Soiled Dove


Enjoy an immersive, circus-infused, historically-inspired dinner-theater experience that will awaken your senses. Oakland Central is partnering with the Vau de Vire Society, co-creators of the world-renowned Edwardian Ball, to bring a fantastic dinner theatre inspired by Barbary Coast’s red light district to Downtown Oakland this Fall. Beginning September 28th, every Friday and Saturday evening through November 17th, the Soiled Dove will bring Vau de Vire’s massive Italian Big Top to life right next door to the Fox Theatre.


World-renowned Performances

Accompanied by a 10 piece live orchestra with surprise musical-guest cameos each evening, the Soiled Dove show features over 40 performers and musicians collaborating to help transport guests back to the Barbary Coast circa 1890. Learn more.

Culinary Delights and Libations Aplenty

Guests will enjoy an innovative 4-course food experience by Work of Art catering collective. Work of Art’s forward thinking and sustainable menus will be paired, with bespoke tantalizing libations at the Soiled Dove Saloon. Learn more.

About the Venue

Originating from the italian countryside, the Tortona, or Big Top, is adorned with multiple performance stages, a 50’ ceiling offering the canvas for an array of aerial feats, a tent-wide gallery of local artisans, sprawling lounges, and an expansive bar. The 12,000 sq ft Circus will grace heart of Downtown Oakland for 2 months. Learn more.