The Greek Theatre at U.C. Berkeley - CA

The Greek Theatre at the University of California-Berkeley is an outdoor theater influenced by the ancient Greek theater of Epidaurus. The venue hosts music concerts along with graduation ceremonies and other university events.

The venue is accessible via public transportation (BART) by exiting at the Berkeley station and walking a few blocks to the venue. Those using the Concord Line can exit at Rockridge station, take a transit bus and walk a few meters from Bancroft to the amphitheater. Due to limited parking, visitors are encouraged to plan accordingly and arrive early. Parking is limited around the Greek Theatre. Disabled parking is also available.

All events will take place rain or shine, with most events taking place between April and October. Umbrellas are discouraged, as are large backpacks. Small personal bags and backpacks are allowed. Point and shoot cameras are allowed, but professional cameras and recording devices are not allowed.

Food items are allowed if packed in paper or plastic bags. Sealed water bottles and empty plastic refillable water bottles are also allowed. There are also snack stands available at the venue. Alcohol is prohibited.

Other activities visitors can do prior to the concert or after the show include visiting the Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the Botanical Garden, the Lawrence Hall of Science, and the University of California Museum of Paleontology. For accommodation needs, there are many hotels located nearby such as the Claremont Club & Spa, Hotel Durant and Hotel Shattuck Plaza.
Useful Event Info
Venue Address:
2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley, CA 94720
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History & Traditions:
Past Names/Nicknames:
Ben Weed’s Amphitheater

William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre

Date/Year Built/Opened:
Sept. 24, 1903