All the shows at this venue are dance shows, with a limited number of seats. Some concerts are open to ages 16 + but there are some that are only open to those who are 21 and older. Some of the best artists in the world have played at the Catalyst, making it one of the most sought-after clubs in the Monterey Bay area. There is also DJ dancing on Friday and Saturday nights in the Atrium.
Catalyst is the premier nightclub in Monterey Bay, it features world-renown acts and has included Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Alanis Morissette and Neil Young, among others. The venue contains a main dance hall which is 5000 square feet and can contain a total of 800 people. The main bar is 100 feet long from the front room to the concert area. There are also pool tables, jukebox and arcade games available in the upper level.