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Facility Information
Facilities
William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre

Technical Specifications

Policies governing the use of Cal Performances facilities

CREW INFORMATION

Cal Performances manages Zellerbach Auditorium, Zellerbach Playhouse, the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre, and Wheeler Auditorium. Cal Performances is governed by a union contract between the University of California, Berkeley, and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE), Local 1, which is affiliated with the Communication Workers of America (CWA). All stagehand employees are professional, non-student positions. Please call in advance regarding IATSE labor or "yellow card" shows.

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DIRECTIONS

U.S. Interstate 80 to Ashby Avenue exit. East two miles to Telegraph Avenue. North (left) on Telegraph one mile to Durant Avenue. East (right) on Durant two blocks to Piedmont Avenue. North (left) on Piedmont, which becomes Gayley Road. Follow Gayley Road to just past the Kleeberger Field on right. East (right) on Stadium Rim Way; immediate left into Bowles parking lot. Uphill approach to loading gate area on South side of Greek Theatre. No parking allowed in Bowles lot without prior arrangement.

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HOUSE CAPACITY

Bowl Seating 6500
Lawn Area 2000
Total 8500

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LOADING DOCK

Loading area accessed at south side entrance, stage right. The parking lot is very steep (>10% grade.)

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STAGE DIMENSIONS

Stage Width 127' X 28'
note: additional 12' stage extension (photo shows extension and sound scaffolding) is available, but must be installed in advance.

Offstage Right 20' X 54'
Offstage Left 20' X 54'
Upstage 170' X 28'

Sand Pit, covered with heavy tarp for the summer season.
Height of stage from pit- 6'5"
Facility has no existing grid or fly system.

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FLOOR

Stage Floor Concrete and Terrazza.
Not raked, but slopes DS for drainage. DS lip has a small US slope to a drainage tray.

Dance Floor

None available.

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SOFT GOODS

No soft goods.

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SOUND EQUIPMENT

All front of house, monitor, and headset sound equipment must be brought in per show; none available in-house.
Mix position is on platforms, a forklift is used to pick and place the console cases and racks. Sound levels are closely monitored in order to comply with local regulations limiting levels to 94.8db, "A" weighted, 15 minute average, at the mix position.

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LIGHTING AND ELECTRICS

All lighting equipment except limited house lighting must be brought in per show; none available in-house.

Company Switch/Patch Panel

Company Switch- 3 phase, 120/208VAC, 400A located SR, generally used for lighting power. A second service for audio is run to SR during the summer season and is rated- 3 phase, 120/208VAC, 150 Amp.

Circuits/Lighting Positions

House: none
In Spot Booth: 6- Single phase 208, 30 Amp for followspots
Off R: 2- 20A for worklights
Off L: 2- 20A for worklights

Lighting Inventory

Followspots: None. Spot Platform available for rented spotlights.
Lighting Instruments: Some House Lighting. No theatrical lighting.


Important Notes: Lighting equipment available only upon advance notice and only on a rental basis at Greek Theatre. Please advance an inventory and lighting plot. Cal Performances does not maintain a gel inventory.

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DRESSING ROOMS

Located on lower level. No paging system. Dressing Rooms have minimal services; no mirrors, lights, etc. Toilet facilities and showers are located lower level stage left and right. KITCHEN

There is a kitchen.

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PIANO

None available on site.

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Rental Information

In addition to our fine arts program, as part of the mission of Cal Performances we are able to provide professional quality facilities and services for UC Berkeley on-campus users, community groups, and professional promoters and presenters. The facility is capable of accommodating a wide range of special events such as concerts, dance, music, theatre, and other performing arts disciplines, as well as lectures, symposia, seminars, and other entertainment or education related activities, at competitive market-based rental rates.

Rental dates are generally released in one-year-advance increments for campus and public use in the spring of the preceding year. Rental dates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may be limited due to the high level of activity in the venues.

For more information about rental guidelines, rates, and other information, contact Cal Performances at eventscalperfs.berkeley.edu.

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Rental Rates
Rental rates are set according to the following guidelines:

On Campus Users
This includes departments, student groups, campus affiliated organizations, or other campus units which are recognized by the University. On campus users may rent the facility according to established recharge rates which are approved each year by the Office of Financial and Business Services.

Off Campus Users with Campus Sponsorship
This includes off campus users who have an established sponsorship with a campus group as defined above. Off campus users with campus sponsorship are required to use the campus sponsor as coordinating department for all billing of event expenses. The campus sponsor must be appropriately represented as the coordinating department, and proper credit and acknowledgement must be made in all advertising and promotion. Call for more information about campus sponsorship guidelines.

Off Campus Users
The facilities are also available for rental to off campus users. Since Cal Performances' facilities require a campus sponsor, for off campus users the campus sponsor can be Cal Performances. In addition to the recharge rates for the use of campus facilities, off campus users will pay an additional University fee to Cal Performances, which is negotiated on a per case basis.



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Additional Information
Campus users have priority over off-campus users. Hertz Hall, Wheeler Auditorium and Zellerbach Playhouse have restrictions on their use because of campus assignment (classroom scheduling or lab/performance assignment). The Greek Theatre is restricted by campus use conditions and is also governed by Agreement. In general, Cal Performances' facilities are limited to fine arts, educational, or other entertainment related events. The use of University facilities for commercial or fundraising purposes is subject to approval in advance of reservation. Please see the Technical Specifications for more details on the conditions of facility use.

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Facilities most commonly available for rental are:
Zellerbach Auditorium (2005 seats)
Wheeler Auditorium (705 seats)
General Questions: ticketsatcalperformances.org

Ticket Office: 510.642.9988

Website Comments: wwwatcalperformances.org
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