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.

Venue Information

  • Seated – 376
  • Sq Footage – 11,100
  • Stage Dimensions – 25’x30′
  • Rental Fee: Monday-Friday 8-6 AM
    • Half Day Rate (4 hours): $3175*
    • Full Day Rate (8 hours): $5250*
  • Rental Fee: After Hours/Weekends
    • Please inquire for a custom quote

*Rates include all applicable venue and staffing fees.

  • Event Manager/Audio or Lighting Technicians: $35/h
  • Event Staff: $25/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

  • Provided by Oakland Venue Management
    • Tables/Chairs/Linens
    • Audio/Visual Equipment
    • Decor and Specialty Rentals

Equipment Buy out Fee – $750

Approved Caterers

Red Door Catering

Pacific Fine Food Catering

Cafe Soleil

Chop Bar Oakland


Buy out Fee – $450

  • Coffee & Tea Service - $5 per person, minimum 10 people
  • Wine & Beer Packages - $12-$14 per person
  • Cash Bar or Specialty Cocktails available per request

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