The Soiled Dove

From Vau de Vire Society comes an immersive, circus-infused, dinner-theater experience that will titillate your every sense.

A TOAST! We raise our glass to honor all of the lavish ladies and gentile gentlemen who joined us in the shenanigans at The Soiled Dove. Thank you!

We tingle with anticipation until we may play with your pleasures once again.

The Vau de Vire Society

This li’l circus is on the hunt for a warehouse to store gear and light fabrication of props/etc. Super VIP treatment to any upcoming VdV events to those who guide us to our new home.
- Oakland / SF / S.SF
- 5000 sq ft
-High ceilings for pallet racks
- loading dock or elephant door (easy load in/out)
- water-tight, clean
- 1 yr lease (or longer)

Any leads Bay Area friends?

The Vau de Vire Society

Vau de Vire is calling out to our community for support!

We are searching for a new warehouse space. We are looking for a storage space in the Bay Area (preferably in South SF, Oakland or beyond) with approximately 5,000+ square footage, tall ceilings for pallet racks, and easy load-in/load-out access.

Please reach out with any information you may have! You may also email Ty at: [email protected]

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docs.google.com Thank you for your interest in volunteering for The Vau de Vire Society's Tortona Big Top Break Down! Vau de Vire has enjoyed it's newfound home in Downtown Oakland, but alas it is time to move onward and upwards! We are working on site beautifcation! Please provide your contact information and the....

The Soiled Dove

A tremendous ovation to all who revelled, participated, dined, drank, and made merry with us over the 2018 season of The Soiled Dove!

The Vau de Vire Society extends enthusiastic gratitude to cast, crew, and the City of Oakland for supporting an Italian Big Top to spring to life downtown.

Join us for our next adventures, New Bohemia NYE & The Edwardian Ball!

Make haste, don't wait....

Tomorrow is your last chance to experience The Soiled Dove, as we lift the curtains once more for a special, one night only encore performance!

Astounding Aerialists! Bawdy Bawlers! Curious Contortionists!

With sensory delights for each and every persuasion, this final romp through the Tortona Big Top is one not to be missed.

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Last Chance For Action!

We're just 4 days away from our special encore performance of The Soiled Dove.

Experience the circus infused antics of The Barbary Coast before these Bay Area tales disappear once more into the sands of time!

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What a ravishing ride!

After weeks of soldout shows and stunning soirees, The Soiled Dove has added a one night only encore to our Oakland residency on November 30th.

Tuck into the Tortona Big Top before it sails on to the next bout of circus infused cacophony.

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Circus Conquers All!

Gregarious gratitude and uproarious applause to YOU, who dined and danced and rabble roused with us over this past hazy weekend.

We're stronger when we celebrate, braver when we're bawdy and cannot be stopped when we're circus infused!

Only one chance remains to experience The Soiled Dove before we hibernate for the season. Encore performance November 30th!

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[11/16/18]   Our team is taking steps to provide a remedy to the air quality concerns.

The tent has remained closed up for the past week and we are turning on our forced air system shortly to help flush the air and this should also keep the particulate out of the king pole holes while the air rises.

We will be altering our entry process to get attendees inside quickly and limit the time needed to stand outside before entering the show.

The Soiled Dove recommends bringing an N95 respirator mask, as it has been recommended to wear one indoors and outside in the Bay Area.

We hope to see you this weekend!

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The Soiled Dove

Special Encore Performance!

After two weeks of sold-out shows, it is our pleasure to declare a ONE NIGHT ONLY ENCORE PERFORMANCE of The Soiled Dove, November 30th under Tortona Big Top.

Act swiftly, gentlemen and gentleladies! This is your last chance to time-travel with us before we hibernate for the season.

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Closing Weekend Sold Out!

As The Soiled Dove approaches the grand finale of our beloved Oakland residency, we must announce this upcoming weekend has reached capacity!

If we could squeeze the entire population of the Bay Area under the peaked roof of the Tortona Big Top, we surely would!

