La Peña Cultural Center

La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705

Phone: (510) 849-2568
Fax: (510) 849-2568


La Peña promotes social justice and cultural understanding through the arts, education and community action. Annually, La Peña presents over 200 events with emerging and established music, theater, dance, multi-disciplinary, literary, video and visual artists, produces new works by local artists, presents internationally and nationally-renowned artists, offers ongoing free and low-cost arts classes for youth and adults and houses a Latin American café.

Each year La Peña staff, in conjunction with its board and input from the community, sets programming plans. We prioritize projects for which to seek special funding. Selection of artists for NPN residencies comes out of this process, which is active and continuous. Artists speak to us about their ideas, and we approach artists with our ideas about community programming. La Peña presents all disciplines with a focus on music, theater and multi-disciplinary work as our space is limited for dance presenting.

House Capacity: 200

Disciplines: Dance, Performance Art, Music, Theatre, Spoken Word, Multi-Discipline