When and Where

Copyright © Michael Rauner

Copyright © Michael Rauner

 The 2017 Spiral Dance has moved to the East Bay! Join us at the Richmond Memorial Convention Center, Richmond California.The Spiral Dance is happening on Saturday, October 28th, 2017


Come early to view the altars, hear pre-ritual music and listen to the Names of the Beloved Dead.


The Richmond Memorial Convention Center is located at 403 Civic Center Plaza. The Richmond Memorial Convention Center was originally constructed in 1949 and continues to be a focal point for the Community of Richmond.

The Richmond Memorial Convention Center offers:

  • An ADA Compliant site
  • Ample parking for those that choose to drive
  • Space for more than 3000 attendees
  • Access from Public Transportation – Richmond Bart*
* Richmond Bart is the closest BART station but it isn’t particularly close.The Spiral Dance Cell is dedicated to providing a safe and accessible venue for our community. We are  finalizing a plan to provide a shuttle between Richmond BART and the auditorium. Stay Tuned for details!



  • 2017 Intention

    Riding the knife's edge of history, we face the great challenge of this present moment; to step off the old path and weave futures of strength and joy with the dead and the generations to come.

  • Admission

    This ritual is Bay Area Reclaiming’s largest fundraiser for the year, and supports many of our other activities, courses, ritual, and resources.

    It takes about $15,000 to put on this community event, so we appreciate your support.

    Regular Admission – $25.00-$150.00

    Special Needs, Youth (12-17), and Seniors (65+) can buy tickets for only – $18.00

    Children under 12 years old are welcomed at no charge with a paid admission

    For Regular Admission, enter whatever amount you can want to pay within that range. Please consider giving more, as this is a fundraiser. This also allows us to get others in for a discount.


    Spiral Dance tickets will be sold at the door from 6pm to 7pm the day of the event. If you can only give a little, please come to the door and we’ll be happy to work with you.

    If you have have questions about tickets and cannot find the answer to those questions on this website - please email spiraldancetix@gmail.com

  • When and where

    The Spiral Dance has moved to the East Bay and will be held at the Richmond Convention Center, Richmond California. We’re excited to open up to this new community.

    The Spiral Dance is Saturday, October 28th, 2017.

    Doors open for Altar viewing and the reading of the Names of The Beloved Dead at 6pm.

    Ritual begins promptly at 7pm

  • Photography on this site

    Clicking on photographs will bring up a larger version. Please do not use the images you find on this site without permission. We are grateful to the amazing photographers who have allowed us to use their work here, please visit them online at:

    Richard Man, ImageCraft

    Michael Rauner Photography

    Michael Starkman Photography