Rentals

Roda and Thrust photos

Rental info

Berkeley Rep opens its doors to organizations and individuals from the community for a wide range of events. Various facilities and spaces are available throughout the year to accommodate events of all sizes and types, and non-profit rates are available for qualifying community organizations.

The state-of-the-art Roda Theatre or intimate Thrust Stage are ideal sites for performances, presentations, meetings, or lectures. Berkeley Rep’s lobbies and beautiful outdoor courtyard provide the perfect setting for receptions, parties, or corporate entertaining. There are also a number of rooms suitable for more intimate gatherings such as small parties, meetings, rehearsals, or presentations. If you’re looking for a distinctive venue for your next event, Berkeley Rep has a space for you!

Download a copy of the Facility Use Brochure.

Dates available during 2014–15 season

Under the terms of an agreement governing the relationship between Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the City of Berkeley, Berkeley Rep has agreed to make up to 320 hours of space within its facilities available for rentals to the public.

Berkeley-based organizations and businesses will get first priority in the following order:

  • Not-for-profit arts organizations
  • For-profit arts organizations
  • Other not-for-profit organizations
  • Educational or governmental entities
  • Non-arts-related, for-profit businesses.

These dates will be held exclusively for public rentals until September 15, 2014. Other dates for rental of these spaces may become available during the season.

Download a copy of the Facility Use Brochure.

For rental rates, space availability, or other information about booking a space for your event at Berkeley Rep, please contact Amanda Williams O’Steen, associate production manager, at awilliams@berkeleyrep.org or call 510 647–2925.

During the theatre season that begins September 1, 2014 and runs through August 31, 2015, the following spaces will be available for rental on the specified dates:

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Thrust Stage · 2025 Addison St

Capacity: 401

Availability in 2014: October 27, November 3
Availability in 2015: February 9 and 23

Roda Theatre · 2015 Addison St

Capacity: 558

Availability in 2014: September 22, October 20
Availability in 2015: March 23

The Osher Studio · 2055 Center St

Room Dimensions: 64’ x 46’
Capacity: 200

Availability in 2014: September 15–18, November 26–30
Availability in 2015: January 24–25, April 16–19

Studio A · 2055 Center St

Room Dimensions: 31’ x 55’
Capacity: 39

Availability in 2014: November 3–10
Availability in 2015: April 17–May 10

Studio B · 2055 Center St

Room Dimensions: 60’ x 48’
Capacity: 69

Availability in 2014: September 18–21
Availability in 2015: March 19–22

Preferred caterers

The following organizations generously support Berkeley Rep via in-kind sponsorship. We hope that you will consider enlisting their exceptional services for your event. It has been our pleasure to feature their food at numerous Berkeley Rep events.

Download a PDF of the preferred caterers

Full service catering companies

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ACT Catering

510 549–0148 (ask for Kristine Seinsch)

ACT Catering is an innovative catering company serving the greater Bay Area. We feature the freshest seasonal ingredients of Northern California. The company makes food as exquisite as the Bay Area’s finest restaurants; it is matched only by our attentive personal service and expertise. We are pleased to offer the finest cuisine along with excellent service suitable for any event large or small, formal or casual. ACT Catering and Event Production is a full-service catering company, offering all aspects of event planning. Our food is simple, seasonal, and spectacular, our service is professional, and our settings are exquisite and elegant.

Aurora Catering

510 582–9529 (ask for Dawn Deardorf)

Aurora Catering is a local catering company serving fresh seasonal cuisine, using professional and attentive service to make your event a success. We commit to serving you and your guests in a way that reflects our personal ethic of providing an experience you and your guests will always remember. We want everyone to leave your event feeling cared for, catered to, and sated with delicious food. Chef Marty will customize a menu combining your style, taste, and budget. From appetizer to dessert, set up to clean up, allow Aurora Catering to handle your event.

ETC Catering

415 892–7802 (ask for David Dorfler)

ETC Catering is a full service catering company in Novato, California specializing in eclectic cuisine for business and social events such as cocktail parties, wine pairings, formal and buffet style lunches and dinners. ETC Catering also provides box lunches for corporate events, picnics, and business meetings. Growing up in the heart of San Francisco, ETC Catering owners Kate and David Dorfler learned to appreciate diverse flavors from all over the world. Their passion for eclectic food gives clients numerous choices when planning their events.

Grace Street Catering

510 523–1600 (ask for Jen McKay)

Grace Street Catering features a team of special event professionals experienced in orchestrating catered affairs of every size and scope.

Hugh Groman Catering / Green Leaf Platters

510 647–5165 (ask for Hugh Groman)

At Hugh Groman Catering, we’re dedicated to exceptional food. We use the incredible bounty of the San Francisco Bay Area to create a beautiful, delicious, and vibrant menu for your special event. Hugh Groman Catering specializes in a delicate fusion of French, Italian, and Spanish cuisine, with influences from around the world. Each item is carefully designed and prepared with taste, texture, balance, and color in mind. Food can be the source of so much pleasure—enchanting the senses and stimulating the palate. Let us pamper your guests with fresh cuisine of the highest quality.

