commons producers have priority access to the space and need to book their time through SF Commons. The Living Room can be rented in a minimum of 2 hour blocks at $30/hr for members, and $40/hr for non-members. Additional time can be booked in a 4 hour block for members for $100.

If you need more support with your project and are not ready to set out recording on your own, you can hire BAVC Media to help. You can also take BAVC Media’s Build a Podcast class, one of our most popular training intensives. For further questions about the Living Room and recording at BAVC Media, email

Member Lab


Access Lab computer stations are reserved for use by Members and SF Commons producers. SF Commons producers have priority to the computers and need to book their time through SF Commons. BAVC Media Members who are not SF Commons producers are entitled to use the Access Lab computers for up to 8 hours free/month. Additional time can be booked in 8 hour blocks for $50. The Lab is available to Members 12-7 pm, Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm Saturday. To make a reservation, please email with the date and time.



The Multipurpose Room is free for 4 hours/month for members at the Producer’s Bundle level and $75/hour for any additional use. The public rate is $90/hour. To make a reservation, please fill out the Facility Rental Request Form below.

BAVC Media Blue Lab


The Blue Lab is available to members at a discount for $900/day. The public rate is $1200/day. Each of the 11 Mac workstations has 2.9 GHz Core i5, 8 GB of RAM, 1 GB Graphics Card, and the instructor station projects to LED screens between workstations. Blue Lab is only available Mon, Weds, and Fridays during the school year.


The Conference Room, which includes a large monitor for presentations, can comfortably seat 10 people around the center table. Members can rent this room for $50/hour or $65/hour for the general public.