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Greek Theater

Gayley Road, Berkeley, CA 94704
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    My favorite music venue in the Bay Area. Great acoustics. It can be a little tricky to find but on the other hand you get great exercise!

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  • Greek Theater

    Just saw Placido Domingo there in September. You are out in the stars, open air. You are also on concrete benches so you need to bring a pad and a sweater.
    Parking is $20. A wonderful experience. If you are at top level, there are two huge televisions to view up close performers. Recommended for Entertainment.

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    We saw a Shakespeare spoof here that was hilarious enough for our younger kids to get some good belly laughs. You can see everything from well-known bands giving concerts to first run plays to pretty much anything else. The ambience in the theater is unforgettable.

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    Portishead. That's the photo on my Gogobot postcard. An amazing show by an amazing, and elusive, band.

    Of all the concert venues in the Bay Area, Greek Theater may be the most comfortable. If you opt to stay away from the standing crowd, you can find seats leading up (in true Greek theater fashion) to an upper grassy field.

    Like most large venues, you're best served by showing up early and getting a good place. Lines for everything, including restrooms, can be insanely long. Finally, parking can sometimes be difficult so it may be easiest to just take BART.

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  • Greek TheaterPro 2014

    This is a really nice venue for shows in the Berkeley campus. They host some great shows from indie bands specially during summer, the place gets packed with young students, drinking, smoking joint and having fun, its a great atmosphere. The only downside is that parking can be a real challenge if your driving, other than that this place is fantastic.

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    I saw the band Kinky and Manu Chao at the Greek Theater a few years back and I had a ball. Parking is always tricky in Berkeley, but once you've parked, your concert adventures truly begin. I would highly recommend wearing flats or tennis shoes, the Berkeley area tends to be very hilly.

    This theater has a great outdoor open space with lawn. Every time I see a concert here, I always have a good time.

    If you go during the summer heat, just make sure to bring sunscreen and a hat during midday, or you might burn.

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    Concerts, concerts, concerts. And the occasional rally too. There will be musical acts that come to this venue to delight locals and the students of Berkeley. It is a great open air venue with lots of seating.

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    Great open-air amphitheater, but you may want to bring something to sit on because the cement seating can be tiresome after a couple of hours.

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    great amphitheater on UCB campus for ceremonies, concert, and other outdoor functions. lots of seats, ADA area, and grassy lawn area at the top. parking is conveniently located as well.

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    this is by far one of the sexiest places to see a show in the bay area. i have been here 3 times for pearl jam, 311 and massive attack and it only gets better each time i attend a show at the greek. the sound, lighting and crowd make it all a very enjoyable and intimate experience.. just like any other place your gonna spend alot of money if you drink but it's sooo worth the ultimate experience.

    the only downfall is more on me and my balance but i hate having to try to walk up and down those hills on the lawn to get beers or use the bathroom. and when you have a buzz on forget about trying to make it up there without crawling and looking like a complete ass!!

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    Gayle and I were here to honor the graduation of her son's longtime girlfriend. I had last been to the Greek for my nephew's graduation a few years back and for my own back before some of the graduates were born. Roll on you Bears!

    It was nice morning to be in a sweater, take in the happy crowd, and adjust to sitting on the hard concrete for a few hours. The fog did burn off and the sun eventually came out to shine on the "best and the brightest". Besides, cheering on our extended family's graduate, I really enjoyed listening to Robert Reich's witty and insightful keynote address for these challenging times.

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    Slabs of stone and stoners pretty much make up the Greek Theatre. I've seen quite a few really great shows here and the crowd in the mosh pit puts on an equally entertaining show during the band's performance. Always expect to see one really drunk college guy jump onto the stage (even though there are security guards lined up in front of it), interrupt the performance, grab the mic and say something stupid to the crowd, and then end it with "ARE YOU GUYS GONNA CATCH ME??!" before he runs off the stage and leaps on top of a sea of other lushes and stoners.

    There really is not a bad seat in the entire theatre, and I'm sure the grass is ok too because it gets pretty crowded. If you've got a bad back or bad knees, you might not enjoy yourself too much. Definitely bring a cushion or blanket to sit on, unless you plan to stand in front of the stage the entire night. The concrete gets pretty hot, so your butt stays warm, but you might still need a jacket at night. Bring food and drinks in and have yourself a picnic. The food they sell is pretty terrible and beers & cocktails are $7-8. Parking is pretty easy to find on the streets nearby, otherwise you can park in one of the campus garages for $20 or so.

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    Many great concerts and top musical bands and artists can be seen at the local Greek Theatre.

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    It's gorgeous and outdoors. I'm always wary about being so high up on these stone steps..

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    For music lovers.

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    Check out this wonderful venue for current productions.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsLocal CultureNightlife Lovers
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    Concert venue

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    What a great place to enjoy an outdoor concert !!!

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Description

The Hearst Greek Theater is a medium-sized performing arts venue located on the campus of University of California, Berkley. The theater has hosted many notable speakers and musicians and is the regular site of Berkley traditions like pre-game rallies and graduation ceremonies. The theater is designed in the tradition of the Greek amphitheatre, with tiered seating that affords each seat with equal acoustic reception. Behind the concrete seating rows is a large lawn perfect for lounging during more relaxed performances.

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4.5 out of 5
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