Find out where to park for Cal Performances events. Parking is usually difficult to find near curtain time. Please plan to arrive in Berkeley 30–40 minutes prior to an event to ensure that you are in your seat before the curtain rises.
And occasionally, two or more events occur on the same day or evening on the UCB campus which can make finding a parking space even more challenging. Please see Parking Alerts below or the specific event page for updates on known possible parking conflicts.
Detailed information, locations and pricing of lots listed below can be found on Parkopedia
Note: Payment for all on- or near-campus parking has moved from cash to credit card ONLY.
The following is a suggested list of parking lots near our venues:
1. Lower Sproul Lot (formerly MLK Student Union Garage)
Bancroft Way near Telegraph Avenue, under Zellerbach Hall
2. Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) Garage
Bancroft Way at Ellsworth Avenue
4. & 5. Telegraph-Channing Garage
Entrances on Durant Avenue and Channing Street, between Telegraph Avenue and Dana Street
6. Bancroft Structure
Bancroft Way between College Avenue and Bowditch Street (note: public use and access Mon–Fri AFTER 5pm and weekends only)
7. Upper Hearst Structure
Corner of Hearst Avenue and Gayley Road/La Loma Avenue
8. Stadium Parking Garage
Gayley Road/Piedmont Avenue at Stadium Rim Way
Our performances often coincide with sporting or other events on the UC Berkeley campus, making parking especially scarce. Allow plenty of extra time to find parking or take public transit! For Cal Athletics games, most, if not all, University parking lots will be reserved for game patrons and city-owned lots may have a limited number of spots available. Traffic will be heavy. Please be aware of the parking shortage on these days:
Sep 23–25, 2022
Miami City Ballet: George Balanchine’s Jewels
Sep 24, 2022, 8pm
Miami City Ballet: George Balanchine’s Jewels
Oct 21, 2022, 8pm
San Francisco Symphony; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Bertrand Chamayou, piano
Greek Theatre concert
Oct 29, 2022, 8pm
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: 13 Tongues
Nov 5, 2022, 8pm
Soweto Gospel Choir: HOPE—It’s Been a Long Time Coming
Football game and Greek Theatre concert
Nov 12, 2022, 8pm
Again, most University parking lots will be reserved for game and/or other event patrons and city-owned lots may have a limited number of spots available. If you have tickets to an event at these times, we advise you to arrive early and to seriously consider alternative transportation. The Downtown Berkeley BART station is a 10-minute walk to the Zellerbach Hall, and many AC Transit buses stop on Bancroft, right in front of the Hall. Visit BART’s website in advance to schedule your trip online at www.bart.gov.
Please consult the Audience Guide mailed with your tickets or www.511.org for further suggestions, or see helpful transportation phone numbers portion of Directions page. You may also call UCB Parking and Transportation at 510.642.4283 or the Ticket Office at 510.642.9988 for additional information.
Reserved (purchased or complimentary) parking is a benefit we offer in appreciation of our donors at the $1,000 level and above.
To the greatest extent possible, parking spots are reserved in the parking lot or garage closest to the concert venue on the UC Berkeley campus.
For performances in:
Zellerbach Hall/Zellerbach Playhouse,
First Congregational Church
and Wheeler Auditorium
1 Lower Sproul Lot
6 Bancroft Structure
7 Upper Hearst Lot
Please note that all parking lots are managed by UC Berkeley’s Parking and Transportation Department, which requires confirmation of final parking arrangements five business days before each performance. Therefore, we are unable to accommodate new or changed requests within the five-day period, and cannot credit your account for unused reservations.
There is limited parking in and around the Greek Theatre. (See information below about drop off and loading zones). Please plan accordingly to allow for the time necessary to find parking, as well as the time it may take to walk the necessary distance to the Greek Theatre.
The closet parking structure to the Greek Theatre is located at the Stadium Garage on Gayley Road (#8 on the above map). (Note that while the Foothill Parking structure is close to the venue as well, it requires a steep descent down a hill in order to reach the venue so please gauge accordingly) Other parking structures include the Upper Hearst Structure (#7) at Hearst Avenue and Gayley Road/La Loma Avenue, Lower Hearst Parking lot located at along Hearst Avenue between Euclid Avenue and Scenic Avenue and the Underhill Parking Structure (#6) located along College Avenue between Channing Way and Haste Street.
Disabled parking is available closest at the Stadium Garage next to the Greek on Gayley Road at Stadium Rim Way. There is additional disabled parking at the Upper Hearst parking garage at the corner of Hearst Ave and Gayley Road. Both are on relatively level paths, with Upper Hearst being somewhat longer (two blocks) distance away.
Drop Off/Loading Zone: There is a curbside drop-off area on Gayley Road just north of the Greek Theatre entrance for passengers with mobility disabilities who prefer to minimize the travel distance to the Greek Theatre.