1260 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 444-0919
Fax: (510) 444-0918
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Please Note: The Crucible will be closed December 24 – January 1
Join Us For Weekly Tours of The Crucible
Tours are given every Tuesday at 6 pm, and every 1st and 3rd Saturday at 3 pm, except during holidays and special events.
Can’t make it then? Give us a call 48 hours in advance and we can try to make other arrangements.
Common Sense Safety
Connect with your classmates! We encourage you to help each other out by providing rides to BART, walking together to your cars, and carpooling. As with any urban environment, be aware of your surroundings when walking after dark. With a large number of students commuting on BART, finding an escort to the station is usually as easy as meeting at the tool room after class, or asking around just before classes end at 10 pm. If necessary, a Crucible staff member or a volunteer will be happy to escort students to the BART station. Please let the studio staff know ahead of time.
Public Transportation Ditch the car and don’t worry about parking – The Crucible is easily accessible by BART! From the West Oakland BART Station, exit onto 7th Street, turn right and walk 2 blocks east to Union (at the 2nd light). The Crucible is on the northwest corner of 7th & Union, at 1260 7th Street. To plan your BART trip, visit www.bart.gov.
Got spare BART tickets? Give them to us for the Tiny Tickets program!
Local Buses/AC Tansit
Directions to Your Phone
For directions from your location to us from your phone: – Dial DIR-ECT-IONS (347-328-4667) – Select “Business” from main menu – Say “The Crucible” – Say your starting point (it can be an address or an intersection) – That’s it! Driving directions are instantly sent via text message to your cell phone Dial Directions will send a text message with directions. DialDirections.com
The Crucible has a small parking lot on the corner of 7th & Union. Spaces are available on a first come first serve basis. Street parking is available on 7th Street to the west of Union. Please do not block the Union Street entrance marked in red, the 7th Street entrance, or the roll up doors. During Events parking in our lot will not be possible. Please park on 7th Street or in designated areas. Please do not park in lots owned by local businesses – they will tow your car.
From San Francisco 1. From the Bay Bridge, stay right and take 880 South 2. Stay in the right lane 3. Take the Union Street Exit marked “Alameda/Broadway” 4. At the bottom of the exit ramp go straight through the first traffic light. 5. The second traffic light is 7th Street. 6. 1260 7th Street is across the street to your left.
From North of Oakland 1. From 80/580 South get onto 880 South 2. Stay in the right lane 3. Take the Union Street Exit marked “Alameda/Broadway” 4. At the bottom of the exit ramp go straight through the first traffic light. 5. The second traffic light is 7th Street. 6. 1260 7th Street is across the street to your left.
From South of Oakland 1. 880 North 2. Take the Market Street exit toward “Harbor Terminal” (just after the exit for 980 North) 3. At the bottom of the exit ramp turn right onto Market Street 4. Turn left at the traffic light onto 7th Street 5. Go three blocks to Union Street 6. 1260 7th Street is on your right.
From East of Oakland 1. Take Hwy 24/980 West 2. Take the 12th Street Exit 3. At the top of the exit ramp go straight to the 2nd traffic light 4. Turn right at the traffic light onto 7th Street 5. Go three traffic lights to Union Street 6. 1260 7th Street is on your right.