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.
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:
Oct 28, 2023, 8pm
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Nov 10, 2023, 8pm
San Francisco Symphony; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Men’s Basketball game
Nov 11, 2023, 8pm
Brad Mehldau Trio
Dec 2, 2023 , 8pm
Urban Bush Women
Men’s and Women’s Basketball game
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.
Donors may reserve parking online, call us at 510.642.8653, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and drive directly to your reserved parking space.
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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.