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- 98%Local Culture
- 76%Nightlife Lovers
- 67%Family Travelers
- 59%Green Travelers
- 59%History Buffs
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- Greek TheaterSep 27, 2013
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.
- Greek TheaterSep 13, 2013
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.Recommended for:
- Greek TheaterCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 10, 2013
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.Recommended for:
- Greek TheaterAug 02, 2013
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.Recommended for:
- Greek TheaterJul 20, 2012
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.
- Greek TheaterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 15, 2012
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.
- Greek TheaterCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Jul 05, 2012
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.
- Greek TheaterJul 04, 2012
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!!
- Greek TheaterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 04, 2012
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.
- Greek TheaterMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Jul 04, 2012
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.