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.