Plan your visit

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Welcome!

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is located at 2025 Addison Street, near the intersection of Addison and Shattuck in downtown Berkeley—easily accessible by BART and other forms of public transportation. If you are driving, we recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes before your performance to allow time for parking.

Berkeley Rep’s Osher Studio is located in Berkeley Central at 2055 Center Street, near the intersection of Center and Shattuck in downtown Berkeley—also easily accessible by BART and other forms of public transportation.

Please note: Addison Street and Center Street in downtown Berkeley are now one-way streets between Shattuck and Milvia. Addison runs west, and Center runs east.

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Driving to Berkeley Rep

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.

To the Osher Studio: Take the Bay Bridge, get on I-80 East towards Berkeley/Sacramento. Take the University Avenue exit. Go east, towards the hills, to Milvia. Turn right on Milvia, and left on Center Street. The Osher Studio is in Berkeley Central on your left. Entrance to Osher Studio is in the Arts Passage, which runs between Addison and Center Streets, and can be accessed from either 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.

To the Osher Studio: 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 approximately one mile to Allston Way. Turn left on Allston, right on Milvia, and right on Center Street. The Osher Studio is in Berkeley Central on your left. Entrance to Osher Studio is in the Arts Passage, which runs between Addison and Center Streets, and can be accessed from either side.

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.

To the Osher Studio: Take I-80 West to the University Avenue exit. Go east, towards the hills, to Milvia. Turn right on Milvia, and left on Center Street. The Osher Studio is in Berkeley Central on your left. Entrance to Osher Studio is in the Arts Passage, which runs between Addison and Center Streets, and can be accessed from either 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.

To the Osher Studio: 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, to Milvia. Turn right on Milvia, and left on Center Street. The Osher Studio is in Berkeley Central on your left. Entrance to Osher Studio is in the Arts Passage, which runs between Addison and Center Streets, and can be accessed from either 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.

To the Osher Studio: Take 880 North to 80 East towards Berkeley. From I-80 take the University Avenue exit. Go east, toward the hills, to Milvia. Turn right on Milvia, and left on Center Street. The Osher Studio is in Berkeley Central on your left. Entrance to Osher Studio is in the Arts Passage, which runs between Addison and Center Streets, and can be accessed from either side.

Mass transit directions

Taking 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 bart.gov or call BART at 510 465–2278 for schedules.

Taking a bus to Berkeley Rep

Major AC Transit routes F, 1, 1R, 7, 12, 18, 25, 49, 51B, 52, 65, 67, 88, 604, 605, 800, 851 stop nearby. Call 511 or go to transit.511.org for schedules.

More green ways to get to Berkeley Rep

If you’re one of the thousands of people in the Bay Area who is looking for ways to become more environmentally responsible—we’re with you. Throughout the Theatre, both in front of and behind the scenes, we’re taking steps to make Berkeley Rep a greener organization. And, if you’re looking for more green ways to get to the Theatre, you’ve come to the right place. We’re just a half block from the downtown Berkeley BART, and close to many bike routes and car share drop off locations.

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Parking around Berkeley Rep

Downtown Berkeley gets busy around performance times. We recommend you arrive at least 30 minutes before your performance to allow time for parking.

Purchase a guaranteed parking spot

We’ve partnered with our friends at the Allston Way Garage on Center Street for an amazing deal: purchase a guaranteed parking space for $5 in advance of your visit. Get peace of mind, value, and convenience. Call our box office at 510 647–2949 for more info or if you’ve already purchased your theatre tickets you can add parking online.

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Guaranteed parking FAQs

Allston Way parking map

What garage is my guaranteed parking spot at?

We’ve secured guaranteed parking at the Allston Way Garage on Center Street—only a block away from the Theatre.

Is guaranteed parking available for all performances?

Guaranteed parking for Thursday matinees is not available. Guaranteed parking for all other performances is on a space-available basis. Some might sell out, so reserve your space when you purchase your tickets!

How much does guaranteed parking cost?

You can purchase a guaranteed parking space at the Allston Way Garage on Center Street for only $5 a play. Parking is not refundable.

When is my guaranteed parking reservation valid?

Your guaranteed parking space is tied to your performance date and time. For evening performances, your reserved parking is valid from 4pm to the garage’s posted closing time on the day of the show. For weekend matinee parking, your reserved parking is valid from 10am to 6pm.

