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Greek Theater

Off Gayley Road, Berkeley, CA 94704
510 642 9988
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Ranked #7 of 42 Attractions in Berkeley
Type: Theaters
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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 NEW

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

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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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
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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5 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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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Rocklin, CA
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I can't believe I had waited so long to enjoy a concert at the Greek Theater in Berkeley, CA! We recently saw Willie Nelson at the Greek. It was a general admission show, we lined up minutes before the gates opened and had no trouble getting good seats. The seats are concrete benches, bring a blanket, or other padded type... More

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Hayward, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Froze my behind off last time I was there for night concert. Once fog & wind moves combined with sitting on the cold cement...Bbbrrrr Otherwise, sound & view was great for being outside

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Oakland, California
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63 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

sit in the seats not the lawn. Too long of lines for beer and wine... go early and buy two.. the limit so you don't have to get up and down. the sound here is perfect but bring layer cause no matter what it gets cold at night in our beautiful berkeley hills.

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