Oberlin College and Conservatory

Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse, Hales Annex

Photo by Yevhen Gulenko

The Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse is a student-run performance and meeting space at Oberlin. As the college’s only exclusively free venue, the Cat provides a relaxed and friendly environment for student groups and traveling artists alike. Home to the famous Cat Cookies, it offers a space for live jazz, folk, and popular music, spoken word, theater, dance, slam poetry, workshops, community events, and student activism meetings.

Come hang out, check out our radical zine library, enjoy a delicious cookie, and see a free show.

180 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074



Upcoming Events

The text reads "Norelle. Live at the Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse. Friday, October 22nd @8pm."

Join us Friday night at the Cat for Norelle!! Norelle is a Grammy accredited vocalist and singer/songwriter originally from Cleveland, OH. She was recently...

10/22 8pm
The text reads "The Cat in the Cream Coffeehouse Presents: Quay Dash. Live at the Cat. Saturday. 10.23.21. 8PM. Free Admission."

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

10/23 8pm
Senior Recital: Arther Welsh, jazz piano

Watch the webcast – streamed live at concert time. A senior recital performed by Arthur Welsh, jazz piano live from Cat in the Cream...

11/6 4:30pm

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