An Extraordinary Theater

The 375-seat Lakeside Theater at the Kaiser Center is an extraordinary asset for event and performance planners. Boasting a 25 x 30 foot stage, excellent acoustics and backstage dressing rooms complete with showers, the theater opens to great views of Lake Merritt and many other amenities.

The Lakeside Theater is perfect for press announcements, lectures, screenings and larger business presentations. It’s also an ideal performance venue for music or dance concerts, recitals or comedy shows.

Convenient access to the Lakeside Theater is facilitated by a pedestrian bridge at D-level of the parking garage, connecting to the 2nd Floor lobby of the Tower, directly adjacent to the Theater.

Venue Information

  • Seated – 376
  • Sq Footage – 11,100
  • Stage Dimensions – 25’x30′
  • Rental Fee: Monday-Friday 8-6 AM
    • Half Day Rate (4 hours): $3570*
    • Full Day Rate (8 hours): $5950*
  • Rental Fee: After Hours/Weekends
    • Please inquire for a custom quote

*Package rates include all applicable venue, staffing and equipment needs.

All our venue package rates include the necessary staffing to ensure the success of your event based on standard use. Additional staff may be required depending on guest count.
  • Event Manager: $45/h
  • A/V or Lighting Technicians: $45/h
  • Event Staff: $30/h
  • Janitorial: $45/h
  • Security: $45/h
  • HVAC: $355/h
  • Ventilation: $115/h
  • Fountain: $10/h
  • Public Garage:
    • Open Monday-Friday  6 AM-12 AM
    • Rates: $8/h, Max $21
Rental fees include all the elements listed below and provided at no additional cost:
  • Theater
    • Front or Rear Projection
    • Up to 4 wired/wireless units
    • Black podium
    • 2 backstage tables & chairs as needed
    • Dressing Rooms with garment racks
  • Foyer
    • 8 Cocktail Tables
    • 2 Registration tables with chairs & linens
    • Up to 4 Catering tables with linens
All equipment provided by Oakland Venue Management
  • Additional Microphone Units — $150 (up to 8 units)
  • Drum Kit/Band Set up — $100
    • AV II Required on site for Sound Check & Run of Show – $30/h
  • Refocus House Plot — $300
    • Includes Pre-Programmed looks to fit your needs
    • Lighting Technician available at $45/ for custom programing
  • LED Up Light Package — $200 for Coves/Curtain Wash
  • Panel Chairs on Stage – $45 each
  • Vendor Table Package (up to 20 tables with black linens) — $400
    • Includes Set up and Breakdown
  • Coffee & Tea Service - $5 per person, minimum 10 people
  • Wine & Beer Packages - starting at $25 per person
  • Full Hosted Bar - starting at $20 per person

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