For seventy years it was known as Forex the Oakland Civic Auditorium. Audiences came to enjoy professional sports, theatrical events, and many of the great artists of the time. In 1984, following a $15 million refurbishment to reflect the splendor of its historic and fabled past, the Oakland Auditorium was reborn as the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center.

With functional lighting/sound equipment and classic, sophisticated, decor, the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center is a veritable gem of a presenting facility. A hub of performing arts, entertainment, sports and community activities, the historical Center offers four distinct rental spaces: the Kaiser Arena, Calvin Simmons Theatre, Ballroom,and Goldroom. The Center, accommodates audiences ranging in size from 150 to 8,000. Centrally located near downtown Oakland, the Center is accessible by public transportation (AC Transit, BART) or by car. It is at 10 10th St., adjacent to the Oakland Museum, and within walking distance of Oakland's City Center, Chinatown, the Lake Merritt Business district and is in proximity to the Embarcadaro and Jack London Square's thriving waterfront.

There is parking adjacent to the Center for 207 vehicles. Additional street parking and spaces at the Oakland Museum and/or Laney College(immediate vicinity) are available.

Whatever type of event you plan, the Henry J. Kaiser can serve your needs. Four rooms offer you total flexibility in selecting just the right facility for you next event. The Center's Staff and Management are eager to assist you in your planning requirements for the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center. We invite your inquiries to our Sales Department (510) 238-7765.

The Kaiser Center is wheelchair accessible.