Have Your Event At The Crucible

Make your next private event unforgettable in the unique industrial setting of The Crucible! We have a 56,000-square-foot facility conveniently located two blocks from the West Oakland BART station with a multitude of different spaces to suit you or your organization’s needs.

The majority of studio access has been suspended due to concerns around the spread of COVID-19. At this time, only registered students of classes and private workshops can access The Crucible studios. We are likely only able to accommodate events that rent out the entire facility. 

We Have Spaces Big and Small

We have space for both large and small groups, however classes and other programs are our first priority so availability is limited. Hours outside of our normal working hours, 10am-10pm Monday through Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, may be subject to an additional rate. Beyond the renting of our space, we also offer optional additions to your event given enough lead time and budget, including staging, department demonstrations, such as glass flameworking or blacksmithing, hands-on workshops such as glass fusing or copper stamping, catering arrangements, and more.

Main Space

Renting our main space includes use of the space during our normal working hours for up to 150 people. Main space rentals require a long lead time of at least 6 months-1 year and have a minimum buyout of $15,000. Rental includes simple lighting, event and studio staff, basic audio setup, a podium, and use of our tables and chairs.

Individual Rooms

Need a space for a class or a lecture? The Crucible’s classrooms vary in size and set-up, and can accommodate between 10 and 50 people, depending on configuration and activities. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to reach out and will receive a discount on all rental prices.

Want to Get Hands-On?

We can host you for a private group workshop. Make your event a learning experience with a hands-on activities customized for private groups and companies in Blacksmithing, Jewelry, Glass Fusing, Welding, and more.

Add Fire

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. Fire Safety Technicians are required for fire exhibits. Please inquire at [email protected] to learn more. 


Ring of Fire

4 Fire Poofers

Fire Pit

Flaming Cat Tails

Crucible Sign


Ready For Your Event At The Crucible?