The Flight Deck is a collaborative arts space and performance venue in Downtown Oakland that features a lobby/gallery, black box theater, rehearsal studio, and co-working office for arts organizations and individuals. The Flight Deck hosts performances of all types, gallery shows, rehearsals, classes for youth and adults, and a membership program. The Flight Deck was created and is managed by host company Ragged Wing Ensemble, and is home to several other arts organizations and individual artists. The Flight Deck has hosted hundreds of performances, rehearsals, classes, meetings and special events and The East Bay Express named The Flight Deck the “Best New Arts Venue” in the East Bay in both 2014 and 2015.
The Flight Deck’s mission is to provide a home for multidisciplinary artists to present work, share resources and practice radical acts of imagination in the heart of downtown Oakland. We believe that the creation, exchange, and experience of art is central to a thriving economy and healthy city, and we envision a local culture in which the arts are deeply rooted in every aspect of public life. As the landscape of Oakland changes, it is essential to maintain a space where diverse, local voices can be heard and where artists can participate in the positive transformation of our city while keeping us connected to our roots.
I invite you to view our 2018 Strategic Plan to learn of our upcoming projects & initiatives and the many ways you can continue to support our mission and vision.
We hope you’ll join us at The Flight Deck.