All mainstage shows perform outdoors at The Bruns Amphitheater. Mere minutes from Oakland and Berkeley, the Bruns feels like a world away.


Experience the Bruns

A venue unlike any other in the Bay Area.

Enjoy stunning views of the Siesta Valley’s rolling hills, breathe in the fresh air of the eucalyptus groves, dine out at our concessions, and then enjoy the show—all under the open sky.

Learn more about the venue, how to get there, and what to bring with you to have an amazing time at the Bruns!

Eat, Drink, and be Merry!

Arrive up to two hours before every performance and have your dinner at the Bruns! Bring friends and your own picnic*, or purchase things from our onsite café and bar. With seasonal offerings and show-drink specials, there's something for everyone.

There are plenty of picnic tables and café seating for all. Or, take a seat at our common table and meet new people. *Picnic Fee applies for outside food - outside alcohol is not permitted.

*Picnic Fee applies for outside food - outside alcohol is not permitted.


Take your experience of the art to a deeper level!

We offer pre-show grove talks for every performance that help unlock the world of the play, as well as special post-show talkbacks throughout the run.

Check us our on social media for special announcements and events.


A space for everyone.

We love the Bruns and the surrounding grounds and hope you do too! Our space rentals can be scaled to fit your needs, from a single picnic table to the entire venue.

Let us help you host a group of friends, a corporate theater night, set up your own special package, or rent our space!

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