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The Berkeley Community Theatre has been hosting live bands for five decades. It has featured artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Joni Mitchell and the Grateful Dead. Call the box office for upcoming events.
The UC Theatre is a premier entertainment venue in East Bay, Berkeley. Steeped in history, it dates back to 1917 and is one of the oldest movie theaters in Berkeley. Named after the University of California, the venue has no affiliation to it, and was the hub of film makers and movie buffs alike. After much refurbishment, the 1460-capacity space hosts an array of concerts, shows, private parties, corporate and social events.
Opened in 2001 under the Berkeley Repertory Theatre's care, the Roda has hosted some of the most notable traveling productions, and continues to offer residence for some of the best theater in town. Under the guidance of a Tony award winning organization, it is no wonder the Roda is such a success. The mid-sized, 600-seat modern playhouse performs screenplays by distinguished authors like Samuel Becket, Virginia Woolf, as well as many up-and-comers. With comfortable seating, a large stage and state of the art sound, join teachers, students, locals and tourists at any one of their cultural delights.
Owned by the Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music, Freight And Salvage is an all age venue for hosting music concerts. A growing hub for musicians to showcase their talents, this facility was opened to promote and develop traditional music in Berkeley. The Freight's superb sound system is composed of speakers and amplifiers exclusively designed and installed by Meyer Sound Labs of Berkeley. This venue is fast becoming popular on the international scene for hosting jazz and music festivals. For refreshments, one can visit the coffee house serving coffee, tea and snacks. Smoking and consumption of alcohol is not allowed inside the venue.
For the theater enthusiasts, Berkeley Repertory Company (BRC) offers the best of plays: classical, contemporary and new. Founded in 1968, the BRC has been the recipient of the 1997 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Next door is its sister theater, the Roda Theater, a 600 seat contemporary playhouse that attracts some of the best international traveling productions. The BRC is an active member of the Bay Area arts community and sponsors neighborhood programming including a monthly Target Family Series, Teen Council and Target Teen Night at the Rep. It also offers educational programs to increase theater appreciation and enhance the theater-going experience. Check the website for more details.
The Aurora produces high quality, literary plays starring the most renowned local talent in a theater no larger than a high school's. Their mission is to bring audiences the best drama in the most intimate atmosphere, valuing the community's diversity and emphasizing the intellectual element in stage entertainment. This actor-driven company has recently moved to a larger 150-seat theater, retaining intimacy while expanding their artistic options for their guests' comfort. Occasionally they also host special evenings and readings. Featured playwrights have included G.B. Shaw, Tenessee Williams, Harold Pinter, David Mamet, Henrik Ibsen, as well as amazing yet lesser known writers. Once you go there, you'll understand why it has earned such prestige and why it has such a devoted local following. Tickets generally range from $36-45.
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas has ten screens for your viewing pleasure. Visitors can choose from foreign films, Hollywood hits and independent movies. For an enjoyable time, sit back with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For more information, call or visit the website.
This Regal Cinemas multiplex promises a great movie watching experience. For an enjoyable time, sit back with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For movie times, tickets, bookings and more, call ahead or check out their website.
Also known as The Cal, this multiplex has three screens and promises a great movie watching experience. For an enjoyable time, sit back with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For movie times, tickets, bookings, etc., call or check the website.
A thriving part of the vibrant arts and music scene of the city, the Marsh Berkeley Arts Center is located in downtown Berkeley, just a about a block from the Downtown Berkeley BART station and the UC Berkeley campus. A spacious venue, this theater-cum-comedy club features a main theater area of 1,850 square feet (171.8 square meters) and a mezzanine floor boasting an area of 3,000 square feet (278.7 square meters), and can host a range of events, from comedy shows, to theatrical performances, dance events, concerts, and more. See the website to know more.
Care to sip a local, organic local beer while enjoying authentic Bay area performances? Visit Space Lounge for it's art shows, open mic nights, karaoke nights, live bands, burlesque shows, and improv comedy shows. If you're hungry, you'll be pleased to find that many of their menu items feature local and organic ingredients. Check the website for scheduled events.
A venture of Nicole Rodriguez and Claire Duplantier, the Subterranean Arthouse is more than just your regular art space. It not only gives a platform to the performers to stage their art, but provides training for them, too. Regional, international, renowned and budding, different types of artists come here to present their work to a receptive audience. Concerts, art expositions, dance, classes, workshops, film screenings and other events held here make for an enriching and educational experience. Subterranean Arthouse is open in its approach and aims to take art to schools and communities, thereby not restricting art and creativity to a limited audience. To know more about its endeavors and upcoming events, check website.