The Speakeasy:
Age of Scofflaws
A Roarin' 1920s Immersive Experience!

  • Hidden rooms and secret passages
  • Interactive characters
  • Unique one-on-one encounters
  • Casino games, tarot card readings, photo booth
  • Handcrafted prohibition-era cocktails
  • Unbelievable theatrics, the show never repeats



"An extraordinary night out, The Speakeasy is both a time warp and a head trip."
"The Speakeasy is everything I love about San Francisco."
"It could be easy for a moment to might think you’re stepping into an old movie."
"The Speakeasy is a cross between a bar, interactive theatre, and a time machine."
"The Speakeasy makes a strong case for being the best bar in San Francisco."
"A hipster version of “Beach Blanket Babylon” as forbidden cocktails flow, flappers flap and gamblers roll the dice."
"The Top 10 FOMO Events in San Francisco."
"A voyeurs playland."
"The play is a triumph."


The entire speakeasy is your playground – secret passages and all – there are many rooms to discover throughout the night!

Frequently asked questions

There is only a dress code on Saturday evenings. Although we do encourage all patrons to dress up and fully immerse themselves in the Roarin’ 1920s fun!

Patrons who are dressed up are more likely to be chosen for audience interactions.

Saturday evenings the dress code is strictly enforced. 1920s apparel is preferred, cocktail attire is accepted. Cocktail attire includes a button down collared shirt and tie with slacks and dress shoes; or dress and dress shoes. *Tennis shoes, yoga pants, T-shirts, denim, or other casual clothes are not considered acceptable on Saturday evenings.

Our gambling is for entertainment purposes only, you cannot win real money. We offer blackjack, craps and roulette with professionally trained dealers, who are happy to assist inexperienced players. Each stack of casino chips is $15. Remember: “The house always wins!”

The Gas Lamp Lounge is a secret bar within The Palace Theater accessible to anyone during the show. It allows patrons an escape from the action of the play. It is also available to rent for private pre-show and post-show receptions.

The experience ends around 10:30p Wed-Sat and 7:30p on Sun..

Premium Entry ticket holders receive earlier admittance, are greeted with a complimentary welcome cocktail, experience a private jazz band set and Vaudeville Revue in the Bar, and enjoy a 30-minute comedic playlet introducing the characters and storylines of the show. Perfect for theatre lovers and those wanting a deeper immersive experience!


General ticket holders arrive later and will still have access to all the interactive fun activities and Cabaret Shows.


There are two unique 45-minute shows in the Cabaret. Anyone may reserve a Reserved Premium Seat or VIP Booth for one or both showings. While reservations are not necessary to watch the show, we highly encourage patrons to reserve a seat to guarantee a spot as it is first come first served for those without a reservation.

Reserved Premium Seats are located at a table or our premium rail and are $12 Wed/Thur/Sun & $15 Fri/Sat per individual seat per show. Tables can accommodate 4-5 patrons.


VIP Booth reservations are $100 Wed/Thur/Sun & $125 Fri/Sat per booth per show and can accommodate up to five patrons.


If tickets for your preferred performance are no longer available online, they may still be available via the box office. Please call 415.226.9680 to check last minute availability.

Same day tickets are available online until 4pm. After that, call the box office at 415.226.9680 to check availability. Same-day sales end at 6:00p. There is no physical box office; we operate online, by email and phone only.

Due to the nature of the content we recommend guests be aged 16 and up. Underaged guests will be stamped and must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. We ask that patrons with underage guests notify the box office before or at arrival.

Discounts are offered only on Wednesday and Sunday performances for groups of 8 or more. Use discount code “WINGDINGS” to save 10%. For larger groups, we encourage you to explore different rooms and compare notes. Narrow passageways and intimate rooms are best experienced with smaller groups or as an individual. You may also contact our box office by calling 415.226.9680 or emailing to hear about our group options including private pre-show receptions.

The Palace Theater is the venue The Speakeasy takes place in. It is nearly 10k sq ft and can accommodate over 300 guests. It is also available for private bookings. Contact us by email at

If you pulled out a twenty dollar bill in the 1920s, you’d be buying a round of drinks for the entire bar! To keep you in the world of the play, all prices at The Palace Theater are listed in cents. When you get your bill, you will discover that one cent in 1927 equals one dollar today.

We like to keep our gin join a secret. Meeting location and detailed instructions are sent via email 24 hours before the day of your visit. However, be prepared to travel to a discreet location where North Beach and Chinatown coalesce.

Many of our guests choose public transportation, ridesharing, or taxi service (our drinks are very strong!). Our location is a 5-7 minute walk from Chinatown-Rose Pak BART, and accessible on Muni lines 8, 10, 12, 30, 41, and 45. If you would like to drive, there are several conveniently located parking garages, including the Vallejo Street Garage, the North Beach Garage, and the Portsmouth Square Garage. Street parking is limited.

Yes, the venue is fully ADA compliant. When booking your reservation, you may add an “Order Note” or let us know by calling 415.226.9680 or emailing and we can help arrange accessible entry.