Location and Directions to the Theatre
Most Berkeley Playhouse performances take place at The Julia Morgan Theatre, located at:
2640 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
T: 510-845-8542 X 351
GETTING HERE BY CAR
Note: Expect traffic delays when using College Ave, especially during weekend performances.
From the South
Merge onto I-580 W toward Downtown/
Merge onto I-880 N toward Oakland, slight right onto I-980 E (signs for Hwy-24/
Merge onto CA-13 N (Tunnel Rd) toward Berkeley. Tunnel Rd turns into Ashby Ave. Turn right on College Ave. Go about 1/2 mile, Theatre will be on your left just after Derby St.
From the North
Merge onto I-580 E/I-80 W toward Oakland/San Francisco, continue to follow I-580 E, stay left to merge onto I-580 E (signs forI-580/
From the East
Merge onto Hwy-24 W toward San Francisco. After the Caldecott Tunnel, take CA-13 N (Tunnel Rd) towards Berkeley. Tunnel Rd turns into Ashby Ave. Turn right on College Ave. Go about 1/2 mile, Theatre will be on your left just after Derby St.
From the West
Merge onto I-80 E (signs for Bay Bridge/
There is usually plenty of street parking near the Julia Morgan Theatre for most performances. Street parking is regulated to only 2 hours before 7 p.m., but unregulated after 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday and all day on Sunday. However, please take note, street parking during our Saturday Matinee is limited to 2 hours. Also there is very limited street parking on Cal Bears game days (plus double fines!). If you do decide to use street parking, please check all applicable signage as in the event of a change in regulations Berkeley Playhouse cannot be held responsible for tickets or other problems.
The California Farm Building has generously agreed to allow Berkeley Playhouse patrons access to the parking lot at 2855 Telegraph, please download this parking permit. The entrance is on Russel Street. This parking lot is a few blocks from the theatre. We recommend dropping off any passengers outside of the theatre, who may have difficulty walking and leave 8-10 minutes for the walk back to the theatre. First come, first served. Availability may be limited. Click here for a map from the parking lot to the theatre.
GETTING HERE BY BART
The easiest way to get here by BART is to get off at the Rockridge Bart station and take the 51B bus. If it’s a nice day out, you can also walk, it’s 1.2 miles.
GETTING HERE BY BUS
The AC Transit 51 line passes right by The Julia Morgan Theatre on College Avenue.
GETTING HERE BY BIKE
If you’d like to ride your bike to the Playhouse, we have bike posts along side the building to your left when facing the entrance.