I have a large vehicle. Does the garage have a height restriction?

Yes. The garage can only accommodate vehicles 6’2” and under.

Can I buy more than one parking space per show?

Yes, you can!

Is parking validation still available?

Because of this great new guaranteed parking program, we discontinued parking validation at the end of the 2014–15 season.

This sounds like a great deal! How can I buy guaranteed parking?

We recommend buying guaranteed parking when your purchase your theatre tickets online or by phone, but you can also purchase parking separately. Guaranteed parking is available for purchase until 7pm the day before your performance. Add guaranteed parking—and never worry about parking when you come to Berkeley Rep again!

Do I need my guaranteed parking ticket before I enter the garage?

Yes! If you receive your parking ticket by mail, remember to bring it with you. If your parking ticket is held at will call, you’ll need to pick it up at will call before you enter the garage.

For more details, see “how to use your pre-paid parking ticket” below.

How to use your pre-paid parking ticket

Please check the date and time on your pre-paid parking ticket—it should match the date and time of the performance you are attending. Also, please check to make sure that the barcode portion of the ticket is still attached.

If the date and time on the parking ticket does not match your scheduled performance, the barcode is missing, or you have misplaced your parking ticket, please contact the box office at 510 647–2949. You will need to get a valid pre-paid parking ticket before you go to the garage.

Your pre-paid parking ticket is for the Allston Way Garage at 2061 Allston Way. This is the garage between Center Street and Allston Way. If you are unsure of the correct garage, please see the map or call the box office for clarification.

The barcode on your pre-paid parking ticket will allow you to both enter and exit the garage. When you pull up to the gate at the Allston Way Garage, please scan the barcode on your ticket by placing it under the scanner at the bottom right corner of the entry station. You must scan the same parking ticket at the exit gate when leaving.

Please park in any regular open parking space. Please do not park in spaces marked “reserved.”

Only tickets that have been scanned at the entry will allow you to exit the garage. If you receive an error message when you scan the barcode on your ticket, please take a regular ticket to enter the garage and follow up with the house manager in the lobby of the theatre.

Parking garages

Here’s a list of parking garages around Berkeley Rep. 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.

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Allston Way Garage

2061 Allston Way, between Milvia and Shattuck
(Please enter via the entrance gate located on Center Street.)

Phone: 510 981–9443

Open Monday–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—$15
Weekday daily maximum is $23
Weekend daily maximum is $15

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 per hour
Free on Sundays

Center Street Garage · CLOSED

Scheduled to reopen August 2017

2025 Center Street, between Milvia and Shattuck

Phone: 510 843–1788

Golden Bear Garage

1995 University Avenue, between Bonita and Milvia (entrance on Bonita)

Phone: 510 643–7701

Open Monday–Friday: 5am–10pm; Saturday–Sunday: 7am–7pm

$2 per hour / daily maximum $20

Kittredge Garage

2020 Kittredge Street, between Shattuck and Milvia

Phone: 510 665–1660

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 $13

Oxford Street Garage

2165 Kittredge Street, between Shattuck and Oxford

Phone: 510 843–1788

Open every day: 8am–midnight

$2 per hour up to 4 hours / daily maximum $17
After 5pm—$4

Promenade Garage

1936 Addison Street, between MLK Jr. Way and Milvia

Phone: 510 849–4959

Open Monday–Friday: 7am–12:30am; Saturday–Sunday: 9am–12:30am

$1 per 20 minutes / daily maximum $11
After 5pm—$5

UC Banway Lot

Bancroft Way, between Shattuck and Fulton

Phone: 510 643–7701

Open Monday–Friday: 5pm–2am; Saturday: 7am–2am; Sunday: 9am–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–5am; Saturday: 7am–5am; Sunday: 9am–5am

$2 per hour / maximum $20

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Nearby restaurants and lodging

2016–17 in-kind sponsors

Berkeley Rep thanks the following restaurants and caterers for their generous in-kind support of the Theatre. Please take note of the wonderful ticket holder discounts and special offers!

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Almare Gelato

  • Ticket holders get $1 off an order of gelato with proof of same-day ticket. *

Authentic Italian gelato, using farm fresh ingredients that transport you to summer along the coast of Italy.

