Valley Center for the Performing Arts
The Valley Center for the Performing Arts (VCPA) is a unique performance and convening facility at Holy Names University in the Oakland hills. It houses two separate theatres; large audiences up to 390 can be accommodated in the Regents’ Theatre, while smaller, more intimate groups use the Studio Theatre with movable seating for up to 125 participants. A feature common to both venues is the flexibility to customize either theatre according to specifications.
These theatres are equipped with industry-standard lighting, a versatile sound system suitable for plays, films, lectures and reading, and acoustics that satisfy the most exacting musicians and audiences. Individual sound amplification devices can be used everywhere in the center. On-site amenities include risers, orchestra shells, concert grand pianos and podiums. The backstage area includes a green room, two large dressing rooms and a secured spaced for storing musical instruments and props. Climate controlled throughout, the building has offices and classrooms which can be sued for rehearsals, practice areas or for break-out groups.
Designed with attention to audience comfort, presentation requirements and technical versatility, everything about the center is convenience and user-friendly: staff, parking, audience drop-off, wheel chair access, street-to-stage loading dock, and accessibility to major freeways. The Valley Center has quickly gained the reputation among businesses and performing organizations as a well-designed, professionally equipped center.
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