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Paramount Theatre

Come and see the ballet, a concert or a stand-up comedy performance at this spectacular art deco theater in the heart of Oakland.

Step into the lobby of Paramount Theatre and admire the shining gold ornamentation and the attention to detail in every part of the room. Get to your seat before the lights dim to admire the spectacular auditorium. Take a tour of the building or enjoy a drink in the bar. It’s worth getting here early since the building is as impressive as the entertainment.

The Paramount Theatre was designed in the art deco style by architect Timothy L. Pflueger and was completed in 1931. When constructed it was the largest multipurpose theater on the west coast with seating for over 3,000 people. Some of the world’s most famous acts have played on the stage. Musicians Bruce Springsteen and Bob Marley, comedians Bill Cosby and Chris Rock and classical ensembles including regular performances from the Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra have helped make this one of California’s most famous entertainment venues.

Dress up and come to watch the ballet. Paramount Theatre is home to the Oakland Ballet Company, with classic performances in May and December. Stay for another week and you will almost certainly have the chance to come and watch something completely different: a rock concert from one of the world’s best bands, a stand-up comedy show from a household name, a performance by the Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra or a screening of a classic Hollywood film.

Whatever performance you come to watch, be sure to look around the building as well. The grand lobby with its golden “canopy of light” on the ceiling and walls is a stunning sight. Make time to enjoy a drink in the bar and explore other areas such as the men’s and women’s smoking rooms. If you want to learn about the building in detail, attend one of the tours that are offered on mornings of the first and third Saturdays of every month. They last around two hours and there is a small charge for participation.

The Paramount Theatre is located on Broadway in downtown Oakland. All Oakland’s public transportation has stops nearby. Note that the tours don’t run on holiday weekends.


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Hampton Inn Oakland Downtown-City Center €115
Hampton Inn Oakland Downtown-City Center

Hampton Inn Oakland Downtown-City Center

378 11th Street, Oakland, CA
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Oakland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oakland Convention Center, Oakland City Center and Oakland Museum of California. Jack London Square and Fox Theater are also within 15 minutes. 12th Street/Oakland City Center Station is 5 minutes by foot and Lake Merritt Station is 10 minutes.

    Newly Renovated Artist Loft in Historic Building Near ~bart~
    Newly Renovated Artist Loft in Historic Building Near ~bart~

    Newly Renovated Artist Loft in Historic Building Near ~bart~

    2273 Telegraph Ave. #4, Oakland, CA
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in the heart of Oakland, this historic condo is within a 10-minute walk of Paramount Theatre and Fox Theater. Oakland City Center and Oakland Convention Center are also within 1 mile (2 km). 19th St Station is 7 minutes by foot and 12th Street/Oakland City Center Station is 12 minutes.

      Oakland Marriott City Center €92
      Oakland Marriott City Center

      Oakland Marriott City Center

      1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Oakland, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oakland Convention Center and Oakland City Center. Jack London Square and Fox Theater are also within 15 minutes. 12th Street/Oakland City Center Station is only a 4-minute walk and 19th St Station is 10 minutes.

        Large and Lovely 3 Bedroom Flat
        Large and Lovely 3 Bedroom Flat

        Large and Lovely 3 Bedroom Flat

        625 22nd St, Oakland, CA
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Uptown Oakland, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Paramount Theatre and Fox Theater. Oakland City Center and Oakland Convention Center are also within 1 mile (2 km). 19th St Station is 8 minutes by foot and 12th Street/Oakland City Center Station is 12 minutes.

          Uptown Apartment, Sleeps 10 With Wifi
          Uptown Apartment, Sleeps 10 With Wifi

          Uptown Apartment, Sleeps 10 With Wifi

          22nd Street, Oakland, CA
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Uptown Oakland, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Paramount Theatre and Fox Theater. Oakland City Center and Oakland Convention Center are also within 1 mile (2 km). 19th St Station is 8 minutes by foot and 12th Street/Oakland City Center Station is 12 minutes.

            Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown €80
            Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown

            Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown

            988 Broadway, Oakland, CA
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Oakland, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oakland Convention Center and University of California Board of Regents. Fox Theater and Oakland Museum of California are also within 15 minutes. 12th Street/Oakland City Center Station is only a 5-minute walk and Lake Merritt Station is 10 minutes.

              Ramada by Wyndham Oakland Downtown City Center €112
              Ramada by Wyndham Oakland Downtown City Center

              Ramada by Wyndham Oakland Downtown City Center

              371 13th St, Oakland, CA
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Oakland, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oakland Convention Center and Oakland City Center. Jack London Square and Fox Theater are also within 15 minutes. 12th Street/Oakland City Center Station is only a 3-minute walk and 19th St Station is 9 minutes.

                Sutter Hotel
                Sutter Hotel

                Sutter Hotel

                584 14th Street, Oakland, CA
                   
                  2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Uptown Oakland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oakland City Center, Fox Theater and Oakland Convention Center. Jack London Square and Paramount Theatre are also within 1 mile (2 km). 12th Street/Oakland City Center Station is only a 5-minute walk and 19th St Station is 10 minutes.