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KQED Headquarters
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 864-2000
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For your convenience take public transportation when possible. Check current public transit schedules with the SFMTA (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency) Transit Trip Planner.

The foremost San Francisco public transportation covering most cities in the Bay Area is BART. Their expansive network of trains connects the Peninsula, Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, Walnut Creek and other East Bay cities. The closest station is 16th St. & Mission BART. From there take the 22(Fillmore) East on 16th. Get off at 16th & Bryant, walk two blocks South on Bryant to Mariposa. Plan your trip by reviewing routes and schedules on the official BART website.

The Caltrain provides general train service across San Francisco, Peninsula and San Jose. From the 4th & Townsend train station, walk to 5th & Harrison St., take the 27(Bryant). Stops at Mariposa & Bryant.

The Muni Metro is a light rail/streetcar hybrid system lines, consisting of 7 lines that serve San Francisco. Take the 33(Stanyan), 22(Fillmore), or 55(16th Street) to 16th & Bryant or Mariposa & Portrero. Or take 27(Bryant) to Mariposa & Bryant. Check current public transit schedules with the SFMTA.


KQED puts the well-being of our community first.
To care for the health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers, we will follow all local, state and federal guidelines as it pertains to COVID precautions for gatherings both indoors and outdoors. You can find information about current guidelines observed at our San Francisco venue in San Francisco’s Safer Return Together Order.

Proof of full vaccination will be required to enter the building.
Proof of full vaccination completed at least one week prior to your visit — either in the form of your physical CDC Vaccination Record card or your digital vaccination record — must be presented before entering the building. Full vaccination is defined as completion of the two-dose regimen of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, plus the current recommended booster dose for the individual’s age cohort.

Register for your digital vaccination record for easy access on your mobile device.

All guests are required to wear a properly fitted mask inside of the facility.
All personnel and guests are required to wear a properly fitted mask at all times inside our facility, except when actively eating or drinking. We currently ask that N95, KN95, or surgical masks instead of cloth masks be worn at events, and we can provide these upon request. Event speakers and performers — all fully vaccinated — may be unmasked only when onstage and at a distance of more than six feet from others.

We have upgraded to a new state-of-the-art HVAC system and ductwork.
We have upgraded our HVAC system and ductwork to align with CDC guidelines following the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) guidance (PDF). This includes an increased introduction of outside air with dampers open to reduce recirculation and improved central air filtration.

There will be enhanced disinfecting of high-touch surfaces.
Countertops, railings, restrooms, and seating areas will be cleaned and disinfected thoroughly throughout the day. While the risk of contracting COVID-19 from a contaminated surface (also known as fomite transmission) is thought to be extremely low, we want to do everything we can to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests.

Digital access to our live event programming will be available.
We understand that there are a lot of variables to consider when making the decision to attend a live event, and the last thing we want to do is exclude those who aren’t ready to take this step. Guests will have the option of attending most events in person or streaming the content from home.

An event may cancel, postpone, or shift to streaming-only offerings.
We will remain diligent amid the pandemic’s changing circumstances. If an onstage guest or staff member becomes sick or if local public health directives escalate restriction, we will notify you of any changes to our planned events and offer to refund or transfer your tickets.

We will continue to closely review public health guidelines and update our safety protocol as necessary. Staying informed is our best prospect for remaining safe as we move forward with navigating through the pandemic. KQED is dedicated to staying up to date with current guidelines to ensure a safe experience for all. Keep checking KQED for up-to-date news regarding COVID-19.


Building Access
The KQED headquarters is accessible to people using wheelchairs or who have limited mobility. Elevators provide access to all public areas of the facility.

Hearing Assistance
Assistive-listening devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis for amplified events in The Commons event space. Please see event staff upon arrival to procure a set free of charge.

Service Animals
Service animals are welcome at KQED headquarters. A service animal is defined as any dog that is individually trained to work for a person with a physical, sensory, intellectual, or other mental disability.


Tickets and Registration
All ticket sales are final. There are no ticket refunds or credits, except in the case of a canceled event. If a ticket holder cannot attend an event and wishes to exchange or transfer their ticket, they may process this request up to 24 hours prior to the event’s scheduled start time.

For questions regarding KQED Live ticketing or audience accommodations, please contact

Attending With Youth
Event attendees under the age of 18 must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result issued within the last 72 hours. A negative COVID-19 test result will not be accepted for events serving food or beverages.

Children are always welcome to attend KQED Live events, but we do ask that parents or guardians be mindful of other guests during programming that is intended for adults. We encourage adults accompanying children to take full advantage of our spacious lobby areas for breaks when needed to avoid disturbing other guests.

Children 2 and under do not require a ticket if sharing a seat with an adult for the entire program.