Malonga Casquelourd Center For The Arts

1428 Alice St.

About Us:

The Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts is a popular multicultural, multidisciplinary performing-arts complex sponsored by the city of Oakland, formerly known as the Alice Arts Center. A beautifully restored turn-of-the-century building,  it’s one of Oakland’s busiest performing arts facilities. Patrons can participate in a variety of arts programs, dance classes or rent spaces for arts events and activities. Spaces available for rent include a 350-seat theater, five dance studios, meeting rooms and rehearsal spaces. Its theater and performance venues showcase music, theatre, ballet, African and contemporary dance, and more. MCCA Theater has been serving the community dating back to the 1920s. It’s provided a safe environment, positive role models, physical & educational activities as well as cultural awareness and enrichment.


Romina Mancilla

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Absolutely love this place. I have been taking classes there and it's a great place. They should offer more classes !

Nandi Sealey

Thursday, May 17, 2018
This place is ridiculous! Some of the classes have been cancelled for some time, yet no one has bothered to update the calendar. The doorman gives conflicting information. How do you run a facility with these practices?!?!

Niketa Malhotra

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Great community space for art events. Loved the African Dance Conference happening there this weekend!

E MarbleySr

Friday, May 25, 2018
Great place to catch a local artist and special performances.

SciTechArts Gallery

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018
Started here in the 80's after Everybody's Dance and Art Center closed. Originally the Alice Arts Center, it became "the Malonga" after our beloved Malonga Casquelord from the Congo was killed by a drunken driver not far from the building.