GREEK THEATRE VENUE INFORMATION:
The William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre is located on the UC Berkeley Campus in the foothills overlooking the San Francisco Bay and with spectacular views of The Campanile, The Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Mount Tampalpais and San Francisco. Throughout its 100 year+ year history, it has hosted a variety of entertainment and famous personalities including Theodore Roosevelt, Sarah Bernhard, Luciano Pavarotti, the 14th Dalai Lama to name a few. Popular music artists have included Bob Dylan, The Talking Heads, The Grateful Dead, Phish, Elvis Costello, Genesis, R.E.M., Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, The Gipsy Kings, Milton Nasciamento, James Taylor, Dave Matthews Band to name a few. For many artists, The Greek Theatre is their favorite place to perform. Equally, as one visiting patron points out "The Greek in Berkeley is one of those venues you wish were in every city!" The Greek Theatre is one of those extraordinary venues that make any event or concert a truly remarkable experience for both the artist and the audience — one not to be missed!
Located at 2001 Gayley Road in Berkeley, The Greek Theatre is an outdoor, very intimate venue. Events are scheduled May through October. We suggest you bring a layer of clothes or a small blanket as the summertime fog can roll in and personal seat cushions! All shows are all-weather events, and will go on rain or shine.
The Greek Theatre offers various food and beverage options. Food options include Korean Chicken & Kimchi Tacos, All Beef Hot Dog, Pork Tonkatsu Ramen, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Chipotle-Black Bean Falafel Wrap, Nachos, Nine-Grain Kale Salad with Feta (vegetarian), Yellow Curry Rice Bowl (vegan), and cookies. Beverage options include water, soda, energy drinks, beer, wine and sparkling wine.
Seating for the Greek Theatre varies from show to show. Many shows are "General Admission" where the entire venue is first come, first served. This means you have the flexibility to either dance up front and close to the stage, or enjoy the show further back on the tiered stone seats. If you really want a view (both of the Bay and the Stage), you can climb even higher to the lawn area located behind the stone seats! Other shows may offer either of the following setups for reserved seating: 1. Limited Reserved where only the seats in front of the stage on the floor are reserved or 2. Full Reserved where both the floor in front of the stage as well as the stone tiered benches are reserved. For there reserved ticket shows, general admission is always offered either limited to the lawn area on fully reserved shows or on limited reserved events, general admission is available both in the tiered stone benches and on the lawn. Click here to view a seating chart.
ADA Seating for Special Needs, including handicap accessibility, mobility impaired and wheelchair seating is available on all shows. When purchasing your tickets, please make this request known and we will reserve these specific seats for you in advance. If you need an interpreter for the hearing impaired, please email us at email@example.com so that we can make arrangements for you. Please click here to view a map of disabilty access around the Greek Theatre.
Contact us at 510-548-3010 with question regarding ADA seating.
Doors on most shows open 1.5 hours prior to show time.
The Box Office at the Greek Theatre opens for sales and will call 1.5 hours prior to show time. The venue box office is only open on the performance day. You can buy tickets in advance through Ticketmaster, subject to a service charge or at the Cal Performances Box Office in person, free of any additional fees located on the UC Berkeley Campus at Zellerbach Hall. For more information on how to purchase tickets, please go to please go to Ticketing.
For Directions (both by car and for Public Transportation) and Parking information, please go to Directions.
Due to capacity restrictions, everyone entering the venue must have a ticket and no strollers will be allowed. We discourage any infants or babes in arms.
The following items are allowed at the Greek Theatre: personal size legless seat cushion. We highly suggest for the comfort of your tush that you bring a seat cushion while sitting on the stone sections of the Greek Theatre.
For the comfort and safety of everyone please do not bring in the following items: strollers, large backpacks, large blankets, structured stadiums chairs, Alcohol, cans, bottles, ice chests, picnic baskets, lawn furniture, weapons of any kind, umbrellas, pets. Due to most performer's requests, no professional recording devices are allowed. The Greek Theatre is a non-smoking facility.
