Policies

The Details

Events held on Mondays and Fridays are free to members at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club headquarters (595 Market Street) only. Events held at other locations on Mondays and Fridays are not free, but members do receive the regular member discount. Non-members (including guests of members) must pay the regular price for all events, including events held on Mondays and Fridays. Space is limited and reservations are required for free events to ensure seating.

About Our Admission Pricing Policies

We are often asked why prices vary from event to event. The Commonwealth Club establishes admission prices for each event based on event expenses. The price of admission covers everything from room rental, meals and audiovisual requirements to hotel labor costs. Where we can, we're working even harder to offer our members the opportunity to enjoy our exciting quality programs free of charge. And when expenses prevent us from doing so, we'll continue to strive to make sure that our members can continue to enjoy world-class speakers at reasonable rates.

Ticket Purchases

Please read the following instructions carefully:

Existing members, we've created an account for you.

DO NOT create a new account for yourself.

  • Login Name = Member number (found on the back of your membership card or on the mailing label of your Commonwealth magazine)
  • Password = Last name (the first letter of your last name is capitalized)

NOTE: Family members must use the primary name on the account.

Once you login, you will have the opportunity to change your password.

If you are not a member and have never used our new site before, please create an account to purchase tickets.

Remember, if you become a member, you receive a ticket discount.

Having trouble logging in? Please call (415) 597-6705 for assistance.

Tickets

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are on a will-call basis, to be picked up by the purchaser at the event.

NO REFUNDS: All ticket sales are FINAL.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your program is scheduled to start. In the event of a sold out program, YOUR TICKET MAY BE RESOLD if you have not checked in 10 minutes before the program's scheduled start time.

Space is limited and reservations are required for most free events to ensure seating.

If you have any questions regarding your purchases, please contact us by email (reservations [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org) or by phone at (415) 597-6700.

Attendance

Building security

As part of the building's security procedure please bring one of the following items every time you attend a program at the Club Office:

  • Your membership card
  • A copy of the transaction confirmation
  • The program listing from The Commonwealth

Thank you; your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated.

Children

Because of the nature of our programs and because many of them are recorded for radio, we request that attendees inquire in advance before bringing infants and small children.

Accessibility

To request a sign language interpreter, assistive listening device, or other accommodation for the event, call (415) 597-6702 or email ahernandez [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org. Providing at least seven working days' notice will help to ensure availability at the event.

If you require further assistance or have any additional questions, contact the Club office by e-mail at club [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org or at (415) 597-6700.

To purchase tickets by phone call (415) 597-6705 or (800) 847-7730.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at club [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org.