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The Octopus is a popular, unique cafe, bookstore, performance space in Uptown Oakland just a block from Lake Merritt and close to BART. We offer full service private parties 7 days per week. We can provide delicious food, beer, wine, coffee and tea. We have a projector and screen. We have a PA, microphones and a piano if you would like to have live (or recorded) music. We can even help find a band for your event (Solo classical guitar? Jazz trio? You name it!). We seat 40 comfortably and can pull out tables if you would like to have a larger group.

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Exhibition, Meeting, Reading, Screening, Video/Film Shoot, Photo Shoot, Special Event, Rehearsal, Performance
Disciplines Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, Visual Art
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Hours Of Operation 7 days a week 8am-1am
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Cancellation Policy -
Open to last minute space requests. true
Booking Requirements Deposit
Rental Personnel On site manager, Security, Rates include some or all personnel, Rates include some or all equipment
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Payment Types Cash, Credit card
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Other Allowed Activities Amplified music, Alcohol permitted

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions -
Space Features Air-conditioned, Heated
Technology WiFi
Flooring Wood
Stage Configuration Flexible stage
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Seating capacity 40
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Lighting -
Furniture Chairs, Tables
Amenities Kitchen/pantry, Private restroom, Telephone in space
Instruments and Accessories Rehearsal piano, Music stands
Audio Equipment Sound system, PA system, Microphone, MP3/auxiliary input, CD player
Video/Film Equipment Digital projector, Projection screen
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Paid garage/lot parking
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs
Audience Services -
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Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Exhibition $200 - - -
Meeting $200 - - -
Reading $200 - - -
Screening $200 - - -
Video/Film Shoot $200 - - -
Photo Shoot $200 - - -
Special Event $200 - - -
Rehearsal $200 - - -
Performance $200 - - -

This space was last updated on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 11:35AM