Food Near the Greek Theatre:
Adagia (California cuisine) - 2700 Bancroft Way, .5 miles - (510) 647-2300
Alborz (Persian/Iranian) - 2142 Center St, .7 miles - (510) 848-8877
Angeline's Louisiana Kitchen - 2261 Shattuck Ave, .8 miles - (510) 548-6900
Arinell Pizza (NY Style Slices) - 2119 Shattuck Ave, .7 miles - (510) 841-4035
Bangkok Noodles & Thai BBQ (Open late) - 1958 Shattuck Ave, .7 miles - (510) 549-1958
Barney's Gourmet Hamburger - 5819 College Ave, .7 miles - (510) 601-0444
Bec's Bar & Bistro - 2271 Shattuck Ave, .8 miles - (510) 647-1790
Blondies Pizza - 2340 Telegraph Ave, .5 miles - (510) 548-1129
Bongo Burger - 1839 Euclid Ave, .2 miles - (510) 548-4100
Brazil Café (Brazalina Sandwiches) - 2161 University Ave, .6 miles - (510) 845-8011
Café Durant - 2519 Durant Ave, .5 miles - (510) 841-9905
Café Eclipse - 2175 Allston Way, .7 miles - (510) 649-2950
Cancun Taqueria - 2134 Allston Way, .7 miles (510) 549-0964
Celia's Mexican Restaurant - 1841 Euclid Ave, .2 miles - (510) 549-1460
Cheese Board Pizza (Gourmet Pizza) - 1504 Shattuck Ave, .9 miles - (510) 549-3185
Comal (Mexican) - 2020 Shattuck Ave, .7 miles - (510) 926-6300
Cream (Ice Cream Sandwich) - 2399 Telegraph Ave, .5 miles (510) 649-1000
Crepes A-Go Go – 2334 Telegraph Ave, .4 miles - (510) 486-2310
Finfine (Ethiopian) - 2556 Telegraph Ave, .7 miles - (510) 883-0167
FIVE (American/Higher End) - 2086 Allston Way, .8 miles - (510) 225-6055
Gather (American) - 2200 Oxford St, .7 miles - (510) 809-0400
Gordo Taqueria - 2404 Telegraph Ave, .5 miles - (510) 845-8226
Gypsy's Trattoria (Italian) - 2519 Durant Ave, .5 miles - (510) 548-4860
Henry's (Bar/Food/Open Late) - 2600 Durant Ave, .4 miles - (510) 809-4132
House of Curries (Indian) - 2520 Durant Ave, .5 miles - (510) 848-5800
Ippuku – (Japanese Izakaya) - 2130 Center St, .7 miles - (510) 665-1969
Jupiter (Brewery/Pizza) - 2181 Shattuck Ave, .7 miles - (510) 843-8277
Koryo Restaurant (Korean) - 2556 Telegraph Ave, .7 miles - (510) 548-2525
La Burrita (Mexican/Open Late) - 2530 Durant Ave, .4 miles - (510) 845-4859
La Note (French, Breakfast/Brunch) - 2377 Shattuck Ave, .8 miles - (510) 843-1535
Lucky House Thai - 2140 University Ave, .7 miles – (510) 841-8900
Pappy's Grill & Sports Bar (Bar & Grill) - 2367 Telegraph Ave, .5 miles - (510) 848-0886
Pasta Bene (Italian) - 2565 Telegraph Ave, .7 miles - (510) 845-2363
Phil's Sliders - 2024 Shattuck Ave, .7 miles - (510) 845-5060
Racha Café (Thai) - 2516 Telegraph Ave, .7 miles - (510) 644-3583
Razan's Organic Kitchen (Middle Eastern) - 2119 Kittredge St, .7 miles - (510) 486-0449
Revival Bar & Kitchen (American/Higher End) - 2102 Shattuck Ave, .7 miles - (510) 549-9950
Smart Alec's (Health Food/Burgers) - 2355 Telegraph Ave, .6 miles - (510) 704-4000
Sportivo (Italian/Bar) - 2132 Center St (Between Oxford St & West Entrance), .7 - (510) 705-1801
Sunrise Deli (Falafel) - 2456 Bancroft Way, .4 miles - (510) 845-9400
Tako Sushi (Japanese) - 2379 Telegraph Ave, .6 miles - (510) 665-8000
Thai Basil Cuisine (Thai) - 2519 Durant Ave, .5 miles - (510) 548-6692
Top Dog (Hot Dogs/Open Late) - 2534 Durant Ave, .5 miles - (510) 843-5967
Triple Rock Brewery & Ale House - 1920 Shattuck Ave, .7 miles - (510) 843-2739
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