2170 Shattuck Avenue (near Center)
510 649–1888
almaregelato.com

Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen

  • Ticket holders get a complimentary order of beignets with proof of same-day tickets (limit one order per table). *

A New Orleans-style restaurant, bringing the classic dishes and flavors of the Big Easy to downtown Berkeley. Angeline’s began as the dream of founder Robert Volberg and investor Scott Fearon as a way to bring southern hospitality and the delicious flavors of Louisiana to the Bay Area. While scouting the East Bay for a restaurant location, Robert struck up a conversation with a man in chef’s pants who happened to be Chef Brandon Dubea from Baton Rouge, LA. After working to develop an outstanding menu and delightful atmosphere, Angeline’s opened on July 20, 2006. Angeline’s brings the flavor and atmosphere of a New Orleans neighborhood restaurant to downtown Berkeley, with great music, libations, and the classic dishes invented in the Big Easy’s greatest kitchens.

2261 Shattuck Avenue (at Kittredge)
510 548–6900
angelineskitchen.com

Bistro Liaison

Located a few blocks from Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Bistro Liaison serves traditional French cuisine in a warm and friendly ambience. Our seasonal menu highlights traditional dishes such as bouillabaisse, bœuf Bourguignon, les moules, vegetarian specialties, and salads. Open seven days a week, we offer a private dining room, full bar, French and California wines, a nightly three-course theatre menu, and a weekend brunch menu. In addition, Chef/Owner Todd Kniess tours with guests to southwest France.

1849 Shattuck Avenue (at Hearst)
510 849–2155
liaisonbistro.com

Comal

Comal is a gathering place located in Berkeley’s bustling Arts District, just north of the Downtown Berkeley BART station. The restaurant is housed in a single story building (circa 1927) and features a stunning secluded rear patio with a full bar, covered dining area, and al fresco beer garden with fire pit. Executive Chef Matt Gandin, former chef de cuisine at San Francisco’s Delfina, creates earthy, modern interpretations of dishes from throughout Mexico, with emphasis on Oaxaca and neighboring coastal regions. We offer an “all-Mexican” list of craft cocktails, house-made sangritas paired with our curated collection of agave spirits, and a diverse selection of local beer and wine on tap.

2020 Shattuck Avenue (near Addison)
510 926–6300
comalberkeley.com

Donkey & Goat Winery

  • Show your Berkeley Rep ticket stub for a free tasting.

Donkey & Goat is a family owned and operated winery located in Berkeley, California. Tracey and Jared Brandt craft their natural wines from Rhône varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, grown in the Anderson Valley, Mendocino Ridge, and the undiscovered El Dorado appellation in the Sierra Foothills. Named one of five “Winemakers to Watch for 2011” by Jon Bonée at the San Francisco Chronicle, Tracey and Jared trained in France, and their maverick winemaking has helped pave the way for the natural wine movement.

1340 5th Street (near Camelia)
510 868–9174
donkeyandgoat.com

East Bay Spice Company

  • Ticket holders get 10% off; same-day tickets must be presented; excludes tax and gratuity. *

East Bay Spice Company is the brainchild of local East Bay restaurateur, Deepak Aggarwal (Mint Leaf and Khana Peena restaurants). Aggarwal’s audacious idea of turning his Downtown Berkeley Indian buffet restaurant into a progressive craft cocktail bar required him to seek the assistance of some of the state’s most creative mixologists. Aggarwal teamed up with Joel DiGiorgio and Adam Stemmler of Blind Tiger Cocktail Co., a bar and restaurant consulting and management group, to help design the space as well as find the best talent available to manage the unique, spice-driven cocktail program. DiGiorgio, an East Bay native who knows the local bartending community well, quickly tapped Jared Berry (formerly of Berkeley’s Paisan Osteria) and Marguerite Regan (Oakland’s New Easy and San Francisco’s Rye Bar). Together, Berry, Regan, and Stemmler (a top mixologist hailing from San Diego) create unique Indo-Asian spice combinations which are then applied to classic cocktail templates. Aggarwal’s recipes in the kitchen, which is open late (until 2am), compliment the beverage program and bar atmosphere with Indian-fusion street food items, as well as traditional North Indian curries.

2134 Oxford Street (near Center)
510 845–4427
eastbayspicecompany.com

Eureka!

