Come to the Flight Deck Gala

Come support The Flight Deck at the annual gala!

This year’s event begins next door at 1544 Events with a delicious cocktail buffet provided by Mediterraneo and the silent auction, and then moves into The Flight Deck for live performances by Felonius and other local artists! You can purchase single tickets or a whole or half row of seats for your guests.

Purchase tickets here or visit the Flight Deck website to learn more.

Equipment Campaign Update, January 4

Our equipment fundraiser has raised $9,892!

Thank you to everyone who has supported The Flight Deck and our resident companies over the past month.

Happy New Year from Ragged Wing Ensemble and the Flight Deck!

Equipment Campaign Update, December 21

We’ve met our goal! But that doesn’t mean we’re done.

We had a blast at last night’s Circle Up: A Flight Deck Open Mic! We are so grateful for everyone who came out to spend the evening with us. And thanks to support from audience members we were able to accept an anonymous matching donation of $2,000…which got us to our $8,000 goal!

Now that we’ve met our basic recovery needs, we’re hoping to help out our resident company Gritty City Rep. This pre-professional training program does amazing work for the future artistic leaders of Oakland. Like the Flight Deck, they lost some crucial tools in the recent break-in — which is we’re raising our fundraising goal to $10,000 by December 31.

Donate now and support this groundbreaking company!

Equipment Campaign Update, December 20

We have a match!

An anonymous donor has offered to match all donations received today, December 20, up to $2,000.

Make your donation now and double the impact of your gift!

Plus, today is our Circle Up Open Mic at The Flight Deck! Come help us reinvigorate the space with performances, community, and good vibes.

Can’t come? You can still help the Flight Deck replace crucial equipment by donating (and remember, if you donate today, your gift will be doubled!). Or buy a raffle ticket and be entered to win tickets to all Flight Deck resident company shows between January and June 2018!

Read more about this fundraiser and why it matters at the Flight Deck website.

Help the Flight Deck Replace Stolen Equipment

On November 29, 2017, around 4 am, two individuals entered the Flight Deck and stole several pieces of much-needed equipment. The estimated costs stemming from this theft total about $8,000 — a large unexpected expense for a small nonprofit organization.

Want to help the Flight Deck community recover from this loss?

In addition to raising funds to help cover the direct costs of the incident, the Flight Deck is accepting donations of specific equipment that we, our artists, and our resident companies need to do our work.

We’d also love to see you at the Flight Deck on December 20 at 7pm for Circle Up: a Flight Deck Open Mic Fundraiser — our opportunity to show our love for the space and each other. Plus, you can buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win two tickets to each Flight Deck company show going up between January and June 2018.

Click here to see all the ways you can help support The Flight Deck and our artists in this time.

So far, we’ve raised $1,923 of our $8,000 goal. Thank you to everyone who’s donated! We hope to see you all at the Flight Deck again soon.

Read more about the fundraiser and how you can help.

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1540 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612


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