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Bruns Amphitheater

100 California Shakespeare Theater Way,
Orinda, CA 94563

The Bruns Amphitheatre is located at: 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda CA 94563, which is about 7 miles from Berkeley and Oakland, just off Highway 24. Take the Wilder Road exit and follow signs (less than 1/4 mile) to the Cal Shakes parking lot—look for the blue banners! There’s free parking onsite.

There are limited paved spots available; most of the parking in the lot is in an unpaved field. Park carefully and be aware of mud and tall grass. While we do have onsite security during the show, we cannot be responsible for any theft or damage to your vehicle.

There is a paved area with reserved spots for vehicles with disability placards. We have a golf cart that makes frequent trips up and down the hill leading from the box office to the theater, and the BART shuttle makes a short stop at the box office before proceeding up the hill to the plaza. (Both the cart and the shuttle may make stops in the parking lot.) Click here for more detailed information about Accessibility at the Bruns.

There is a free shuttle (with a wheelchair ramp) from the Orinda BART station to the Bruns, beginning two hours before every performance and again immediately after the show. The shuttle runs a loop every 20 minutes.

 Your safety is our priority. Cal Shakes is closely watching and following all safety protocols set by the California Department of Public Health, Contra Costa CountyActors’ Equity AssociationUnited Scenic Artists, and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society to ensure the wellbeing of our audience, staff, and artists.  Learn more about our safety precautions here.


Box Office

100 California Shakespeare Theater Way,
Orinda CA, 94563

Hours: 2 PM- 5 PM, Tues- Fri.


21 Orinda Way Ste C
PMB 509
Orinda CA, 94563
Fax: 510.295.2402

Hours: 10 AM- 5 PM, Mon- Fri.


Due to the pandemic, we are working remotely and are not always available by phone or may return your phone call from another phone number. 

From venue, rehearsal hall, and scene shop rentals to custom set and costume building, we can help you give your event the same production values that grace our stage.

Top Photo: Much Ado About Nothing (2016) by William Shakespeare and directed by Jackson Gay; photo by Alessandra Mello

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