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Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Berkeley Repertory Theatre


East Bay


Berkeley Repertory Theatre has grown from a storefront stage to an international leader in innovative theatre. Known for its ambition, relevance, and excellence, as well as its adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a welcoming home for emerging and established artists since 1968. Over 5.5 million people have enjoyed nearly 500 shows at Berkeley Rep, which have gone on to win six Tony Awards, seven Obie Awards, nine Drama Desk Awards, one Grammy Award, one Pulitzer Prize, and many other honors. Berkeley Rep received the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 1997. To formalize, enhance, and expand the processes by which Berkeley Rep makes theatre, The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work was launched in 2012. The Berkeley Rep School of Theatre engages and educates some 20,000 people a year and helps build the audiences of tomorrow with its nationally recognized teen programs. Berkeley Rep’s bustling facilities—which also include the 400-seat Peet’s Theatre, the 600-seat Roda Theatre, and a spacious campus in West Berkeley—are helping revitalize a renowned city.

Additional Info

Cities company performs in : Berkeley

Genre(s) : Comedy, Children/youth theatre, Drama theatre, News plays/development work, Shakespeare/classical theatre, Solo performance

Year founded : 1968

Venue Capacity : 500-999

Box office phone : 510 647-2949

Box office email :

Press inquiries contact information : 510 647-2917 |

Venue address :
PEET'S THEATRE | 2025 Addison St Berkeley CA 94704

RODA THEATRE | 2015 Addison St Berkeley CA 94704

Office address :
999 Harrison St
Berkeley CA 94710

Wheelchair accessible? : Yes

Assisted listening devices available? : Yes

Where to find more accessibility information :

How to submit scripts : Berkeley Rep accepts script submissions only from agents, writers, and theatre artists with whom we have an existing professional relationship. We are not able to accept any unsolicited scripts; the volume of material we consider each year prohibits this.

We encourage writers to apply for our Ground Floor Summer Residency Lab.

How to audition : Berkeley Rep is a LORT B Theatre and hires actors who are members of Actors’ Equity Association. Occasionally local non-union actors are also hired. Actors are hired on a show-by-show basis during the season and auditions for individual shows are by invitation only. Berkeley Rep holds open auditions annually, typically in the late spring. These auditions are announced on the AEA and Theatre Bay Area websites. Berkeley Rep also attends the Theatre Bay Area general auditions, which are usually held in January/February. For more information about TBA’s auditions, please call 415 430–1140 or visit their website.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not able to schedule in-person auditions at this time. If you are a member of Actors’ Equity Association and have a question about auditioning for Berkeley Rep, please send an email with your headshot and résumé to

Spaces for rent : Performance space, Rehearsal space, Other space

How to rent space : For rental rates, space availability, or other information about booking a space for your event at Berkeley Rep, please email

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