Frequently asked questions

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How much are tickets?

Individual show prices are subject to change based on availability. Generally, your best bet is to buy early. Weeknight tickets tend to cost less than weekends.

What days & times do you have shows?

Day Time
Previews First Thu, Fri, Sat, Tue 8pm · Sun, Wed 7pm
Opening night (Thu) 8pm
Tuesday 8pm
Wednesday 7pm
Thursday 2 & 8pm
Friday 8pm
Saturday 2 & 8pm
Sunday 2 & 7pm

Previews are the first performances of each play, before the official press opening.

Opening night is when the critics are invited to review performances. This special evening also features a pre-show dinner for donors.

While there are Sunday matinees every week, Thursday and Saturday matinees alternate weeks, sometimes unpredictably. Please see the individual performance schedule for each show to confirm matinee performances. Also, there are NO Thursday matinees for the two Limited Season shows.

When should I arrive at the Theatre?

We recommend you arrive 30 minutes prior to curtain when the lobby opens; especially if you have tickets at Will Call. While you wait for the play to begin you can enjoy our lovely Narsai David Courtyard and partake of delectable snacks and drinks in our bar, Michael’s Second Act.

What happens if I’m late?

Performances begin promptly. Latecomers will be seated at the House Manager’s discretion, and may have to watch on a video monitor in the lobby until intermission. Patrons who leave the Roda Theatre during a performance may—at the sole discretion of the house manager—be re-seated during the performance, not in their same seats. Patrons who leave the Peet’s Theatre during a performance will not be re-seated during the performance, but can watch the performance on a video monitor in the lobby. This is a policy we must enforce without exceptions, due to the design of our theatres, and for the safety of our actors and audience members.

Can I exchange tickets?


Subscribers may exchange tickets for a different performance of the same show at no cost until 7pm the evening before their scheduled performance (7pm Sunday for Tuesday performances*) either online or by calling the box office at 510 647–2949. On the day of the show, tickets may be exchanged by phone only up until 90 minutes before curtain with a $15 per-ticket fee. Same-day exchanges are available exclusively to subscribers.

All exchanges are subject to availability. Price differences may apply; no refunds or credits for exchanges to a lower-priced performance date or seating section.


Nonsubscribers may exchange tickets for a different performance of the same show for a $15 per-ticket fee (reasonable restrictions apply) until 7pm the day before their scheduled performance (7pm Sunday for Tuesday performances*). Exchanges can be made by phone (510 647–2949) or in person. Same-day exchanges are not available to nonsubscribers.

All exchanges are subject to availability. Price differences may apply; no refunds or credits for exchanges to a lower-priced performance date or seating section.

Donate your tickets

If at the last minute you are unable to use your tickets, you may turn them in as a contribution to Berkeley Rep. The value of the donated tickets is tax-deductible and acknowledged by mail. Tickets for past performances cannot be considered a donation.

All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds.

* The box office is closed on Mondays.

Can I look at seating charts of the theatres?

Peet’s Theatre

In the Peet’s Theatre no seat is more than 44 feet from the stage.

Peet’s Theatre

Roda Theatre

In the Roda Theatre the farthest seat is only 49 feet from the stage.

Roda Theatre

View larger, “printer friendly” versions of the seating charts for the 400-seat Peet’s Theatre and 600-seat Roda Theatre.

What accessibility aids does the theatre offer?

Free assistive listening devices—both earbuds and neck loops—are available prior to the performance by exchanging a license or credit card. No advance reservations required.

Scripts for those with hearing loss are available in the box office.

Berkeley Rep is wheelchair-accessible. Please see our seating charts for wheelchair seating locations.

For the 2018–19 season, Berkeley Rep will be utilizing GalaPro to provide closed captioning for every performance in our subscription season. This app (for both Android and iOS) delivers individual closed captioning to the user’s own mobile device. All content is preloaded into the service and served to the patron in real time, using voice recognition technology to sync the content with the action on stage. This means anyone can enjoy the show from every seat, at every single performance. Simply download the app and choose Berkeley Rep and the show that you are seeing. For patrons without their own devices, Berkeley Rep will have units that may be checked out for use during the performance.

Need a specific accommodation? We’re happy to work with you—please call the box office at 510 647–2949 and let us know how we can help.

What are your box office hours?


Tuesday–Sunday, noon–7pm


2025 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704


510 647–2949


510 647–2975

Are there any service fees?

