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Woodminster Amphitheater

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Address: 3300 Joaquin Miller Rd., Oakland, CA 94602
Phone Number: (510) 531-9597
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Once Again Great Entertainment

I must confess that we only attend when one of our friends is in the cast. But this is a great venue for enjoying regional theater. My seat at my last visit was unusually... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Robert O
Hayward, California, Usa
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Hayward, California, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I must confess that we only attend when one of our friends is in the cast. But this is a great venue for enjoying regional theater. My seat at my last visit was unusually uncomfortable but the overall experience was great. Arrive early for better parking. There are lots of opportunity for picnicing before curtain. There is also light meals... More 

Thank Robert O
Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Saw "The Producers." I previously saw it on Broadway, and my companion was familiar with the movie. We both enjoyed it immensely! Outrageous and hilarious. The theater itself is terrific for a summer evening - in Joaquin Miller Park amid tall trees. There is plenty of parking for $5/car and there are proper indoor restrooms. The seats are reserved seating... More 

Thank Deborah M
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have gone to Woodminster Amphitheater. Its in Joaquin Miller Park. Its an outdoor theater with reasonable ticket prices. There is parking by the theater. Since its in a park, we have enjoyed doing a picnic before the performance.

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Galt, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our friend, Jerry Lee, was starring in "Les Miserables". The show was great. The cast had good voices with the main characters having very good voices. Of course, Jerry Lee has a great voice. The sets were very good and so were the costumes. We had a hot dog there which was quite tasty. We will definitely make the long... More 

Thank weyesowl
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Inexpensive summerstock type venue in pretty setting in Oakland Hills. Classic musicals done by some young professionals with lots of community participation. Fun family atmosphere. Kids welcomed.

Thank Rich510
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great opportunity to see the theater under the stars at reasonable prices. You can even get one child ticket i free for each adult ticket the day of the show. Check out their website for ticket details. You can even bring your own food and drinks in! Many people like to come early and have a picnic before the show.

Thank nederdeb
Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The other reviews have all the details, about Woodminster's WPA roots, the fountains and pools. It is just a great spot in the hills, great views, and a great spot to enjoy a play outdoors, When we moved to the area almost 20 years ago, the pools and fountains were in very poor shape, but fortunately residents sorted out how... More 

Thank Mark M
Piedmont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Woodminster is good for the occasional performance, but most of what they perform is old standards, many of them dated. The seating is marginally comfortable and the dining area is infested with yellow jackets. We don't go here very often.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This historic outdoor theater is in an incredibly beautiful setting in a redwood park. Go here to see a reasonably-priced classic musical on summer evenings. Walk to the theatre from below, along the lovely array of fountains, pools and waterfalls which adorn the path. These were built as WPA projects during the 1930's and have been restored, so that all... More 

Thank Janet W
Alameda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I've been attending the shows at this theater in the past 20 yrs. and each time I was very pleased with the performance. I like to sit on the last row in this outdoor amphitheater because after the sunset then you can see a spectacular view of the Bay and also can see the lights in San Francisco. They have... More 

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