We are slowly returning this historic church back to a center for community through restoration and reuse. There are not many amenities to offer, but this humble space is unique and inspirational by nature. Located along International Blvd between Lake Merritt and Fruitvale Bart stations, it can be reached by bus and there is plentiful street parking. The neighborhood can be described as "industrial meets Vietnam". We currently have two adjacent spaces on offer. Depending on your function, you may use both or just one. They are located on the second floor and there is no handicap access. Weekdays until 5/6pm there is an ABA therapy group that works with young children, occupying the ground floor during business hours. Space (1) "The Gallery": 1300 sq ft of bare floor space, with an additional outer ring of tiered seating, up to 100 people. We have chairs but no tables. No lighting/sound equipment as of yet. Space (2) "The Green Room": 800 sq ft that usually serves as a backstage or warmup accompaniment to performances in the Gallery, though it would be great for small meetings. Recommended seating comfortably for 12-20 people.
Our rules are simple: respect the space and our mission of restoration through mindful choices and actions. In addition: -Outside food and alcohol are allowed, but it is appreciated if waste and recycling are kept to a minimum. If you anticipate catering of any kind, please inform in advance. -No smoking on premises. -Well-trained dogs (or any animal) are welcome. -The parking lot is available for one vehicle, as well as for loading/unloading. - You must provide additional insurance and have valid permits if required. If you anticipate rowdy guests, please consider additional event insurance. - All rentals include set up and teardown time.
This space is a real gem - even better than the pictures show! I rented it for a variety show and it worked perfectly. Fallon was always extremely available before and during the event, answering questions and helping out. Altogether a great experience. Thank you!
Amazing hidden gem of a location! Massive space for a very affordable price, great for large group meetings, or in my case, holding cast auditions. The property manager is very prompt at communicating and very helpful onsite. I'd highly recommend this space.
This is a gorgeous space! Fallon was very easy to get in touch with and we were able to hold multiple rehearsals here easily. This is a big space with lots of room, great for choreographing or other theater projects. It's right in the heart of Oakland and easy to access. I definitely plan to book again!