  • Ticket holders get 10% off; same-day tickets must be presented; excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity; cannot be applied to happy hour offers. *

Those that truly appreciate great food, craft beer, and artisan liquor are discovering a better restaurant experience and Eureka! has elevated it to an art form. Come join us in our warm, contemporary yet rustic environment where we create craveable dining experiences in a classy and approachable atmosphere. Whether it be trying small plates, or sampling our “Best” new burger, or discovering a taste never experienced before in a glass of craft beer or small batch whiskey, Eureka! can fulfill your palate’s wishes.

2068 Center Street (near Shattuck)
510 809–8282
eurekarestaurantgroup.com

FIVE at Hotel Shattuck Plaza

  • Ticket holders get 10% off; same-day tickets must be presented; excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity. *
  • Receive 10% off your hotel reservation. Hotel discount valid only when you present a ticket for a performance during your stay; ticket must be presented upon check-in or check-out. **

FIVE is reinventing the dining experience in downtown Berkeley with the menu and ambiance that stimulate the five senses. Our modern American restaurant features a playful menu with fresh California food that celebrates the natural and familiar. Our farm-to-table approach supporting local, sustainable, and organic providers creates a pure culinary experience that connects you with the community. Complement dinner with an extensive wine list from California, Washington, and Oregon, and wineries that focus on sustainable and biodynamic farming and production. Our Executive Chef presents a bold menu of European and California flavors at this Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant.

2086 Allston Way (at Shattuck)
510 845–7300 · 510 225–6055
hotelshattuckplaza.com · five-berkeley.com

Gecko Gecko Thai-California Eatery

  • Ticket holders get 10% off; same-day tickets must be presented; excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity. *

Gecko Gecko, Thai-California Eatery is a local, non-corporate, family-owned enterprise that is the result of a creativeness and inventiveness that we longed for and wanted to bring to Thai, and southeast Asian, cooking. While we shy away from the “fusion” nomenclature and prefer not to delve into “Thai Nachos” or “Thai-talian Spaghetti,” our goal is to bring the fresh California flavors and ingredients that we love, introducing them to our Asian dishes and making them more uniquely modern—giving them a twist. (Okay, we may have stretched it a bit with feta cheese on our Ultimate Pad Thai, but you really should taste it!)

2101 Milvia Street (at Addison)
510 665–4811
geckogeckothai.com

Jazzcaffè

  • Ticket holders get 10% off; same-day tickets must be presented; excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity. *

A changing menu featuring house-made soups, salads, and sandwiches, as well as beer, wine, espresso, and desserts.

2087 Addison Street (near Shattuck)
510 883–0231
jazzcaffe.biz

La Mediterranee

Savor authentic cuisine from one of the most bountiful regions in all the world, where the spices are plentiful and the flavors, varied. Founded by Levon De Bedrossian and Garbis Baghdassarian, the Berkeley location of La Mediterranee showcases their love for the cuisine and flavors of the Mediterranean, especially the recipes and influences of Armenia, Greece, Lebanon, and France. Featuring family recipes that have been followed over the past three decades, La Mediterranee offers tantalizing specialties, including dolmas, hummos, baba ghanoush, quiches, kebabs, tabuleh, and fillo pastries. Whether you come for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or an afternoon coffee break, Levon and Garbis want you to feel as they do—that you’ve visited the Mediterranean for the breadth of a relaxed meal or sweet interlude. And, because the recipes, like the Mediterranean itself, vary greatly, there’s truly something for everyone at Cafe La Med.

2936 College Avenue (near Ashby)
510 540–7773
cafelamed.com

La Note

  • Ticket holders get 10% off (excluding Valentine’s Day and bank holidays); same-day tickets must be presented; excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity. *

This southern French restaurant is known for rustic bistro fare at lunch and dinner, but at breakfast rumpled locals come in droves to relax over inspired egg dishes, toasted brioche with lavender honey, and oatmeal raspberry or crème fraîche pancakes accompanied by cafe au lait served in bowls so big it’s almost hard to find room for them on the little wooden tables. Charming details—the chunky Provencal pottery, French-country table linens, bowls of jam and brown sugar cubes—make this the next best thing to being in France.

