Palace Theater Makeover: BayTech Charter School's Exciting Transformation Project

Demolition has officially kicked off at the future home of Bay Area Technology School (BayTech) in the vibrant Fruitvale neighborhood of Oakland!

BayTech, a public charter school dedicated to serving grades 6-12, is gearing up for a monumental leap forward as it embarks on the journey to establish its permanent campus.

With roots tracing back to 2004, BayTech has been on a mission to provide quality education to the Oakland community. Currently serving 339 students, the school has faced the challenges of multiple locations over the years. But now, the tide is turning as BayTech takes a major step towards stability and growth.

The project site, once home to the historic Palace Theater, boasts a rich history dating back to the 1920s. From vaudeville acts to movie screenings and even serving as a church space, the Palace Theater has seen it all. Now, it's undergoing a remarkable transformation into a state-of-the-art educational facility!

To learn more about the purchase of this historic building, check out this article from The Mercury News (March 15, 2023): Historic Oakland theater and church will become tech charter school