These informative and engaging pre-concert talks offer fascinating insights into the music you are about to experience. Learn about the program’s cultural and historical context, along with guided listening. Additionally, there will be live interviews with guest artists, composers, and orchestra musicians! Music talks take place one hour before all Zellerbach Hall concerts, excluding the opening night concert. Admission is free to all ticket holders.
Box Office and Ticket Information
The Berkeley Symphony Box Office will close at 12 p.m. on the day of the concert. Tickets can be picked up at the Zellerbach Hall Will–Call window 90 minutes prior to the performance, or purchased at the Zellerbach Hall Box Office. For additional ticket information, including Under Construction and Family Concerts, please visit our Ticketing Policy page.
An evening at Berkeley Symphony is not only a thrilling auditory experience, but a superb culinary adventure as well! Downtown Berkeley is a food-lovers’ paradise, internationally known for the quality and scope of its offerings. From intimate French bistros to vibrant California eateries, Berkeley has a wealth of restaurants to suit any palate.
Click on the icons below to visit these fine establishments’ websites and plan to support these restaurants who support Berkeley Symphony!
101 Zellerbach Hall UC Berkeley (inside Zellerbach!)
Café Zellerbach Join us upstairs in Zellerbach Hall prior to the performance for
dinner or a snack with a glass of wine. Open before all our concerts
Pre-performance dining begins 90 minutes before curtain.
Note: Please call for reservations. (510) 642-9988
2068 Center Street @ Shattuck – 12 MINUTE walk to Zellerbach
Sun-Thu 11 am to Midnight / Fri & Sat 11am-1 am
East Bay Express BEST OF THE EAST BAY:
“Best Happy Hour for the Hungry”
Thursdays– Live Music—After the Concert!
Dine before the concert just a few steps from Zellerbach.
An elegant place for your events with rooms for 10 to 300.
Breakfast 7:30–10:00 am. Lunch 11:30-1:30 in Kerr or the Great Hall.
Dinner 5:00-8:30. Cocktails 4:30-8:30. Early Bird Specials 5:00-6:30.
2315 Durant Avenue between Dana & Durant
Lunch Tue-Fri 11:30am-2pm / Dinner Tue-Sat 5-8:30pm. Reservations req.
Cocktail Lounge 4:30 –8pm in the Julia Morgan Room.
“The architectural aspects & furnishings would be more than enough. We had the best meal we have
had in months.” “Striking eatery serving inventive, upmarket New American fare in stately digs with a fireplace.”
2377 Shattuck Ave @ Durant 10 MINUTE walk to Zellerbach
“I’m always on the hunt for the best breakfast / brunch spots everywhere I go.
La Note so far is on top in the East Bay.”
Breakfast & Lunch Mon-Fri 8am-2:30 pm
Breakfast & Brunch Sat-Sun 8:00am -3:00 pm Dinner Thu-Sat 6:00 -10:00 pm
2936 College Avenue near Ashby
Zagat Rated! East Bay Express & Daily Californian – “Best Mediterranean Food”
“Fabulous phylo-dough goodies, homemade hummus, reasonably priced, low-key, cozy!”
Mon – Thu 10:00 am – 10:00 pm / Fri – Sat 10:00 am – 11:00 pm / Sunday 10:00 am – 9:30pm
1685 Shattuck Ave. @ Virginia
The most deletable chicken available all day.
Fried chicken is available on Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays.
Mon-Fri 10 am-8pm / Sat 10 a m-7pm
Let Poulet cater your next party or event
Parking Guide for Zellerbach Hall
1. Lower Sproul Lot (previously known as MLK Student Union Garage): Bancroft Way near Telegraph Avenue, under Zellerbach Hall
2. Recreational Sports Facility (RSF) Garage: Bancroft Way at Ellsworth Avenue
3. Bancroft/Fulton Lot: Bancroft Way between Ellsworth Avenue and Fulton Street
4. Dana/Durant Lot: Dana Street near Bancroft Way, across from Zellerbach Hall
5. & 6. Telegraph-Channing Garage: Entrances on Durant Avenue and Channing Street, between Telegraph Avenue and Dana Street
7. Bancroft Structure: Bancroft Way between College Avenue and Bowditch Street
Please call us at (510) 841-2800, x1 or email email@example.com.