Berkeley Community Theater

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On the campus of Berkeley High School. The theater has 3,500 seats, including a balcony section. A large stage is extended by an orchestra pit that can be raised or lowered.

On April 21–22, 1999, Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra played selections from their catalog. Pictures of the concert were used on their S&M album cover.

On March 2, 1974 the song “Real Good for Free” by Joni Mitchell was recorded here live. It appears on her live album “Miles of Aisles“.

Notable Concerts Played Here Include:

8/20/2007 – Zappa Plays Zappa
12/2/2006 – Primus
7/14/2006 – Foo Fighters
5/15/2005 – Phil Lesh & Friends
9/15/2004 – Neil Young
4/17/2004 – David Bowie
12/13/2009 – Jackson Browne
9/9/2002 – Robert Plant
5/2/2002 – Elvis Costello
8/11/2001 – King Crimson
5/14/2001 – Dr. John
10/19/1999 – Sting
3/7/1999 – Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band
6/9/1997 – Big Brother & the Holding Company
11/9/1996 – ZZ Top
11/30/1995 – Bruce Springsteen
5/25/1995 – Bob Dylan
12/11/1994 – Bryan Ferry
12/14/1993 – Van Morrison
8/3/1993 – Pete Townshend
2/2/1991- Sting
12/17/1988 – Steve Miller Band
4/19/1988 – The Kinks
2/28/1987 – Paul Simon
11/25/1984 – Santana
3/20/1983 – Styx
12/10/1981 – Frank Zappa
4/2/1980 – Robin Tower
9/24/1979 – Elton John
11/24/1978 – Peter Gabriel
10/28/1978 – 10cc
12/31/1977 – The Tubes
4/13/1977 – Blondie
2/28/1977 – Fleetwood Mac
7/31/1976 – Utopia
3/7/1976 – Queen
4/13/1975 – Linda Ronstadt
6/9/1974 – Eagles
9/5/1973 – Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu John McLaughlin
8/19/1973 – Sly & the Family Stone
6/15/1973 – Donovan
4/3/1973 – Stevie Wonder
3/10/1973 – America
10/2/1972 – Cat Stevens
8/14/1972 – Argent
8/4/1972 – The Allman Brothers Band
7/21/1972 – Manassas
6/30/1972 – Procol Harum
3/11/1972 – Joni Mitchell
2/27/1972 – Badfinger
12/2/1971 – The Doors
10/14/1971 – Crosby, Nash & Young
9/14/1971 – Led Zeppelin
8/1/1971 – Faces
7/18/1971 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
6/20/1971 – Jethro Tull
1/29/1971 – The Byrds
11/19/1970 – Derek and the Dominos
9/27/1970 – Ike & Tina Turner
6/16/1970 – The Who
5/30/1970 – Jimi Hendrix
4/18/1970 – Chuck Berry
4/2/1970 – The Moody Blues
1/31/1970 – The Band
1/30/1970 – Creedence Clearwater Revival
2/10/1968 – Iron Butterfly
11/18/1967 – Simon & Garfunkel
1/13/1967 – The Mamas & the Papas
3/27/1965 – The Righteous Brothers

Berkeley Community Theater
1930 Allston Way
Berkeley CA 94704