The Crucible

Our winter fashion show Hot Couture is a must-see for Bay Area nightlife

The Crucible is a 56,000 sq. ft. nonprofit arts education and performance space located in West Oakland. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced classes in industrial arts such as welding, blacksmithing, fire performance, glass blowing, wood & stone working, kinetics, enameling, ceramics, sculpture, and much much more.

Our unique public events blend these arts with gorgeous dance, music, theater and fashion performances designed to inspire creativity in everyone who attends. We hold public tours from 6-7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.