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. From Berkeley BART, take AC Transit bus 25 to Gilman and 8th Sts.
Cinema in Berkeley

Pacific Film Archive

A world-renowned film center with an ever-changing schedule of international and classic films, cineastes should seek this place out. The spacious theater has seats that are comfy enough for hours-long movie maratho…
Theater in Berkeley

Aurora Theatre Company

An intimate downtown theater, it performs contemporary and thought-provoking plays staged with a subtle chamber-theater aesthetic.
Theater in Berkeley

Shotgun Players

The country’s first all-solar-powered theater company stages exciting and provocative work in an intimate space. Across from the Ashby BART station.
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 and world music and welcomes all ages, with half-price tickets for pat…
World in Berkeley

La Peña Cultural Center

A few blocks east of the Ashby BART station, this cultural center and Chilean cafe presents dynamic musical and visual arts programming with a peace and justice bent. Look for the vibrant mural on its facade.
Folk in Berkeley


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

Zellerbach Hall

On the south end of campus near Bancroft Way and Dana St, Zellerbach Hall features dance events, concerts and performances of all types by national and international artists. The onsite Cal Performances Ticket Offic…
Theater in Berkeley

California Shakespeare Theater

Headquartered in Berkeley, with a fantastic outdoor amphitheater further east in Orinda, ‘Cal Shakes’ is a warm-weather tradition of al fresco Shakespeare (and other classic) productions, with a season that lasts fr…