There is a $9 per order service charge on telephone and online ticket purchases (waived for subscribers). There is no service charge for tickets purchased in person at the box office.

Can I get discounted tickets?

Berkeley Rep has created several ticket discount programs, all aimed at making our shows accessible.

Ticket packages

Subscribers enjoy the most advantages at the consistently lowest prices, period. Ticket packages of three or more plays start at just $105 and you can get all seven plays for just over $26 per play. You get better seats at lower prices, and free ticket exchange when your schedule needs to change. Click here to explore.

Rush tickets

Students and seniors (age 65 and over) with valid ID save $10 on tickets in sections A and B one hour before each show, based on availability. Discount not available online.

Group tickets

Groups of 10–14 receive $5 off per ticket, and groups of 15+ receive 20% off plus one complimentary ticket for most shows. Some restrictions may apply. Click here to explore.

Entourage tickets

Want to save money and impress your friends? Set up an Entourage for 10 or more people and we’ll give you an online code to save 20% on the dates of your choice. The more people use your code, the more perks you earn. Click here to explore.

Under 35 discount

Half-price advance tickets for anyone under the age of 35 for most shows. Some restrictions apply. Based on availability. This discount is available online. Under 35 discount tickets are held at will call, and the under 35 patron must be present with ID to collect the ticket on the day or night of the show.

California Alumni Association membership discount

$5 off tickets to all performances, excluding Saturday evenings. CAA Membership Card required. Based on availability. Discount not available online.

Blue Star military tickets

Military personnel and their families receive 20% off all full-priced tickets to subscription season shows. Other offers also available. Some restrictions apply. Based on availability. Discount not available online. Click here to explore.

Please note that discounts are applied to full-price tickets, and cannot be combined or applied retroactively.

How can I request ticket donations for local nonprofits?

We’re happy to donate tickets to Bay Area nonprofit organizations for use as a fundraising tool. We process over a thousand ticket voucher requests every year, sending vouchers to the majority of the organizations that follow these guidelines.

  • Make your request to us approximately two months prior to your event by filling out our form completely. We cannot expedite requests.
  • The nonprofit must be within the 93901–95999 zip code range.
  • Only one ticket voucher (good for two tickets) per tax ID number will be granted each season (August–June).

Learn more and request a ticket voucher.

Why should I subscribe to Berkeley Rep?

Berkeley Rep subscribers save up to 48% off the regular ticket price, and are guaranteed the same seats for Main Season productions every year that they renew. Only subscribers can exchange tickets for free, and get same-day seat upgrade opportunities. Subscribers receive exclusive discounts to several area restaurants as well as discounts on additional tickets they may purchase for family and friends. Subscribing is a great value! Learn more.

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How do I get to Berkeley Rep by car?

Downtown Berkeley is a busy place. We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes before your performance to allow time for parking. Late seating is not guaranteed.

From San Francisco

Take the Bay Bridge, get on I-80 East towards Berkeley/Sacramento. Take the University Avenue exit. Go east, towards the hills, two miles to Shattuck Avenue. Turn right on Shattuck, go one block to Addison Street and turn right again. The Theatre is halfway down the block on the right side.

From east of Berkeley via Highway 24

From Highway 24, take the Berkeley Exit: Highway 13, Tunnel Road/Ashby Avenue. Drive west on Ashby, two miles to Shattuck Avenue. Turn right on Shattuck Avenue, proceed one mile to Addison Street. Turn left on Addison Street. Go through one traffic light. The Theatre is on your right.

From east of Berkeley via Interstate 80

Take I-80 West to the University Avenue exit. Go east, towards the hills, two miles to Shattuck Avenue. Turn right on Shattuck, go one block to Addison Street and turn right again. The Theatre is halfway down the block on the right side.

From Marin County

Either come through the City (see above) OR take the Richmond–San Rafael Bridge onto 580 to I-80 to the University Avenue exit. Go east, towards the hills, two miles to Shattuck Avenue. Turn right on Shattuck, go one block to Addison Street and turn right. The Theatre is halfway down the block on the right side.

From the South Bay

Take 880 North to 80 East towards Berkeley. From I-80 take the University Avenue exit. Go east, toward the hills, two miles to Shattuck Avenue. Turn right on Shattuck, go one block to Addison Street and turn right again. The Theatre is on the right.

