The 33rd Annual Christmas Revels
A Celebration of the Solstice - In 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 an elderly Castilian 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 8:00 pm.
Saturdays 1:00 and 5:00 pm.
Sundays 1:00 and 5:00 pm.
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
Special Event Parking is available to Revelers at the ALCO Park Garage located at 1220 Jackson Street at 13th Street; just 3 blocks from the theater. The rate is $5 per vehicle and no reservations are required.
Parking in the lot behind the theater is extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be no special reservations or parking passes sold for the parking lot this year.
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!
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.
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.
Open Mondays - Fridays
Hours: 11 am to 3 pm
337 17th St, Suite 209
Please call us for groups of 10 or more,
or for accessible seating.
December 8th through 16th
Friday 8:00 pm
Saturdays 1:00 and 5:00 pm
Sundays 1:00 and 5:00 pm
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: email@example.com
The Revels Box Office is open onsite one hour before each show for Walk-ins and Will Call tickets.