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Greek Theatre Berkeley Events

Hearst Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA 94720 US

Greek Theatre Berkeley

Capacity: 8500

Opened: September 24, 1903

Popularly known to students and locals as ‘The Greek,’ this Berkeley theater carries a lot of history—not just for the city but for Americans across the country. The outdoor arena is a perfect place for concerts, shows, and school events. Over the years, different exciting events have been held here that have attracted thousands of fans to Berkeley.

As it has been standing since 1903, this theater is one of America’s oldest outdoor amphitheaters still actively functioning today. In all this time, it has hosted some very iconic speakers like President Theodore Roosevelt and the 14th Dalai Lama on its stage. In 1982, this iconic amphitheater was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

For over a century, the theater has been owned and operated by the University of California, Berkeley. So far, the school has done a good job managing the event grounds because it has remained an important attraction for big events coming to Berkeley.

Greek Theatre Berkeley Events

For many years, the Grateful Dead were running yearly outdoor concerts at the Greek Theatre. They did this 29 times and pulled large crowds every time. However, they weren’t the only ones to perform here, Bob Dylan, John Legend, Joni Mitchell, Pete Seeger, and many other famous entertainers also held shows here.

There’s a lot to look forward to in the coming months, with Sessanta, Willie Nelson and Family, Sarah Mclachlan, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Bill Burr coming to Berkeley between now and June 2024. If you want to come in for any of these events, you can always get an affordable ticket on TicketX.

Greek Theatre Berkeley Seating Chart

The exact seating arrangement and ticketing setup for each event depend on the organizers. However, the seating chart on TicketX generically depicts the Greek Theatre setup. Check it out to get an idea of what an event in Berkeley will look like.

How to Get Cheap Tickets to Greek Theatre Berkeley Events

Getting tickets can be a real hassle, and to make things worse, without the right information, you could end up paying a lot more than you should. With TicketX, the stress of struggling for a ticket is taken off your back, and the tickets are deliberately made affordable for buyers.

If you enjoy attending live events, from sports games to music concerts and comedy shows, TicketX magazine offers timely event updates and tips on how to get cheap tickets.

Getting to Greek Theatre Berkeley (Transportation and Parking)

The Greek Theatre is always buzzing with activity, and visitors come in from different parts of California to enjoy premium entertainment. If you plan to join the crowd on UC Berkeley grounds, you should plan all the details of your trip before the event. These are some tips to help fans coming in with public transportation or their own cars.

Getting to Greek Theatre Berkeley via Public Transportation

Visitors can use the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) subway train system to reach downtown Berkeley Station and then find their way to the theater. Alternatively, they can take the bus and alight at the nearest station or take a cab to move directly to the venue.

Getting to Greek Theatre Berkeley by Car

The theater is located at 2001 Gayley Rd, Berkeley, CA 94720. You can input this address in any navigation app to guide you to your destination. We always recommend coming in at least an hour before the event to beat traffic and sort your parking.

Does Greek Theatre Berkeley Have On-Site Parking?

Yes, there is on-site parking on UC Berkeley grounds. The Foothill Lot, Upper Hearst Structure, Lower Hearst Structure, Berkeley Law Lot, and the stadium grounds are usually open for public parking.

How Much Does Greek Theatre Berkeley Parking Cost?

Parking here is charged at a flat $22 rate.