Enjoy world class live theater in an unparalleled natural setting!
Enjoy world class theater in an unparalleled natural setting! The magnificent Bruns Amphitheater is one of the most beautiful and unique settings imaginable to experience live theater. Located in the East Bay Hills between Berkeley and Orinda, the venue is set against a beautiful backdrop of rolling hills and summer sky. Doors open two hours before curtain so you can savor a picnic and relax in the beautiful eucalyptus and oak groves. Classic Catering's delicious and affordable gourmet meals, beer, and wine are available at the Midsummer Night's Cafe, or you can plan ahead and bring your own feast.
Founded in 1974, Cal Shakes is an award-winning, nationally recognized regional theater now under the leadership of Managing Director Susie Falk and Artistic Director Eric Ting. Through seasonal productions at our outdoor amphitheater, and in year-round school and community-based programs, Cal Shakes expands access to the arts and builds diverse ownership of our region's cultural vitality by fostering participatory approaches to the artistic process and arts education.
Over the last decade, our Main Stage productions—both new works and responses to Shakespeare and the classics—have earned a national reputation for their exhilarating artistry and boldness of imagination. We engage artists of the highest caliber from around the country to make the past present, reimagining the classics with a thrilling potency that provides a diversity of perspectives and aesthetics to an audience of more than 45,000 people annually.
100 California Shakespeare Theater Way,
94563 , USA