Tremendous titilizations! Our Friday & Saturday evening soirees, both dinner and shows have nearly reached capacity.

This is the second to last chance to enter the mesmerizing and whimsical world of The Soiled Dove. Make haste!

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Only 2 Weekends Remain!

Oh Oakland, what a tremendous weekend you treated us to!

Our most jubilant appreciation to all who dined, imbibed and made merry with us. You are precisely our preferred company to keep!

Our final two weekends are swiftly selling out. Consider yourself cordially invited.

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Only 2 Weekends Remain!

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Only Two Weekends Remain!

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Saturday Dinner is SOLD OUT! Show tickets are available for each night and Friday Dinner is STILL AVAILABLE!

Act swiftly Oakland, we'll see you tonight!

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The tales of The Soiled Dove are set in the Bay Area's Barbary Coast, the famed Red Light District filled with brothels, saloons and dance halls.

Defined by lawlessness, gambling, vigilante justice and overrun with wild-hearted ne'er-do-wells, the Barbary Coast would eventually transform into a hub of innovative culture.

Only 3 weekends remain!
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All photos from Found SF.

Only 3 Weekends Remain!

Plucked from time immemorial, the bawdy characters of The Soiled Dove helped the Bay Area define itself as a hotbed for rule breakers, button pushers and culture creators.

As our dear friend Happy Jack exclaims, we wouldn't give up for the whole, damn world!

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Only 3 Weekends Remain!

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Tickle Those Ivories!

The Soiled Dove is gearing up for another rabble-rousing weekend in downtown Oakland.

The whimsy rises! The aerialists soar! The circus soaked stories of the Bay Area's wildest era come vibrantly to life around you as you feast on divine culinary creations by Work of Art Catering and sip lavish libations from our craft cocktail bar.

The evening is yours!

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As the docks of the Bay Area teemed with gold seekers and insidious characters, many a madman made his living through underhanded means.

Among these dissidents, perhaps none was quite as loathed or prolific in his nefarious acts than Shanghai Kelly, king of ‘crimping’ or the act of ‘shanghai’ - plying men with opium-laced whiskey and stealing them away to work on understaffed ships, for a handsome fine.

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Leave The 21st Century Behind!

When you set foot in The Soiled Dove, you are transported to a bygone era, a time where sumptuous sirens and voracious villans roamed the streets. Fantasies of fortune lingered in the air, morality, and modesty was in short supply.

Dress to the nines, drink, dine and liberate yourself from the daily doldrums of the 21st century.

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The Soiled Dove Soundtrack, by Jazz Mafia

Take the illustrious soundscape of The Soiled Dove with you on your travels, with the original score by Jazz Mafia available for download!

13 track album

Summoning our strength to head into the week after a bewitching weekend under the Tortona Big Top!

From swilling divinely crafted libations to the sultry shenanigans of Saturday’s post-show silent disco, our rabbles are most certainly roused.

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What A Weekend Awaits!

Bawdy romantics, boisterous rowdies, take heed.

The Tortona Big Top opens it’s doors once again for a spectacular weekend of libations, liberations, and delight!

The circus infused dining of The Soiled Dove is bolstered on Saturday with Droppings - Vintage Frisco Silent Disco w The Klown in Oakland, inviting you to dance and cavort deep into the night.

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As the rabble-rousing and revelry of The Soiled Dove comes to a close on Saturday, Droppings - Vintage Frisco Silent Disco w The Klown in Oakland will rise!

Infamous troublemaker The Klown - Boenobo transforms Tortona Big Top into a silent disco, where you are invited to dance & drink 'till the end of time (2am)!

RSVP: bit.ly/VintageFriscoSilentDisco

Antics & Delights!

After our second weekend in Oakland, it's safe to say we're settling in salaciously to our new home!

We're layering the antics and steeping the delights for this weekend, as Tortona Big Top trembles with excitement and The Soiled Dove ascends again!

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Filled with improbable feats and incorrigible characters, the tales of The Soiled Dove line the streets of the Bay Area.

