Cal Shakes Rental Pricing


If you are interested in renting the Bruns Amphitheater and grounds in Orinda or the Heinz rehearsal hall or scene shop in Berkeley, please review the rates below and email us at facilities@calshakes.org.

Orinda Location

The Bruns Amphitheater and grounds is a 565 seat open air theater space that has theatrical lighting and audio systems during our regular season. The space is wheelchair accessible and we have an option to run a shuttle from BART for events. We have a large free parking lot to accommodate your guests. We are approximately 15 minutes from downtown Oakland and 30 minutes from San Francisco Airport by car. For tech specs and what is included in your contract for a theatrical rental, click here.


The Bruns is available to rent for concerts, events, and weddings.


Pricing Full grounds including performance space (base price, see PDF for extras)
Daily   $8500
Half Day   $4500
Weekly   $51,000
Continual weekly access  $55,000

Community Pricing
(non-profit, fiscally sponsored, fundraising or something that includes a community benefit)
Daily $5000
Half Day $2750
Weekly $32,500
Continual weekly access $36,000

Pricing Wedding or other event, full grounds including use of amphitheater for the ceremony/presentations (2 hours, minimal tech requirements) (base price, see PDF for extras)
Daily $5000
Half Day $2750
Weekly $32,500
Continual weekly access $36,000

Community Pricing
(non-profit, fiscally sponsored, fundraising or something that includes a community benefit)
Daily $3500
Half Day $2750
Weekly $32,500
Continual weekly access $36,000


All theater rentals include:
• use of the groves
• use of the lobby and restrooms for the audience
• use of the dressing room and green room for the bridal and groomsmen
      to prepare load in the day before and load out the day after. (1/2 day each)
• two Cal Shakes provided technical staff (one event manager, one load in technician)
• a janitorial crew to do cleanup and reset after your event
• facilities staff before and after the event to ensure proper setup and teardown
      of Cal Shakes facilities
• two house staff (one house manager and assistant golf cart driving, gate control)
• a security guard on site for the duration of the event itself in the parking lot
      for the protection of your guests vehicles. They are not there to direct traffic.

Bruns Grounds and Amphitheater:


Bruns Green Room:


Heinz Rehearsal Hall:



Heinz Scene Shop:




Our grounds are 4.5 acres of East Bay Municipal Utility District park land. We have three picnic groves with tables suitable for casual parties and picnics. The groves have perimeter lighting and are usable after dark. While portions of the grounds are ADA accessible, the groves are natural ground with bark and difficult to navigate if you are using assistive devices such as wheelchairs or walkers.
[shot of grounds]
[Map of grounds]


Pricing
Daily $1000
Half Day $600
Weekly $6500
Continual weekly access $8000


Community Pricing
(non-profit, fiscally sponsored, fundraising or something that includes a community benefit)
Daily $600
Half Day $350
Weekly $3500
Continual weekly access $4000


Conference Room/Corporate Retreat Space
We also have a beautiful windowed room that easily accommodates 20 people for corporate retreats, small workshops and meetings. We have small break-out spaces off the main room. It is wifi enabled.

Pricing
Daily $250
Half Day $125
Weekly $1500
Continual weekly access $1800

Community Pricing
(non-profit, fiscally sponsored, fundraising or something that includes a community benefit)
Daily $125
Half Day $75
Weekly $750
Continual weekly access $950


BERKELEY SPACE

Rehearsal Hall

The rehearsal hall is a 2600sq foot (58x46ft) space in Berkeley with LED lamps and natural light. It has a painted masonite floor and the lowest ceiling clearance is 139. There are large ceiling beams (no columns) 15 apart, so we can accommodate some taller sets but nothing higher than 18. We have a space for stage management, 4 6 tables and chairs for 30 people. It is wifi enabled. The space is ADA accessible and there is some off-street parking and bike rack parking. There is also free street parking in the neighborhood and the space is AEA approved.

Pricing
Daily $250
Half Day $150
Weekly $1650
Continual weekly access $1800
Monthly $7,000


Community Pricing
(non-profit, fiscally sponsored, fundraising or something that includes a community benefit)
Daily $150
Half Day $80
Weekly $1000
Continual weekly access $1100
Monthly $4,250


Scene Shop

We have a full stocked and equipped scenery shop including welding rigs, saws, sanders, and tools. We have a limited amount of space for painting scenery as well, depending on timing. All scene shop rental users must be individually checked out on the equipment they will be using by the Technical Director before any rental. You are responsible for bringing your own hand tools and consumables such as saw blades.

Pricing
Daily $300
Half Day $175
Weekly $1800
Continual weekly access $2000
Monthly $7,250

Community Pricing
(non-profit, fiscally sponsored, fundraising or something that includes a community benefit)
Daily $150
Half Day $80
Weekly $1000
Continual weekly access $1100
Monthly $4,250