Where can I park?

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is located at 2025 Addison Street, near the intersection of Addison and Shattuck in downtown Berkeley. We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes before your performance to allow time for parking.

Berkeley Rep validates parking!

The Allston Way Garage offers our patrons $5 parking for evening and weekend performances. The Allston Way Garage is located between Milvia and Shattuck, with entrances on Center Street and Allston Way. Please don’t confuse this with the Center Street Garage, which is located directly across the street from Berkeley Rep.

This offer is valid after 4pm Monday through Friday or at any time on Saturday or Sunday. Insert your garage-issued parking ticket into one of the validation machines in our theatre lobbies. You’ll be charged $5 for parking when you return to the garage.

(Berkeley Rep offers this information as a service for its patrons. We’re sorry, but we cannot accept responsibility for any parking mishaps or fees accidentally incurred from parking in the wrong location.)

Parking garages

Berkeley Rep is surrounded by more than 10 parking lots and garages. Please note that the information (including prices) is subject to change, and that prices may increase on Cal Football game days or when there are other special events in the area.

Allston Way Garage

2061 Allston Way, between Milvia and Shattuck
Phone: 510 981–9443
Open Monday–Thursday: 5am–midnight; Friday: 5am–2am; Saturday: 7am–2am; Sunday: 7am–midnight
$2.50 per hour for first 2 hours / $2 per 30 minutes after first 2 hours
After 4pm (weekdays)—$15
Weekday daily maximum is $23
Weekend daily maximum is $15

We recommend this garage, which is just one block south of the Theatre. You can park for only $5 Monday–Friday after 4pm or all day on Saturday or Sunday when you attend Berkeley Rep and validate your garage-issued parking ticket in the Theatre lobby. Please note that on rare occasions, this offer may not be available.

Berkeley Way Surface Lot

2016 Berkeley Way, between Milvia and Shattuck
Phone: 510 981–7057
Metered parking Monday–Saturday: 7am–10pm
4 hour limit / $2.25 per hour
Free on Sundays

Center Street Garage
CLOSED—scheduled to open October 2018

2025 Center Street, between Milvia and Shattuck
Phone: 510 843–1788

Golden Bear Garage and Surface Lot

1995 University Avenue, between Bonita and Milvia (entrance on Bonita)
Phone: 510 643–7701
Garage: Open Monday–Friday: 7am–10pm; Saturday–Sunday: 7am–7pm
Surface lot: Open every day: 5am–2am
$2 per hour / daily maximum $20

Kittredge Garage

2020 Kittredge Street, between Shattuck and Milvia
Phone: 510 540–5454
Open every day: 6am–1am
$2.50 per hour
Weekday daily maximum is $18
Weekend daily maximum is $10

Milvia Street Surface Lot

2109 Milvia Street, between Addison and Center
Phone: 925 933–8795
Open 24 hours every day
$1 per 15 minutes / daily maximum $14

Oxford Street Garage

2165 Kittredge Street, between Shattuck and Oxford
Phone: 510 843–1788
Open every day: 7am–midnight
$2 per hour up to 4 hours / daily maximum $17
After 5pm—$5

Promenade Garage

1936 Addison Street, between MLK Jr. Way and Milvia
Phone: 510 849–4959
Open Monday–Friday: 7am–10:30pm; Saturday–Sunday: 9am–10:30pm
$2 per 30 minutes / daily maximum $13
After 5pm—$8

UC Banway Lot

Bancroft Way, between Shattuck and Fulton
Phone: 510 643–7701
Open Monday–Friday: 5pm–2am; Saturday–Sunday: 5am–2am
$2 per hour / daily maximum $20

UC Genetics Garage

Oxford Street, at Berkeley Way (east side)
Phone: 510 643–7701
Open Monday–Friday: 5pm–2am; Saturday–Sunday: 5am–2am
$2 per hour / maximum $20

UC University Hall West Lot

2123 Addison Street, between Shattuck and Oxford
Phone: 510 643–7701
Open Monday–Friday: 5pm–2am; Saturday–Sunday: 5am–2am
$2 per hour / maximum $20

Click here for more parking options.

Can I take BART to Berkeley Rep?

