Slip into a forgotten era when fire prohibition was in full effect and the frigid masses were forced underground to seek HEAT. Explore our speakeasy, where bootleg fire boils the blood and inflames the desires of all who enter.
Join us for an evening of drinking, dancing and illicit fire with seductive performances both on the stage and throughout the studio from the denizens of HEAT. Join us for The Crucible’s first ever Fire Cabaret.
This fantastically fiery evening will be filled with walk-through performance installations, fire sculptures, industrial art demonstrations, photo opportunities and a theatrical stage show divided into four 15-minute chapters presented over the course of the night. Guests are encouraged to dress up and walk around this sizzling interactive experience.
Hear the sultry voice of Kim Nalley, one of the world's best jazz and blues vocalists. Behold the mesmerizing aerial artistry of Scarlett & Axelrod, witness the death defying feats of Gravity Plays Favorites and Jennings & Xiaohong, be captivated byFou Fou Ha!and feel the HEAT from a variety of other hot performers.
SMOKING HOT THEATRICAL DEMONSTRATIONS: Stroll through displays of Arc welding flash dance, jewelry peep show, torch cutting burlesque, MIG welding strip tease, TIG welding aerial and many more of the fiery industrial arts as only The Crucible can present.
STRIKE A POSE: Pose yourself for a photo in front of 1920’s vintage bootlegger cars by Jim Callahan and in the notorious Photo Boof. Come decked out in your Deco best... flappers, dandies, gangsters and molls. It's the 20's, so roar like you mean it!
Please Note: This is a standing room only event with very limited seating. It is designed as a dress up, walk-through interactive experience. This show also contains mature content and situations that may not be suitable for young children.
Join us for The Crucible’s annual Soirée! Guests will enjoy a delicious, fire-inspired, three-course dinner and spectacular live art auction featuring exquisite works by top Bay Area artists working in metal, glass and wood, as well as an exclusive opening night performance of Heat: A Fire Cabaret.
Our box office is located at The Crucible. 1260 7th Street Oakland, CA 94607 Phone: (510) 444-0919, ext. 122
BOX OFFICE HOURS:
Soirée Night - July 15
For tickets for this day up to 11:59pm, July 14
Friday Night - July 16
3:30pm - 9:30pm
For tickets for this day up to 11:59pm, July 15
Saturday Night - July 17
3:30pm - 9:30pm
For tickets for this day up to 11:59pm, July 16
To purchase tickets to the Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction by phone, call (510) 444-0919 ext. 119.
Event Location & Directions
The event will be located at: The Crucible 1260 7th Street Oakland, CA 94607 Directions...
Parking The Crucible has a very small parking lot on the corner of 7th & Union that will be available for disabled placard parking only. Those spaces are available on a first come first serve basis and go quickly. There are also two paid parking lots that will be staffed. One is on Kirkham Avenue and costs $6, exact cash only. The other is the 5th Street lot by BART, which costs $5. Please do not park in lots owned by local businesses or the residential area behind The Crucible; your car may be towed.
Lodging Preferred Rates at the Executive Inn & Suites Set on Oakland's estuary, midway between Oakland International Airport and Downtown, this hotel is a great option. Special rates for friends of The Crucible start at just $69, with water view suites at $109. FREE: Shuttle to downtown and BART, Internet Access. Parking and Continental Breakfast
To get these great rates, reserve on line at: www.executiveinnoakland.com Enter your arrival and departure information, then select "group code" and enter Crucible
Special Notes This event contains mature content and situations that may not be suitable for young children. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Guests are discouraged from bringing toddlers and infants. Every guest regardless of age must purchase a ticket. Guests may be subject to loud noises, bursts of flame, amplified music or strobe-like effects.
Smoking A designated smoking area will be available outside. There is no smoking inside The Crucible.
Photography and Video Amateur photographers and videographers are welcome at this event. Pocket-sized video cameras (like flip cameras) are allowed; anything larger will need special permission and 48 hours noticed. Tripods for amateur photographers and videographers are not allowed. No flash photography is allowed for anyone. Please be respectful of fire and safety lines.
If you are a commercial photographer or videographer, or a member of the press, please stop by the media check-in table at the event entrance. If you require special needs or need to use a tripod, please
48 hours in advance. No flash photography is allowed for anyone.
Guests and artists, please be aware that The Crucible is a public space. By attending or displaying your work, you are consenting to being photographed.
All photography and video questions can be directed to our Graphic Designer, Jennifer Harrity, at
Event Rules • No In/Out access • No Outside food or drink • Childern under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times • No Pets (except service dogs) • No Chairs • No Tripods or Unipods • No Flash Photos • No Roller-skates or heelys • Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas • No uncontracted fire performance or vending of any kind
Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs We are pleased to accommodate guests with disabilities or other special needs. If you require disability-related assistance, contact (510) 444-0919, ext. 122, or notify event staff or security at the event, and we will be happy to assist you. On-site ADA parking is available, and we can make arrangements for seating in the stage area as needed. The Crucible’s flooring is flat concrete with two small concrete ramps, so getting around inside the event area is straightforward.
Non-discrimination policy: The Crucible is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation or physical disability.