Holiday parties at The Crucible!

Host a celebration that you’re guaranteed to remember with The Crucible’s customizable offsites for Bay Area businesses, nonprofits, and other groups. To learn more about group classes and social gatherings, or to schedule one, email: or call (510) 444-0919 x125.


Event Space

Make your next private event unforgettable in the unique industrial setting of The Crucible! We have a 56,000 square foot industrial warehouse conveniently located one block from the West Oakland BART station. Our main event space features 7,000 square feet of space with 25-foot ceilings and a capacity of up to 500 people. We have a basic stage of 12 x 24 feet, which can be modified to suit your specific needs.

Our base rental rate includes use of the space during our normal working hours (10am-10pm Monday through Friday and 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday) for up to 150 people. Base rental includes simple lighting, event and studio staff, basic audio setup (microphone/music playing capabilities), a podium, and use of our tables and chairs. Event rental pricing starts at $3,500 for a 4-hour rental period.

Smaller Rooms

In addition to the main event space, several smaller rooms are available. There is a 4-hour minimum for each room. The rooms vary in size and set-up, and can accommodate between 10 and 50 people, depending on configuration and activities. Please contact the facility rental coordinator for more information about capacity and availability.

Jewelry Room $100
Neon Room $75
ARC Welding Room $75
Glass Coldworking $75
Woodshop Room $100
Glass Fusing Room $100
Dance Studio $150

Nonprofit organizations receive a 25% discount off scheduled rental rates.

Optional Services

The Crucible is known for our fun and fiery special effects. You can add these effects to your own event to create an unforgettable experience. Please inquire or schedule a visit to learn more. The rates shown below are for four hours.

Crucible Sign with Fire: $150
Aerial Rigs: $300 each (additional cost for custom pick points)
Ring of Fire: $500
4 Fire Poofers: $200 each
Flaming Cat Tails: $200 each
Fire Pit: $300
Arch: $300 if unlit, $600 if lit
Coat Check: $150 for 4-hour event

Fire Safety Technicians are required for fire exhibits and are not included in the listed price. Optional services are subject to availability.

Other possibilities may include:

  • Stage setup
  • Fire performance
  • Crucible class demonstrations or hands-on workshops

Prices vary, please inquire.

Availability and Hours

Please contact the Facility Rental Coordinator with your desired date. Classes and other programs are our first priority so availability is limited. The base price is only inclusive of times during our normal working hours (10am-10pm Monday through Friday and 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday.) Hours outside of those times may be considered at an additional rate.

For more information, please contact

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