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Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley

101 Zellerbach Hall # 4800, Berkeley, CA, 94720

Zellerbach Hall is a multi venue performance facility on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. It was designed by architect and professor Vernon DeMars and completed in 1968. The facility consists of two primary performance spaces: the 2,015 seat Zellerbach Auditorium, and the 500 seat Zellerbach Playhouse. Zellerbach Hall is located on the south side of the UC Berkeley campus at 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, near the intersection of Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way.


Piedmont Center for the Arts

Piedmont Center for the Arts

801 Magnolia Ave, Piedmont, CA, 94611

The Piedmont Center for the Arts is dedicated to coalescing the arts communities of Piedmont and around the Bay Area. The Center offers an affordable rental venue where artists from the musical, performing, visual and literary arts have a physical space to perform and display their works of art, and where members of the Piedmont community can gather to experience these creations. The Center is centrally located in Piedmont at 801 Magnolia Avenue, at the corner of Bonita Avenue, across from Piedmont High School. There is ample free street parking for evening events.


Longfellow Middle School

Longfellow Middle School

1500 Derby Street, Berkeley, CA, 94703

Longfellow Middle School is a safe, cooperative, tolerant and nurturing community of students, staff and teachers. Our small campus allows us to teach a rigorous curriculum, give personal and meaningful attention and meet the needs of all our diverse learners. With the support of an active PTA and regular family outreach, Longfellow is truly a community that embraces the whole child.


Florence Schwimley Little Theater

Florence Schwimley Little Theater

1980 allston way, Berkeley, CA, 94703

1980 Allston Way, Berkeley


First Congregational Church of Berkeley

First Congregational Church of Berkeley

2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704

About the First Congregational Church of Berkeley

Bruns stage

The First Congregational church of Berkeley is located on the south side of the UC Berkeley campus and just one block below (west of) historic Telegraph Avenue.

Address

2345 Channing Way, Berkeley CA


Craneway Pavilion

Craneway Pavilion

1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond, CA, 94804

The 45,000 sq ft bay front Craneway Pavilion, the southernmost partition of the complex, now offers the largest and finest event space in the Bay Area, with stunning architecture and breathtaking views. The Assemble restaurant sits adjacent to the Craneway Pavilion and offers seasonal American cuisine, set against a backdrop of original equipment from the historic Ford Boiler Room. Learn more about this venue here.


Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall

Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall

50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102

The Conservatory’s Civic Center campus at 50 Oak Street, opened in 2006, is just a three-minute walk from Davies Symphony Hall, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco Ballet, and SFJAZZ, and just one block from a major public transit hub. In addition to state-of-the art classrooms, practice rooms, teaching studios, and three performance halls, you’ll enjoy a large library, high-tech recording studios, a computer lab, a rooftop terrace, and a café.


Bruns Amphitheater

Bruns Amphitheater

100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda, CA, 94563

ANCESTRAL LAND
We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the ancestral home of the Chochenyo-speaking Ohlone people. This land has a deep history and a community of people who have lived here for thousands of years. For those of us who are not Indigenous to this land, the Shuumi Land Tax is a way to acknowledge this history and the Ohlone community.

CURRENT STEWARDSHIP
Siest Valley is one of the original land holdings of the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EMBUD). In agreeing to lease to the Theater, EMBUD seeks to serve the public with a community facility while preserving the watershed with minial disruption to the pastoral surroundings.

HOW DO I GET THERE?

The Bruns Amphitheatre is located at 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda CA 94563, which is about 7 miles from Berkeley and Oakland, just off Highway 24. There’s free parking onsite, or you can take BART to the Orinda station and catch the free shuttle, which runs every 20 minutes beginning two hours before each performance.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We recommend wearing layers and comfortable shoes – the ground can be uneven and the weather can vary from hot sunlight to chilly evenings. We have blankets available to borrow, or you can bring your own.

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT YOUR SPACE?
Because we are an outdoor venue, you may be impacted by the following:

– Wildlife including bees and yellowjackets
– Eucalyptus groves
– Bare dirt, slippery leaves, and uneven ground
– Chilly evenings and fog during evening shows and heat and bright sunshine during daytime shows

IS THE BRUNS ACCESSIBLE?
We work to make the Bruns Amphitheater as accessible as possible to patrons with disabilities. Here are some specific offerings we currently have.


Bancroft Hotel

Bancroft Hotel

2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704

Set in a 1928 Craftsman-style building, this casual hotel is across the street from the UC of Berkeley campus and 1 mile from the nearest BART station.
The cozy rooms feature custom furniture based on the original architect’s drawings, plus flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and 1920s bathtubs.

Some have balconies. All include green features such as non-VOC paint, organic cotton bedding, curtains made from recycled soda bottles and locally made organic soaps.

A breakfast that includes house-made granola is complimentary. Additional amenities include event space and a business center.


Dine Nearby

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.

La Note

2377 Shattuck Ave @ Durant 10 MINUTE walk to Zellerbach

Poulet

1685 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

Café La Mediterranée

2936 College Avenue near Ashby

Julia’s

2315 Durant Avenue between Dana & Durant

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