2377 Shattuck Avenue (near Durant)
510 843–1535
lanoterestaurant.com

Pathos Organic Greek Restaurant

  • Ticket holders get 10% off; same-day tickets must be presented; excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity. *

Melding the organic bounty of California with the traditional foods and flavors of Greece…honey, olive oil, herbs, classic cheeses…and drawing upon family recipes, Pathos is a truly genuine representation of the food you would find being enjoyed by everyday Greeks. With a focus on a simple ingredient, fully organic fare, and a well-curated, but accessible wine list (organic / biodynamic / sustainable), we want to bring to Berkeley a true taste of Greece. Please join us for dinner or brunch in our rustic, yet well-appointed dining room, surrounded by the warmth of our wood-fired oven, for a lively, engaging dining experience with which we are sure you will be pleased.

2430 Shattuck Avenue (near Haste)
510 981–8339
pathosrestaurant.com

Phil’s Sliders

  • Ticket holders get 10% off; same-day tickets must be presented; excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity. *

At Phil’s Sliders, the decisions are easy! Visit their restaurant on Shattuck—just around the corner from Berkeley Rep—and sample their organic and sustainable menu: sliders (mini hamburgers) made with Marin Sun Farms grass-fed beef, special sauce, cheddar, and organic lettuce; vegetarian portabello mushroom sliders; potato tots; poppyseed cole slaw; homemade s’mores bars; shakes; and sodas. It’s a great place to have a meal or just a quick snack. Draft beer and Sangria too, and new outdoor seating!

2024 Shattuck Avenue (near Addison)
510 845–5060
philssliders.com

Picante

Picante is an expression of love for Mexico. A celebration of real Mexican cuisine, not of those imposters that are poured out of cans. Love is why we grind corn daily for our tortillas, import Mexican herbs, spices, and chiles, and have local artisans craft cheese that replicate the nuances of fresh Mexican cheeses. Love also explains everything from the naturally raised meats we grill, simmer, and stew for some of our dishes, to the Mexican folk art we sleuth out for our walls. Now, the traditional food at Picante may not be coming from a grandmother’s kitchen somewhere in Mexico. But, judging from the reactions we get, it’s pretty close.

1328 6th Street (near Gilman)
510 525–3121
picanteberkeley.com

PIQ

  • Ticket holders get 10% off; same-day tickets must be presented. *

Located just across Shattuck Avenue from the Theatre, PIQ (Pane Italiano Qualità) serves fresh Italian house-made breads, salads, and sandwiches, all overseen by PIQ’s head baker, Rugo Verga, a retired soccer star who played on the Italian team in the 1991 Olympics. Stop by for an espresso and pastry, or a freshly made pizza before a show and savor this little piece of Italy in downtown Berkeley!

91 Shattuck Avenue (at Addison)
510 540–7700
piqbakery.com

Platano Salvadoran Cuisine

  • Ticket holders get 10% off; same-day tickets must be presented; excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity. *

Platano is the desire to bring Salvadoran culture and cuisine in a nice warm atmosphere to the heart of Berkeley, California. Now Chef Nicolas and his brother, Juan, are stepping up to keep the authentic taste of El Salvador and Central America.

2042 University Avenue (near Shattuck)
510 704–0325
cafeplatano.com

Revival Bar + Kitchen

  • Berkeley Rep’s high-level donors are given a special 10% discount. For information about the Artistic Director’s Circle, please contact Laura Fichtenberg, Director of Individual Giving, at 510 647–2907. *

From snout to tail, from root to shoot, from toes to nose, Revival Bar + Kitchen is going whole-hog on local, sustainable, farm-to-table cuisine. Why whole-hog? Why not just cherry-pick ingredients labeled “organic” or “hormone-free” and call it a day? Because at Revival, we recognize that those labels don’t tell the whole story, and we like stories. So we cultivate relationships with producers—farmers, ranchers, coffee-roasters, and winemakers—who are passionate about their products and have a good sense of how they fit in the community. We’re excited to be part of Downtown Berkeley’s comeback, and we’re bringing the best of what we love—the revelation in a bite of house-cured bacon, the piquancy of a pickled piquillo pepper—to get that revival revved up. There’s nothing like good old-fashioned fermentation to get a community in a ferment. And by complementing our menu with biodynamic wines from innovative local vintners and a seasonal selection of cocktails (traditional, original, and traditional-with-a-twist), we’re all about showing just how exciting sustainability can be.

