Cinema in Berkeley

Pacific Film Archive

A world-renowned film center with an ever-changing schedule of international and classic films – cineastes should seek out this place. The spacious theater has seats comfy enough for hours-long movie marathons.
World Music in Berkeley

La Peña Cultural Center

This fun-loving, warmhearted community center presents dynamic dance classes and musical and visual arts events with a peace and justice bent. Look for a vibrant mural outside and the on-site Mexican cafe, perfect f…
Live Music in Berkeley

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse

This legendary club has almost 50 years of history and is conveniently located in the downtown arts district. It features great traditional folk, country, bluegrass and world music and welcomes all ages, with half-p…
Performing Arts in Berkeley

Zellerbach Hall

At the south end of campus near Bancroft Way and Dana St, Zellerbach Hall features dance events, musical concerts and performances of all types by national and international touring artists. The on-site Cal Performa…
Theater in Berkeley

California Shakespeare Theater

Headquartered in Berkeley, with the fantastic outdoor Bruns Amphitheater east of the Berkeley Hills in Orinda, ‘Cal Shakes’ is a warm-weather tradition of alfresco Shakespeare and other classic productions.
World Music in Berkeley


Ashkenaz is a ‘music and dance community center’ attracting activists, hippies and fans of folk, swing, world music and more who love to dance (lessons offered).
Theater in Berkeley

Berkeley Repertory Theatre

This highly respected company has produced bold versions of classical and modern plays since 1968. Most shows have half-price tickets for patrons under 30.
Live Music in Berkeley

924 Gilman

This volunteer-run and booze-free all-ages space is a West Coast punk-rock institution. Check the online calendar for upcoming shows on weekend nights.
Theater in Berkeley

Aurora Theatre Company

Intimate downtown theater performs contemporary, thought-provoking plays staged with subtle aesthetics.
Theater in Berkeley

Shotgun Players

Berkeley's solar-powered theater company stages exciting and provocative works in an intimate space.