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“Berkeley Broadway” 5 of 5 stars
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Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison street, Berkeley, CA
(510) 647-2949
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Ranked #1 of 40 Attractions in Berkeley
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Berkeley, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Berkeley Broadway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Berkeley Rep has 2 theaters - one larger with more standard seating and the other a little smaller, more intimate and with unusual seat groupings. The Rep does a varied selection of plays - serious, comic, musical, some with dancing. The acting is always excellent as are the sets. Several Berkeley Rep plays have gone on to Broadway. BTW, there's food too and if you order before the play, it will be ready and waiting for you when intermission begins.

Visited July 2013
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Berkeley, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great Venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Cozy theater with excellent performances. Good seats and you feel like you are almost on stage with the actors. Reasonable price for top notch performances.

Visited July 2013
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Berkeley, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Exceptional theater in Berkeley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Eclectic range of plays, always interesting and surprising, and worth every penny of the reasonable ticket prices. Often cutting edge productions and frequent world premiers.

Visited May 2013
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Melbourne Australia
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“Wonderful Asset For Berkeley: Don't Miss!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Over the last six years the Berkeley Rep Theatre has given us some of our most satisfying and enjoyable experiences Its an excellent theatrical venue with three performing spaces and a range of performances and plays that is quite extraordinary. This is one of the best repertory theaters in the English-speaking world and we're familiar with the theater scene in the UK, Australia and the US. Its a permanent treasure for East Bay and SF residents, and for visitors to the area I'd strongly urge people to check out the Berkeley Rep Theatre's programme well in advance and book a show or play to enjoy during your stay in the Bay area.

Visited July 2013
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“Great plays always, great theaters (two)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The Berkeley Repertory Theater is regional theater at its best. And the Berkeley Rep has a knack for developing shows that end up on Broadway. This theater fosters rising playwrights so it presents new plays - I think they were the first theater to give Tony Kushner (Angels in America) nurture -- and classics. I've never seen a bad show there. And if you are in SF, the theater is just a couple blocks from the downtown subway station so take the subway over so you don't have to park or drive.

Visited June 2013
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