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 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.