Castro Valley Center for the Arts

Important Update Regarding COVID-19:
The Center for the Arts requires all staff, volunteers, and patrons over the age of 2 years to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the date they visit the CFA, along with a photo ID.  Specific requirements are shown below. CVUSD student performers should follow the District requirements for attending school, not CFA requirements.
The CVUSD Maintenance and Operations Department is completing additional sanitization procedures at all campus sites and classrooms, including the Center for the Arts.  Custodial staff clean and disinfect all frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
The District website is frequently updated with additional information.  Please see the following link for current information:
The Castro Valley Center for the Arts (CFA) is a state-of-the-art venue, featuring the 520-seat Erma & Owen Smith Theatre and an Exhibition Hall with seating for up to 75. 
The Smith Theater offers modern theatrical equipment, including Broadway-level sound and lighting systems.  A new HD long throw projector is available on the main stage, perfect for high-quality, vibrant presentations and movies.  The main stage is equipped with a sprung dance floor, perfect for dance recitals and theatrical productions.
The CFA features a spacious lobby, two well-lit dressing rooms, a 1,700 square foot green room, and easy access for backstage loading and unloading.  We have partnered with AudienceView to provide a full-service box office, including on-site and online ticketing at an affordable price.

Booking Inquiries

We are excited to announce that the CFA is open!  For information about booking your event, please contact our Coordinator of Theater Operations, Sean Cooper, at, or (510) 537-3000 ext. 3004.  We look forward to hosting your event, and providing an exceptional experience for you and your patrons!

Castro Valley Center for the Arts
19501 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Mailing Address:
19400 Santa Maria Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546

For ticket information, contact the box office at 510-889-8961.

Sean Cooper, Coordinator of Theater Operations & Facility Permits

(510) 537-3000 ext. 3004

The Center for the Arts Box Office is open Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 - 5:00 PM and is open one hour before the start of every ticketed production.