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One of the biggest stages for art and entertainment in the city, The Flight Deck features a plethora of inspirational performances throughout the year. Aimed at promoting and nurturing artistic talent, this venue stages numerous art-related events and shows featuring artists and performers from across the country. A rather versatile venue, this spot is all about expression and creativity. With a number of mind-numbing theater acts, dance performances, concerts, musicals, festivals and art exhibitions hosted almost everyday, there literally is no end to the excitement at this venue.
If music is your passion, make sure that you check out The New Parish. This concert hall and events space has achieved fame with the performances of the great music groups like Sarah Guthrie and Johnny Irion and The Stone Foxes. The place boasts of fantastic sound and stage technology that has made this venue a favorite of the event organizers and performers alike.
The Oakland Metro is a non-profit, black box performing arts venue and art space located in Jack London Square. It opened in December 2001 with a production of Gertrude Stein's Four Saints in Three Acts and regularly hosts open mic nights, concerts, circus acts, comedy shows, theater, and various other productions. The venue is open to all ages.
In operation since 1938, Altarena Playhouse has garnered raves for its live theatrical performances. From standup comedy shows and plays to musicals and dance performances, the theater has been host to all over the years. Classical concerts also take place here from time to time and numerous guests performers have graced the stage at Altarena Playhouse. Of Mice and Men, A Streetcar Named Desire and Death of a Salesman are just some of the classic productions that have been staged here. If you want a glimpse of the local cultural scene, then check out the schedule of Altarena Playhouse and head there for their next show.
In operation since 1948, Chanticleers Theatre is the perfect entertainment venue for the patrons looking for some performances by local artists. Hosting everything from live theatrical performances and concerts to comedy shows and musicals, the theatre has won multiple awards over the years. Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Fiddler on the Roof and New Wrinkles are just some of the productions that have been staged here in the past. Comprising of 99 seats, the theater not only offer an intimate experience to the audience, but also offers complimentary snacks and drinks during the intermission.
In operation since 1979, Douglas Morrisson Theatre is one of the best theaters in the city to watch some live performances. Boasting of 229 seats, the theater hosts various comedy shows and local theatrical performances on a regular basis. Operated by the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, the theater also encourages children and teenagers to get a taste of theater. A number of shows are put up by adolescents year after year a the Douglas Morrisson Theatre. Workshops on music, acting and movement are also held on-site, for children and adults alike. you want a glimpse of the local cultural scene, then check out the schedule of Douglas Morrisson Theatre and head there for their next show.