Rooted in our rebellious history and infused with innovative cirque, dance and theatrical wonders, these weekends under Tortona Big Top in Oakland are a tremendous intersection of time and place.

📷 Marco Sanchez

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Right On Target!

By our uproarious assessment, the opening weekend of The Soiled Dove was right on target!

The antics have most certainly just begun.

We’ll see you and yours this Friday and Saturday under the towering peak of Tortona Big Top, where the revelry and decadence carry on deep into the night.

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Celebrations are in order...The Barbary Coast lives once more!

Seize the moments of our opening weekend through the eyes of our esteemed photographers and join us in revelry each weekend in Downtown Oakland until November 17th!

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Opening Weekend!

The wait is over, the hour is nigh!

Join us TONIGHT for the opening weekend of The Soiled Dove in Downtown Oakland!

Nefarious and exhilarating delights are in store...

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Repent!

The hour of action draws ever closer, and your fate lies in your hands!

Declining to join us for the opening weekend of The Soiled Dove will produce a pressing need to REPENT!

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Each night of The Soiled Dove opens with the Cosa Nostra Strings, a branch of the illustrious Jazz Mafia that specializes in Original Hybrid Crossover music.

Listen: bit.ly/CosaNostraTSD
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Shanghai Kelly

Of the misfits and ne'er-do-wells of The Barbary Coast's whiskey-soaked streets, Shanghai Kelly may be one of the most odious.

A scoundrel of magnificent proportions, Kelly rose to infamy through underhanded kidnappings to shuttle sailors on to ships. His tactics were dastardly, his reputation timeless and his story weaves its way endlessly through The Soiled Dove.

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Only 9 days away!

Revelers and rambunctious rowdies, the hour is nigh to don your finest Victorian fashions in preparation The Soiled Dove!

Fasten your waistcoats, pull up your garters, lift your parasols and ready yourselves for an evening to remember.

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Vertigo!

Hold onto your tophats, a trip to the Barbary Coast can be positively dizzying!

During the California gold rush of 1849, the Bay Area's population grew exponentially with a motley crew of fortune seekers, bringing with them a hunger for dance, drink and delight.

The streets were lawless! The characters untamed! In the heart of this rebel town, the story of The Soiled Dove begins.

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The Vau de Vire Society is hard at work erecting the Tortona Big Top in Downtown Oakland!

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Hello Oakland...and so it begins! Tortona Big Top is HERE.
Make way for The Soiled Dove!

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You’ve had the good fortune to stumble into a tremendous amount of LUCK!

The Soiled Dove is giving away a DINNER UPGRADE to a lucky pair of guests, so you can wine, dine and merrymake on our dime!

Simply tag those you would most enjoy an exhilarating evening with, share the post and you’re well on your way to a lavishly decadent evening in the Tortona Big Top

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Following the time-honored tradition of circus antics and sideshow revelry, the contortionists of The Soiled Dove defy the human condition, physicians logic and all sense of common yogic practice!

Bendy, brave and filled with bravado, we present to you the incorrigible contortionists of Oakland’s Soiled Dove.

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Merrymake and Rabble Rouse!

It is our utmost pleasure to present the magnificent morsels of The Soiled Dove, exquisitely prepared by San Francisco's Work of Art Catering.

We've saved you a seat at our table!

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Heralded as ‘San Francisco’s quintessential sound’, the exuberant soundscape of The Soiled Dove is provided by none other than Jazz Mafia.

Ever live, always innovative and forever entertaining beyond common logic, Jazz Mafia infuses the hearts and souls of all who enter the Tortona Big Top with infectious celebration.

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Videos (show all)

Last Chance For Action!
Circus Conquers All!
Special Encore Performance!
Closing Weekend Sold Out!
Only 2 Weekends Remain!
Only 3 Weekends Remain!
Tickle Those Ivories!
Leave The 21st Century Behind!
The Soiled Dove Beckons!
What A Weekend Awaits!
Antics & Delights!
Right On Target!

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