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Greek Theater

Off Gayley Road, Berkeley, CA 94704
510 642 9988
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Ranked #6 of 42 Attractions in Berkeley
Type: Theaters
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

We came here from Phx to see Dave Mathews on 8/24/14 based on what we heard about this place. It did not disappoint.i have seen close to 150 concerts and this place has the best sound and seating you can imagine. Everyone should experience at least 1 show here. You will be glad you did. They also have great food... More

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Southlake, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Greek Theater at UC Berkeley is legendary for good reason. The setting among the trees is beautiful, the acoustics are wonderful and the history of the place is remarkable. We knew about all those things. We did not know about the lack of parking near the venue. Most people are left to park quite far away in parking areas... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Amazing acoustics! Show was all General Admission so we got there early and stood in front in the PIT area. This place only holds 8,500 or so. There's not a bad seat to be found! Good good time!

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I graduated from high school here, which was quite fun…but the real joy of this place is that of all the concert venues I have ever been in, the Greek Theatre has the best acoustics. I've seen Van Morrison, Todd Rundgren, Peter, Paul & Mary, Roseanne Cash and Lyle Lovett here, and they all sounded utterly amazing. Do yourself a... More

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paradise, ca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great sound, no bad seats but bring something to sit on. Only beer and wine and $9.00 to $11.00 a pop.

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San Francisco, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is on the campus of University Berkeley. There is very little parking so get early if you want a space which will cost. Parking is really good for those who are not as mobile as even if you park in downtown Berkeley you have to walk quite a bit to get there. You can be dropped off by taxi... More

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Berkeley, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a great concert venue. If you are in town and have an evening free, you have a beautiful setting in the hills. The weather always seems a little warmer here as well as they have some great food options. You could probably sneak some alcohol in if you are brave.

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San Francisco,CA,USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Greek Theatre is by far the greatest outdoor theatre for live entertainment. Every seat is good in the tradition of ancient Greek amphitheaters. The acoustics are wonderful. It might help to bring a cushion as the stone gets a little hard after a while, and make sure to layer up for the unpredictable temperatures, but don't miss an opportunity... More

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

i've seen many there... good acoustics and the magic of being surrounded by eucalyptus trees... the cheaper seats are uncomfortable. i'd advise bringing a pillow/cushion. stone amphitheatre up in beginnings of the berkeley hills... nothing like it on a warm, summer night...pat metheny...bonnie raitt...dave matthews band... and the night i saw peter gabriel there he didn't need a fog machine...the... More

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Jackson, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I recently took a trip to California to see a 2 night special event show featuring A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, and I right off the bat have to say this is an awesome venue to see a show. Nestled right in some mountains in the park, with really nice lit walkways and tables and chairs just outside the seating... More

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