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.
The theater has held performances from such great acts as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, The Clash, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Elvis Costello.
On Friday May 29, 1970 James Taylor and Pentangle played here and on Saturday May 30, 1970 The Jimi Hendrix experience played two shows here with Billy Cox who had recently replaced Noel Redding as their bass player.
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“.
Berkeley Community Theater
1930 Allston Way
Berkeley CA 94704