2102 Shattuck Avenue (at Addison)
510 549–9950
revivalbarandkitchen.com

Suya African-Caribbean Grill

  • Ticket holders get 10% off; same-day tickets must be presented; excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity. *

Suya African-Caribbean Grill is located both in the heart of downtown Berkeley and Oakland, California. Both areas are known for their diversity, mixture of cultures, and traditions. Suya is happy to be a part of the open palette and wide range of cuisines available to these communities. Suya serves African-Caribbean inspired beef, chicken, fish, prawn, and vegetable skewers, seasoned with the savory spice rub called Suya Pepper. The Suya spice has been enjoyed throughout the childhood of many West Africans. In addition to Suya, guests also have the option of having the entrees seasoned with the traditional Jamaician Jerk spice. Suya is bringing popular street foods to our guests in a contemporary way, with affordable prices, friendly service, and a relaxed, casual atmosphere.

2130 Oxford Street (near Center)
510 981–8028
suyaafricangrill.com

Sweet Adeline Bakeshop

Sweet Adeline is a neighborhood bakeshop. Everything is made here in small batches; this means we run out of some items on some days. We experiment with desserts until we find out what our customers want. Some of our ingredients are organic and local. We buy much of our fruit from farmers who sell at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market. Our dairy is Clover. Our chocolate is German, Belgian, and Californian. There is a great deal of effort and love put into everything we make. What else is the point of a neighborhood bakeshop? Many of our customers are also our friends. It has been a wonderful day in the neighborhood.

3350 Adeline Street (at 63rd)
510 985–7381
sweetadelinebakeshop.com

Tigerlily

  • Ticket holders get 10% off; same-day tickets must be presented; excludes tax and gratuity. *

The bar at Tigerlily boasts a garden-inspired craft cocktail program managed by Beverage Director and NorCal newcomer Polina Kharnas, formerly of Polite Provisions in San Diego. Kharnas’ program focuses on long refreshing drinks and punch bowls, offering a fresh and floral counterpoint to the spice inspired cocktails at their sister location on Oxford Street (East Bay Spice Company). Expect to see cocktails such as Michael’s Pollen (Rittenhouse rye, local ginger honey and bee pollen, organic lemon, organic apple, and allspice dram). Lastly, Certified Sommelier Justin Sutton, currently of Corso and Rivoli, is overseeing a list of distinctive wines from small producers around the world who emphasize organic and biodynamic farming practices. The food program at Tigerlily is directed by Executive Chef Joel Lamica, formerly of Bix and Nojo in San Francisco, and more recently Ramen Shop in the East Bay. Chef Lamica’s cuisine focuses on a unique culinary template of market inspired California cuisine that features produce from their own organic farm in Sonoma County, as well as whole spices sourced from owner Deepak Aggarwal’s spice farm network in northern India. “Our ethos at Tigerlily, what we call Tiger Style, is to embrace the challenge of cooking delicious organic food that uses every ingredient to its full potential, with as little waste as possible” says Chef Lamica. “We hope to offer an innovative and inspired menu that pays homage to our historic neighborhood, but in a fun and relaxed environment.”

1513 Shattuck Avenue (near Vine)
510 540–7900
tigerlilyberkeley.com

Venus Restaurant

  • Ticket holders get 10% off any entrée; same-day tickets must be presented; excludes alcohol, tax, and gratuity. *

Venus Restaurant serves distinctive, seasonal fare in a “polished casual” setting. A favorite dinner spot for theatre-goers, Venus uses the highest quality seasonal produce to create a unique, healthy, and delicious dining experience. The wine list focuses on bio-dynamic and sustainably farmed grapes, and a “New World” style of winemaking. A recent remodel of Venus’ boutique-style dining space is focused towards a chocolate and plum color scheme. A glance through our glass facade reveals a (new) comfortable banquette, which will be accompanied by acoustic improvements, new artwork, and several improvements. All of which compliment a tastefully hip, urban setting.

2327 Shattuck Avenue (near Bancroft)
510 540–5950
venusrestaurant.net

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Michael’s Second Act

Meet us at Michael’s Second Act, our bar located off the Narsai David Courtyard. This inviting hangout is just the place to get together when you’re taking in a show. Open before, during, and sometimes after performances.