Picante

510 525–3121 (ask for Diana Ornelas)

Picante is an expression of love for Mexico. A celebration of real Mexican cuisine, not of those imposters that are poured out of cans. Love is why we grind corn daily for our tortillas, import Mexican herbs, spices, and chiles, and have local artisans craft cheese that replicate the nuances of fresh Mexican cheeses. Love also explains everything from the naturally raised meats we grill, simmer, and stew for some of our dishes, to the Mexican folk art we sleuth out for our walls. Now, the traditional food at Picante may not be coming from a grandmother’s kitchen somewhere in Mexico. But, judging from the reactions we get, it’s pretty close.

Other recommended caterers

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Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen

510 548–6900

Angeline’s brings the flavor and atmosphere of a New Orleans neighborhood restaurant to downtown Berkeley, with great music, libations, and the classic dishes invented in the Big Easy’s greatest kitchens. Planning a special event? Let Angeline’s cater your next get-together!

Café Clem

510 280–3881 (ask for Dorothée Mitrani-Bell)

Located right next to the main library in downtown Berkeley, Café Clem mixes urban chic with the soothing warmth of Parisian cafés. Owner Dorothée Mitrani-Bell is also the owner of the famed Berkeley brunch spot, La Note (see below). Serving breakfast all day and lunch after 10:30am, Café Clem offers a variety of homemade pastries, fresh baguettes, and delicious sandwiches.

Gecko Gecko Thai-California Eatery

510 665–4811 (ask for Cameron Mariguchi)

Gecko Gecko, Thai-California Eatery is a local, non-corporate, family-owned enterprise that is the result of a creativeness and inventiveness that we longed for and wanted to bring to Thai, and Southeast Asian, cooking. While we shy away from the “fusion” nomenclature and prefer not to delve into “Thai Nachos” or “Thai-talian Spaghetti,” our goal is to bring the fresh California flavors and ingredients that we love, introducing them to our Asian dishes, and making them more uniquely modern—giving them a twist. (Okay, we may have stretched it a bit with feta cheese on our Ultimate Pad Thai, but you really should taste it!)

La Mediterranee

510 540–7773

Beyond our incredibly inviting dining space, we offer a full roster of delivery and catering services, in addition to offering the option of picking up your order at our restaurant. Parties? Picnics? Meetings? General gatherings? No event is too big or too small for La Mediterranee to handle. Conveniently located on College Avenue in Berkeley (with an additional location in San Francisco), La Mediterranee brings the easier way of Mediterranean life to the Bay Area. And with that way of life comes a way with cuisine—from spicy humus and cucumber yogurt dip with pita bread, to chicken shawarma and a myriad of Middle Eastern plates, our expert kitchen staff injects a taste of the Mediterranean into every single authentically prepared dish they make.

La Note

510 843–1535 (ask for Dorothée Mitrani-Bell)

La Note is a southern French restaurant known for rustic bistro fare at lunch and dinner, but at breakfast rumpled locals come in droves to relax over inspired egg dishes, toasted brioche with lavender honey, and oatmeal raspberry or crème fraîche pancakes accompanied by cafe au lait served in bowls so big it’s almost hard to find room for them on the little wooden tables. Charming details—the chunky Provencal pottery, French-country table linens, bowls of jam, and brown sugar cubes—make this the next best thing to being in France.

Sweet Adeline Bakeshop

510 985–7381 (ask for Jennifer Millar)

Sweet Adeline is a neighborhood bakeshop. Everything is made here in small batches; this means we run out of some items on some days. We experiment with desserts until we find out what our customers want. Some of our ingredients are organic and local. We buy much of our fruit from farmers who sell at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market. Our dairy is Clover. Our chocolate is German, Belgian, and Californian. There is a great deal of effort and love put into everything we make. What else is the point of a neighborhood bakeshop? Many of our customers are also our friends. It has been a wonderful day in the neighborhood.

At the Theatre

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Thrust Stage photo

Thrust Stage

Many happy couples have held their wedding receptions at Berkeley Rep.
(Photo by Rick Anderson)

Roda Theatre photo

Roda Theatre

Our theatres are the perfect place for corporate and civic presentations.

Courtyard photo

Narsai David Courtyard

Our courtyard provides a beautiful setting for dinners and receptions.

Arts Passage at Berkeley Central

Rehearse and stage your show—or host your special event—in the Arts Passage at Berkeley Central. Three distinct spaces are available for rental. These spaces are administered by Berkeley Rep.

Osher Studio photo

The Osher Studio

Studio A photo

Studio A

Studio B photo

Studio B