Our Venues: William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre
Exit at Berkeley Station, located at the corner of Center Street and Shattuck Avenue. Walk one block east on Center Street to the campus, then turn right on Oxford Street until Durant Street. Turn left on Durant two blocks to Dana Street.
Exit at Rockridge Station. Take a #51 AC Transit Bus north on College Avenue to the campus and exit at Durant Street. Turn left onto Durant (west) one block to Dana Street.
Helpful Transportation Phone Numbers
511 (can be dialed from any area code.)
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From Interstate 80 (San Francisco, Oakland, Marin):
Exit at University Avenue exit. Continue east on University Avenue approximately 1.5 miles to Oxford Street. Turn right on Oxford Street, pass Bancroft Way, and turn left on Durant Avenue. Turn right onto Durant and continue one block. FCC is on the northeast corner of Durant and Dana. See also Highway and Campus maps below for for locations of venues.
From Highway 24:
Exit at Telegraph Avenue exit. Turn right onto Telegraph Avenue and continue north approximately 2 miles to Channing Way. Turn left on Channing two blocks to Ellsworth. Turn left onto Ellsworth one block to Durant Street. Turn right onto Durant and continue one block. FCC is on the northeast corner of Durant and Dana. See also Highway and Campus maps below for for locations of venues.
Map of Highways
Map of Campus
Yes, we know parking in Berkeley can often be difficult. In our Parking section you’ll find some recommended locations and parking alerts, for times when parking may be scarce on campus due to conflicting events.
Patron Info Greek Theatre
Recently named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 10 amphitheaters in America, the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre (known to most simply as “The Greek”) is a favorite performance venue of artists and audiences alike and is renowned for its intimate setting and spectacular views.
We hope the following information will properly introduce you to this well-loved venue order to make your experience as positive as possible:
Directions and Parking
Please see our Getting Here and Parking sections for all of the details on parking locations and drop off/loading zone information.
- Seating at the Greek varies from the temporary folding seats set up in the pit area (premium seats) and lower Sections A-F to the stone bench seating in Sections 1-10 above. For a more comfortable experience, we encourage you to bring personal seat cushions (or a folded up blanket).
- Seats in Sections 1-10 are accessible via a rather steep set of stone steps. We recommend wearing comfortable, flat shoes in order to navigate the stairs.
- Lawn Seats: You are welcome to bring a small blanket or cushions for seating in the Lawn area. Please note that large or structured lawn chairs cannot be brought into the venue. Please see below for an additional list of what to bring…and what not to bring.
The Greek Theatre Box Office
The Box Office at the Greek Theatre, located near the intersection of Hearst Avenue and Gayley Road, opens 90 minutes prior to show time. The Box Office at the Greek will not be open in the days prior to the event. For questions, please contact the Cal Performances Ticket Office.
The Weather and What to Wear
As the Greek is an outdoor venue, we recommend bringing sunscreen and wearing layered clothing. The show goes on, rain or shine. If the forecast calls for rain, bring a raincoat or poncho, as umbrellas are not allowed in the venue.
Food and Drink
Various food and beverages, including beer and wine, and vegetarian options, will be available for purchase throughout the venue. Bringing your own food is permitted in plastic or paper bags or small soft-sided coolers. No hard coolers or picnic baskets will be permitted.
Outside alcohol is not permitted
What to bring
- Extra layer of clothing
- Blanket or personal legless seat cushion for comfortable seating
- Small picnic items if desired
What not to bring
The following are not allowed in the venue: strollers, large backpacks, large blankets, structured stadium chairs, alcohol, glass, cans, bottles, large ice chests, picnic baskets, lawn furniture, professional photography equipment, weapons of any kind, umbrellas, and pets.
The Greek Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Patrons who use wheelchairs or have limited mobility may be dropped off at the North gate for entrance via the wheelchair ramp in front of the Ticket Office.