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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
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GETTING HERE BY CAR

Note: Expect traffic delays when using College Ave, especially during weekend performances.

From the South

I-580 W 

Merge onto I-580 W toward Downtown/Oakland/San Francisco and take Hwy-24 E toward Walnut Creek. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for 51st St. Turn right onto 52nd St. Continue onto 51st St. Turn left onto Telegraph Averight onto Derby St and left onto College Ave. The Theatre will be on your left.

I-880 N 

Merge onto I-880 N toward Oakland, slight right onto I-980 E (signs for Hwy-24/Walnut Creek)and take Hwy-24 E toward Walnut Creek. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for 51st St. Turn right onto 52nd St. Continue onto 51st St. Turn left onto Telegraph Averight onto Derby St and left onto College Ave. The Theatre will be on your left.

CA-13 N

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/Downtown Oakland/Hayward/Stockton) then move to the right to take Hwy-24 E toward Walnut Creek. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for 51st St. Turn right onto 52nd St. Continue onto 51st St. Turn left onto Telegraph Averight onto Derby St and left onto College Ave. The Theatre will be on your left.

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/Oakland).  After bridge merge onto I-580 E towardCA-24/Hayward/Stockton and take Hwy-24 E toward Walnut Creek. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for 51st St. Turn right onto 52nd St. Continue onto 51st St. Turn left onto Telegraph Averight onto Derby St and left onto College Ave. The Theatre will be on your left.

PARKING

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.

California Farm Building

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.