What's Happening at the Bruns

An Outdoor Gathering Space for the Bay Area

As part of the Season of Shared Light, Cal Shakes is opening up the Bruns Amphitheater to arts and cultural institutions from around the Bay Area.  From May to October, safely enjoy concerts, dance performances, opera, and much more.  Bookmark this page to keep up with all the events this summer, or join our email list to stay in the know.

For any ticketing or logistics questions, reach out to the event organizers directly.  All events will follow state and county guidelines in regards to Covid-19 precautions. Read Cal Shakes’ safety precautions here.

What's Happening at the Bruns


July 24- Aug 8: West Edge Festival, West Edge Opera

Three weekends of three operas: one from early music, one from the 20th century, and one contemporary. Catch Eliogabalo by Franesco Cavalli, Katya Kabanova by Leoš Janáček, and Elizabeth Cree by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell. Learn more.


August 4: Berkeley Symphony

Back for their first performance in over 18 months, Berkeley Symphony brings Joseph Young and their wonderful musicians to the stage—featuring a festive program of beloved opera themes and contemporary works from some of the most exciting composers of our time. And don’t miss a few performances from Cal Shakes actors. Learn more.


September 1-26: The Winter’s Tale

Cal Shakes is back with our own production of The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, adapted by Eric Ting & Philippa Kelly, and directed by Eric Ting. Learn more.

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