Cal Performances Venue Rental
Welcome to the venue rental program at Cal Performances. If you’re interested in renting a venue in Berkeley for your event, we offer professional venues and services to the UC Berkeley campus and our off-campus community. With our flexible spaces, beautiful settings, and prime locations on the UC Berkeley campus, our venues are ideal for a wide variety of special events, meetings, shows and concerts at competitive rental rates. Our professional staff, with decades of experience, will ensure each event is successful. Explore the information here and then get in touch to find out how we can help to create your perfect event.
Venues Available for Rent
Rental Rates and Policies
Rentals at Cal Performances have been established to build and collaborate with our community beyond the UC Berkeley campus. We offer competitive market pricing and non-profit rates. Because we are a part of UC Berkeley we are governed by the campus policies & procedures.
Berkeley Campus Regulations
All events are required to abide by the Berkeley Campus Regulations (BCRs) at all times. BCRs govern aspects of campus organizations and non-affiliates, use of University facilities, and time, place, and manner of public expression for which implementing campus regulations are required by the University Policies.
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Major Event Policy
This policy will be explained and reviewed by our Operations team. You can review the policy and learn more regarding the policy requirements.
Campus Major Event Policy (PDF)
The in house caterer for our venues obtains all rights to serve and sell alcohol within our venues. While a buyout can be arranged an application to serve alcohol must be completed and approved on campus prior to your event. Risk Services recommends that campus units or departments hosting events with alcohol hire a caterer with a liquor license and at least $1 million in liquor liability insurance to distribute alcohol at the event. Please see your Event Manager for further assistance.
Application to Serve Alcohol (PDF)
Recharge rentals have been developed on campus to provide our UC Berkeley family with unique and professional spaces to create a variety of events at rates that match your departmental or organizational budgets. Our rental program does not profit from your event. Instead, we charge, at cost, only for the work that needs to be done to make your event a major success.
As a University department or organization there are a variety of policies and procedures that you will need to be aware of when hosting events on campus. If you are an RSO please connect directly with the LEAD Center to review this information and where to locate details within the CalLink network.
Submit the rental inquiry form below to get the conversation going. We’ll respond within 48 hours. Or, if you have general questions, feel free to contact our rental team: email@example.com, 510.612.4495.