Broadway Studios is a historical events venue located in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach and Financial District, and just a couple of blocks from the Pyramid Building. This venue is a spectacular and unique event showplace with a neo-classical interior and a versatile setting.
Originally constructed in 1919 as the famous "Garibaldi Hall", an Italian Men's Club, the building underwent a transformation in the 1940′s when it became known as the Italian Supper Club.
In the early 70′s, Punk Rock found its way in to North Beach with the legendary Mabuhay Gardens which hosted such famous musical acts as Dead Kennedys, Iggy Pop, Toy Dolls, Blondie, The Go-Go's, Devo, The Runaways, Metallica and many more. Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg also made early performances at the venue. In the 80′s, On Broadway Theater showcased a variety of productions including "La Cage" and "Evolution of the Blues".
Broadway Studios opened its doors in 1989 as a dance studio featuring Rock & Roll, Swing, Tango, Blues, Jazz and Disco. In 1997, HBO taped live specials with Dave Chappelle, Harland Wiliams, Jeff Garlin, George Lopez, etc. In 1999, Blues Express filmed their legendary blues musicians concert live from Broadway Studios. In 2001, "Swing the Movie" the feature film, was filmed here starring Jacqueline Bisset, Jonathan Winters and Barry Boswick as well as the late Neil Carter.
In 2005, this historical building underwent a structural earthquake retrofit and a complete remodeling. Broadway Studios continues to evolve, making it one of San Francisco's finest homes for diverse events.
In 2009, Broadway Studios was graced with the presence of Sony Music and iTunes who provided entertainment with the likes of Primus, Guns N' Roses and Herbie Hancock.
In 2010, Broadway Studios launched a live video concert recording for the Grammy Award winning band Train. Numerous bands and artists performed for "Bands On Broadway" – a Friday Night Live Music Event.
In 2013 and 2014, Broadway Studios hosted a number of high-tech conferences such as Growth Hackers, Hackers and Founders, Start-Up Product, Sales Start-up, Campaigns and Elections, X-Box's One Tour product launch, 500 Startups, WebCongress, and the list goes on!
In 2015, Broadway Studios was voted the Top 12 Events Venue in San Francisco and kicked off podcast streaming.
In 2016, Broadway Studios and Fame Venue are proud to announce the expansion of both venues. As an added service, we welcome Caterers and Chefs to expose their culinary talents and creativity. Our Event Planners have years of experience to provide effective budget and manifest the clients' wishlists. Our mission is to host more Corporate Events, Conferences and Video Streaming Events with the assistance of Webiquity.