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Wheeler Auditorium Facility Information

Crew Information

Cal Performances manages Zellerbach Auditorium, Zellerbach Playhouse, the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre, and Wheeler Auditorium. Cal Performances is governed by a union contract between the University of California, Berkeley, and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE), Local 1, which is affiliated with the Communication Workers of America (CWA). All stagehand employees are professional, non-student positions. Please call in advance regarding IATSE labor or “yellow card” shows.


Wheeler Auditorium is located within Wheeler Hall.

U.S. Interstate 80 to Ashby Avenue exit. East two miles to Telegraph Avenue. North (left) on Telegraph one mile to Durant Avenue. East (right) on Durant two blocks to Piedmont Avenue. North (right) on Piedmont, which becomes Gayley Road. Access to Wheeler is by campus access road just past Girton on right (see campus map). Loading area is on south side of building at front steps. No parking in Central Campus without prior arrangement; campus access restricted 8am-5pm Mon-Fri unless prior arrangements are made.

All arrangements for parking permits must be made in advance.

House Capacity

Orchestra 705
Total 705

Stage Information

Loading Dock.

No loading dock. Loading area accessed at front entrance, house right.

Stage Dimensions

Proscenium 15′ X 30′
Offstage Right limited
Offstage Left limited
Curtain to rear wall none
Curtain to last line set no linesets
Curtain to edge of apron 15′
Orchestra Pit none

No grid.


Stage Floor T&G fir. Two steps, carpeted.
Not raked.
Dance Floor: none available.

Soft Goods

Grand Drape Motorized pull. Yellow.
Legs: 1 pair, Black.
Borders: 1 Black.
Scrims None
Projection Screen: 20′ X 30′ reflective screen

Sound Equipment

Sound equipment is under development. Contact Cal Performances for most recent information.



Projection Equipment


2 16mm film projectors with full changeover.
2 35mm film projectors with full changover and Dolby sound.


High intensity video projection available upon arrangement with Media Services. Contact Cal Performances for details.

Lighting And Electrics Equipment

Lighting Console.

ETC Express 48/96


72 ETC Unison 2.4kw

Company Switch.

No company switch. One 3 phase, 120/208 VAC 30Amp service Back Stage Right.

Circuits/Lighting Positions

Limited. Contact Cal Performances for more information.

Lighting Inventory


Lighting Instruments.

Lighting equipment limited. Contact Cal Performances for available inventory. Lighting equipment from Zellerbach is generally not available for Wheeler Auditorium. Cal Performances does not maintain a gel inventory.

Dressing Rooms

One dressing room located Stage Left. No monitor or page system. Dressing room has mirrors with lights, costume closet and dressing table. Toilet facilities located in dressing room; no shower.

Rehearsal Space

Space is available locally upon advance arrangement. Call for rates, reservations and availability.


None available on site.

Wheeler Auditorium is located within Wheeler Hall
Berkeley, CA 94704
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House Capacity
Orchestra 705

Stage Dimensions
Proscenium: 15’x 30′
Curtain to edge of apron: 15′
Offstage right: limited
Offstage left: limited

Contact Us
Submit the rental inquiry form to get the conversation going, or contact our rental team at events@calperformances.org, 510.612.4495.

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