The William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre opened in Berkeley in September 1903. Sarah Bernhardt performed here in 1906 in a production of Jean Racine’s “Phaedre” as a benefit for victims of the San Francisco earthquake and fire.
Many great acts have played here over the years including The Grateful Dead, Sarah McLachlan, Oingo Boingo, Depeche Mode, Bob Dylan, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Tracy Chapman and so many more.
Bread & Roses is a nonprofit founded in 1974 to bring the healing power of music and other live art to institutionalized children, teens, adults, and elders.The poster above is from the benefit concert held here in 1979.
William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre
2001 Gayley Rd
Berkeley CA 94720