Located on Telegraph Avenue, across the street from the historic Fox Theater, Crybaby is easily accessible to the busiest area for nightlife and entertainment in Oakland. Booking genres across the board as well as opening the venue to local booking powerhouses, international brands and full service event planners, Crybaby alongside its sister venue Ceremony, will be coming with a unique aesthetic and brand, rare to the city and music industry.
Crybaby will be creating an all-inclusive, elevated space, full of diversity in both talent and patrons, with no frills and world class sound by a team well known and documented for it.
Frequently asked question
Per Oakland City Ordinance, all patrons attending indoor events at Crybaby MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED. Patrons are required to show proof of full vaccination, with the same name as their valid form of identification, with final dose date shown as a minimum of 14 days prior to event date. In addition, the City of Oakland currently has a mask mandate when attending indoor events. These policies are subject to change based on City, County, State and Federal mandates. It is Crybaby’s policy to enforce the most recent requirements at the time of the show.
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where people gather. You assume all risks, hazards, and dangers arising from or relating in any way to the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, whether occurring before, during, or after the event, however caused or contracted, and voluntarily waive all claims and potential claims against the Event Organizers, and their affiliated companies relating to such risks. You expressly agree to comply with all laws and the rules of the Event Organizers when attending.
Proof of Vaccination: Vaccination proof must match government issued ID.
We are currently open on show dates only. Check out our Calendar for shows and door times. We plan to expand our hours in the future.
The only forms of Identification we are legally allowed to accept are:
- Current and valid US State Driver’s license
- Current and valid US state identification card.
- Current and valid military identification card
- Valid United States and Foreign Passports
Unacceptable forms of identification are:
- Valid identification cards that are expired, borrowed, stolen, forged or counterfeit.
- United States immigration identification cards.
- Birth certificates.
- School or work identification cards.
- Interim or temporary drivers license.
- Social Security cards.
- Check Cashing cards.
Our address is 1928 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612. Nearest BART station is 19th St Oakland. Only street parking is available near the venue but we encourage ride sharing apps or public transportation.
Doors generally open one hour before show time, although this can vary from show to show. Please refer to our Calendar or social media pages for up to date entry info.
Smoking and vaping is only allowed on the outdoor patio at the back of the venue.
No outside beverages or beverage containers.
Luggage or large bags are not allowed to be carried inside the venue and must be coat checked upon entry. Purses may be subject to security search
The following items are prohibited at Crybaby: Illegal drugs and substances. • Weapons of any kind. • Outside food and beverages. • Professional photography or audio recording equipment. • Gum • Sparklers / fireworks • Hula hoops • Laser pointers • Poi lights • Selfie sticks • Tablets, and iPads (Laptops at your own risk). • Glass bottles and containers • Large banners or posters • Balloons • Paint pens / markers. • Skateboards, scooters, bikes. • Recreational motorized vehicles. • Strollers / baby carriers. • Animals (service animals exempt) • Drones • Coolers • Umbrellas • Stickers • Glitter
Strobe lights, fog, haze, and loud music are common at our events and parties and sometimes their use is out of our control. If you have any serious medical light or allergy sensitivities to theatrical effects such as strobing lights or particle FX, please be aware that they may be in use as part of the production when planning your visit. Earplugs are available at the bar.
Professional photography, cameras or recording equipment such as SLR’s, lenses and lighting gear are prohibited. Non-professional photos are cool. Photos are ok within reason, but not to the point where it becomes disruptive to the crowd or performers. If you are attempting to film high-quality content for personal, commercial or promotional purposes, you must be authorized in advance. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional questions.
TICKET AND BOX OFFICE QUESTIONS
Tickets can be purchased online for most events and you can find ticket links and check out upcoming shows on our Calendar. Events with presale tickets will show a ticket link. If there is no ticket link, then tickets will only be available at the door for that event so come early. You can also refer to our social media pages for ticket updates: @crybabyoakland
Possibly. Ticketing is subject to our capacity, and ticket availability changes on a per event basis. The best way to stay in the loop is to follow our social media accounts, where we will post updates about ticket availability for high demand events the day of: @crybabyoakland
For any event with online presale tickets, day of, in person, box office ticket fees will still apply. For specific event pricing check out our Calendar.
There is a delivery delay placed on all of our shows to combat scalping and fraudulent purchases. Tickets will be sent out at least 48 hours prior to the event.
All ticket sales are final. Lineups and set times are subject to change without notice, due to circumstances outside our control. If there is a cancellation or postponement, ticket holders can a) hold on to their ticket to be honored at a later determined date or b) receive a full refund. If a full cancellation occurs, refunds will be processed automatically – please allow up to 14 days for your refund to be processed. For anything that needs special attention, please email email@example.com for additional help.
Generally no. All events are operated and ticketed separately and will require its own ticket. There may be specific events where tickets will cover both the early and late shows. That information will be provided on the calendar, upon purchase of tickets and on Crybaby socials.
No, it is not always free before 10p. Each event has its own promotions and discounted entry. A link will appear on the calendar event if RSVP or Guestlist promotions are offered. You can also refer to our socials for more information about RSVPs for specific shows and parties.
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1928 Telegraph Ave