There’s no need to travel far to experience world-class arts, culture, and entertainment. Oakland is home to many excellent venues that provide year-round entertainment, no matter the season. Use our interactive Theatres Map to find a local community theatre, concert venue, movie theatre or comedy club near you: Interactive Venue Map
Visiting a local movie theater can get you up close to your favorite actor or actress with big screens and booming sound systems. Acting troupes breathe new life into old works like William Shakespeare and Neil Simon, or perform modern day classics, like those from Tennessee Williams and Maya Angelou, as well as original productions at local community theatres.
Comedy clubs often bring big talent to an intimate audience that can leave you laughing for days. Visit a concert venue to see your favorite superstar or headliner, likeAdele, One Direction, Carrie Underwood or Bruce Springsteen, in the flesh. Larger venues like The Palace, home to the Detroit Pistons, bring a wide range of events like ice skating shows, circuses and other live performances. Check venue websites for full line-ups.