The Bohemian Club was founded in 1872, and was instituted originally as an association of gentlemen connected to or having an appreciation for the arts. Since its founding, the Club has grown in international stature and is recognized as the premier men’s club. The Bohemian membership today is comprised of over 2500 individuals from all over the world. The Club owns two separate and distinct properties, the City Club and the Bohemian Grove, that members utilize for social and leisure events.
The City Club, located in the heart of San Francisco, is a six-story building featuring a dining room, library, art gallery, theater, and social rooms. During the fall, winter, and spring months, the City Club’s principle activity is the weekly Thursday night show. These ambitious theatrical and musical performances are written, produced, and performed by the talented Club members. In addition to these weekly shows the Club hosts over 200 different scheduled productions centered on music, culture, art, and history in the course of a year.
The Bohemian Grove is a 2700 acre redwood preserve in western Sonoma County. The Grove is open year-round, but springs to life during the summer months for the annual Spring Jinks and Summer Encampment. The Grove has outdoor theater facilities, an 1100 seat outdoor restaurant with kitchen, a firehouse, hospital, commissary, civic center, barber shop, general store, and has 119 separate and distinct “camps”- each with its own character and facilities- composed of members with kindred avocations.
The yearly programs at the Grove now encompass more than 100 entertainment events, produced and performed by the members, and are held in the Grove’s outdoor theaters and other common gathering places.
The Club’s general activities and policies are governed by an 11 member Board of Directors, and supported by numerous committees. The City Club has approximately 90 full-time employees and the Grove has approximately 25 full-time employees. Part-time employment grows to over 500 during the Spring Jinks and Encampment. The General Manager is supported by professionals in Human Resources, Finance, and oversees five Food and Beverage Managers who professionally run the Club. Both men and women comprise the management and service staff. The Bohemian Club is a committed Equal Opportunity Employer.