Where will the 34th Christmas Revels take us?

See below for information on our 2018 Annual Christmas Revels:

Ancient Mysteries of Andalusian Spain

Our Revels story begins in 1600 in that part of Spain called Andalusia. Three individuals - a young Moorish woman, a Sephardic Jew, and a Castilian scullery maid - happen to meet, each armed with a mysterious clue that is guiding them on a quest. They are all hoping to find their way back through time to the era of La Convivencia , a time when, as they understand it, all three cultures - Muslim, Jewish, and Christian - lived in a spirit of tolerance and peace.

Directed to pay attention to the celestial bodies, and swept up in the Revels celebration of the Solstice, they learn how each culture celebrates the Sun, the Moon, and the stars in song, dance, poetry and story. By looking to the heavens, they learn the secret of finding the Convivencia. They come to realize that despite the things that make each of us different and unique, in the end, we all live under the same sky.

December 8th through 16th, 2018 at the Scottish Rite Theater in Oakland, CA.

  • Friday, December 14 at 8:00 pm

  • Saturday, December 15 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

  • Sunday, December 16 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

    Show runs approximately 2 hours, including intermission.

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Seating Chart

This seating chart reflects the general layout for the venue. See specific seat locations on the ticket page for each performance.


Parking near the Scottish Rite Theater

There will be no special reservations or parking passes sold for the parking lot this year. We cannot hold handicapped parking.

Parking is largely street parking only, so it is recommended to leave plenty of time to find a spot.

With the rise of car services, it is also popular to park for free in the nearby neighborhoods and hail a car to shuttle you to/from the venue and your car.

Adult Chorus

Every year, California Revels puts together a chorus totaling up to 65 singers. For many chorus members, participating in Revels is the highlight of the holiday season, bringing them together in community, transporting them to another time, giving them comfort in the darkest days of the year. And, it’s a lot of fun!

Young Performers

Many of the Young Performers have appeared previously in the Christmas Revels children's chorus and many of them will pass into the ranks of the adult chorus, often after a time away for college. The talent and performing energy that our youngsters add to the stage is undeniable. Their participation broadens the scope of what we can do and adds yet one more ingredient to the wonderful stew that is a Revels performance.

Children's Chorus

Maintaining school work and setting aside sports and other activities can be a challenge, but the artistic and social development of children in the Revels chorus is extremely rewarding. Several members of the adult chorus can point to the children's chorus as their first experience of Revels, and the start of their performing career.

Box Office

Open Mondays - Thursdays
Hours: 11 am to 3 pm
2501 Harrison Street, Suite U8

Please call us for groups of 10 or more,
or for accessible seating.

Event Details

Show runs approximately 2 hours, including intermission.

Scottish Rite Theater
1547 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612

Fully Accessible on the Main Floor
Call us for accessible seating, 510-452-9334.

Group Ticket Sales for Parties of 10 or more, please contact: office@californiarevels.org

The Revels Box Office is open onsite one hour before each show for Walk-ins and Will Call tickets.