The Downtown Berkeley station on Shattuck Avenue is around the corner from the Theatre. Take a Richmond-bound train and get off at the Downtown Berkeley station. Or, if you’re coming from Richmond, take a Daly City-bound or Fremont-bound train to the Downtown Berkeley station. On the upper level of the station look for the “Shattuck/Addison West” exit. At the top of the stairs, turn left on Addison Street, and you will see the Theatre on the right. Visit or call BART at 510 465–2278 for schedules.

Which buses stop near Berkeley Rep?

Major AC Transit routes F, FS, 6, 7, 12, 18, 36, 51B, 52, 65, 67, 79, 88, 800, and 851 stop nearby. Call 511 or go to for schedules.

Where can I have dinner or a snack near Berkeley Rep?

Concessions are available before the show and at intermission in our lobbies and Michael’s Second Act, our bar located off the Narsai David Courtyard.

Can I bring children to the Theatre?

We love introducing young persons to live theatre! However, some of our productions include mature subject matter and/or language that may be inappropriate for children. Adults are ultimately the best judge of what is right for the young ones in their charge. Please inquire with us whenever you’re thinking of bringing children to a performance. No babes in arms.

Can I take pictures or record the performance?

The use of cameras, video cameras, cellular phones, or any other kind of recording device is strictly prohibited.

How do I reach lost and found?

Anyone looking for Lost and Found items can call 510 647–2992 and leave a message for the house manager.

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Is the Theatre available for rentals?

During periods when Berkeley Rep’s facilities are not in use for the Theatre’s own performances and events, these spaces are available for rental. Spaces available for public use include the Roda Theatre, Peet’s Theatre, theatre lobbies, and Narsai David Courtyard, as well as rooms suitable for meetings, classes, and rehearsals. Non-profit rates are available for qualifying community organizations. Learn more.

How can I become a volunteer usher?

Berkeley Rep’s volunteer ushers are the most visible part of the front-of-house and are responsible for the welcoming, guidance, safety, and comfort of all patrons. As an usher, you will be personally contributing to Berkeley Rep’s reputation for professionalism and quality by assuring that our patrons feel welcome. All aspiring volunteer ushers must attend one of our orientation sessions before they can be scheduled as an usher. All of your questions about Berkeley Rep’s usher program will be answered at that time. Learn more.

Do you have a fellowship program?

Berkeley Rep has a variety of fellowship opportunities that offer valuable work experience to college and graduate level adults. Get information on fellowships currently available.

How can I work at Berkeley Rep?

Please check our job listing page to see what positions are currently available.

How do I submit a script?

Berkeley Rep accepts script submissions only from agents, writers, and theatre artists with whom we have an existing professional relationship. We are not able to accept any unsolicited scripts; the volume of material we consider each year prohibits this.

We encourage writers to apply for our Ground Floor Summer Residency Lab.

How do I audition?

Berkeley Rep is a LORT B Theatre and hires actors who are members of Actors’ Equity Association. Occasionally local non-union actors are hired in large cast shows in supporting roles or as extras. Our understudy casts are drawn from the local non-union acting pool. Actors are hired on a show-by-show basis during the season and auditions for individual shows are by invitation only. Berkeley Rep holds open auditions annually in the late spring. These auditions are announced on the AEA hotline and the Theatre Bay Area hotline and magazine. Berkeley Rep also attends the Theatre Bay Area general auditions, which are usually held in January/February. For more information about TBA’s auditions, please call 415 430–1140 or visit their website. Out-of-town Equity actors who may be visiting the Bay Area can be seen on the third Monday of every month.

If you are a member of Actors’ Equity Association, plan to be in the Bay area, and would like to schedule an audition, please send your photo and résumé with a cover letter to:

Amy Potozkin
c/o Berkeley Repertory Theatre
999 Harrison Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

How can I learn more about your School of Theatre?

The Berkeley Rep School of Theatre offers a wide variety of educational programs designed to enrich your theatre-going experience and appreciation through training for the working professional, the emerging artist and the theatre enthusiast. Berkeley Rep is also committed to deepening local students’ understanding and participation in the arts and actively responding to the recent cuts in local arts curricula. As an active member of the Bay Area arts community, the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre also sponsors neighborhood programming. Learn more about the School of Theatre.

How do I sign up for a class in your School of Theatre?

We accept registration forms and payment online.

You can also download our registration form to send via fax or mail (credit card orders only).



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2025 Addison St, Berkeley CA 94704
Open Tuesday–Sunday, noon–7pm

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