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Craft cocktails

$10 · Cinnamon-Apple Moscow Mule
Cinnamon-infused TRU organic vodka + ginger soda + 2 dashes Bar Keep organic apple bitters, mint

$10 · Hibiscus Paloma
IXÁ organic tequila + FRUITLAB organic hibiscus liqueur + Joia grapefruit, chamomile & cardamom soda, mint

$10 · St. George Negroni
St. George Botanivore Gin + Campari + sweet vermouth

$11 · TRU Organic Vodka Martini with blue-cheese-stuffed olives

$11 · St. George Botanivore Dry Gin Martini with lemon twist

$11 · Woodford Reserve Manhattan with a brandy-soaked maraschino cherry

$12 · Macallan 12 year or Highland Park 12 year Scotch on the rocks

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More beverages

$2 · Hot chocolate

$2 · Hot apple cider

$3 · Pellegrino

$3 · Boxed Water

$3 · Bruce Cost ginger ale

$3 · Joia grapefruit soda

$3 · Coca-Cola / Diet Coke

$3 · Peet’s coffee (L)

$3 · Mighty Leaf tea

$6 · Monkey Knife Fight Pale Ale

$6 · Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA (L)

$6 · Drake’s Hefeweizen (L)

$8 · Peet’s (L) and Baileys

$8 · Peet’s (L) and Kahlua

$10 · Folie à Deux (L) and Hafner Vineyard wines

$10 · Domaine Carneros sparkling wine (L)

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Sweets and savories

$3 · Semifreddi’s cookies (L)

$3.50 · Lyla’s truffles and chocolate-covered grahams (L)

$10 · Cheese Works West cheese trio with tasty crackers

$10 · Fra’ Mani salumi (L) and Cheese Works West cheese plate

Coffee and tea condiments

Sugar, Equal, Sweet’N Low, honey, whole milk, half and half, soy milk

L · Locally produced

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Docent events

Docent events

Pre-show docent talks

Meet us in the Theatre an hour before the show on Tuesdays and Thursdays for an engrossing presentation about your subscription-season play. Hear about the playwright’s perspective, dive into the historical context, and discover why the script is relevant right now. Each 30-minute talk includes plenty of time for your questions.

Please note: There will be no docent talk for Monsoon Wedding on Thursday, May 18.

Post-show docent-led discussions

Join your fellow audience members after all matinees and share your thoughts on the show.

Post-show discussions

Post-show discussions

Stick around after select performances for lively Q&A sessions with our artists on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights.

  • It Can’t Happen Here
    October 13, 18, and 28, 2016
  • The Last Tiger in Haiti
    November 3, 8, and 18, 2016
  • 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
    December 22 & 27, 2016 and January 6, 2017
  • Hand to God
    February 23 & 28 and March 10, 2017
  • Roe
    March 17, 21, and 30, 2017
  • Monsoon Wedding
    June 1, 6, and 16, 2017
  • An Octoroon
    July 7, 11, and 20, 2017

Teen Night

Teen Night

Teen Night gives local teens the opportunity to meet for dinner and a behind-the-scenes discussion with a member of the artistic team before attending each subscription-season production at an extremely discounted price. Learn more.

To reserve your space, call Teen Council at 510 647–2984 or email teencouncil@berkeleyrep.org.

  • It Can’t Happen Here
    Friday, September 23, 2016
  • The Last Tiger in Haiti
    Friday, October 14, 2016
  • 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
    Friday, December 2, 2016
  • Hand to God
    Friday, February 3, 2017
  • Roe
    Friday, March 3, 2017
  • Monsoon Wedding
    Friday, May 5, 2017

Page to Stage

Page to Stage

Every season, Berkeley Rep hosts Page to Stage, a series of free discussions with eminent theatre artists, designed to give audiences additional insight into the plays and playwrights produced at Berkeley Rep. Each talk starts at 7pm and runs about 60 minutes. No tickets are necessary for these free events, but seating is limited. The lobby opens at 6pm, and doors to the Theatre open at 6:30pm for general admission seating. Berkeley Rep donors at the Contributor level or higher ($150+) enjoy reserved seating.

For more information about Page to Stage or how to become a donor, call 510 647–2906.

  • It Can’t Happen Here
    Monday, October 10, 2016
    A conversation about bringing to the stage Sinclair Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here with adaptors Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen, moderated by Resident Dramaturg Madeleine Oldham

Please check back for additional Page to Stage dates.