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$5 Guided Tour of Oakland’s 1931 Art Deco “Paramount Theater”

Saturday, July 15, 2023 - 10:00 am to 11:30 am | Cost: $5
Paramount Theatre | 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA

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$5 Guided Tour of Oakland’s 1931 Art Deco “Paramount Theater”

The Paramount Theatre is a 3,040-seat Art Deco concert hall located at 2025 Broadway in Downtown Oakland. When it was built in 1931, it was the largest multi-purpose theater on the West Coast.

Oakland’s Paramount Theatre is one of the finest remaining examples of Art Deco design in the United States. An authentic restoration was completed in 1973 and the theatre was entered into the National Register of Historic Places on August 14th of that year. Restored to its original splendor, meticulously maintained, and fully upgraded to modern technical standards, this Historic Landmark now serves all the arts.

Public tours of the Paramount Theatre are typically given on the first and third Saturdays of each month, excluding holidays, holiday weekends and event days. Please refer to the schedule listed below for available tour dates. Our guided tours provide a full and informative view of the theatre. Due to their interactive nature, tours run approximately 90 minutes. Please Note: Due to their interactive nature, tours may last longer than the designated time limit.

  • Begin promptly at 10:00 AM at the Box Office entrance on 21st Street near Broadway.
  • Admission is $5.00 per person. The Paramount Theatre no longer accepts cash, so only debit or credit cards are accepted for payment, such as: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover along with Apple Pay and Google Pay.
  • Children must be at least 8 years old and accompanied by an adult chaperone.
  • Please note that some areas of the tour are not wheelchair or ADA accessible and the theatre does NOT have an elevator.
  • Cameras are allowed.
  • Food and drinks are NOT allowed.
  • Reservations are not required, but are encouraged via email to tours@paramountoakland.org.

2023 Public Tour Schedule

  • Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, June 3 & 17 at 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, July 1 & 15 at 10:00 AM
  • Saturday, August 5 & 19 at 10:00 AM

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Cost: $5
Categories: *Top Pick*, In Person, Walks & Tours
Address: 2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA