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The Welcome Center, located on the plaza at the Bruns, is here to make your visit to the theater as enjoyable as possible.
Ask what's happening with Cal Shakes, who's giving the Grove Talk, or just say hi.
Below are directions to our Performance Venue:
100 California Shakespeare Theater Way*
Orinda, CA 94563
*Please note: some GPS systems still only recognize the former address, 100 Gateway Blvd.
Please use that address if necessary.
Click here for directions to our Administrative offices & rehearsal hall
Bruns Amphitheater is located off CA Highway 24. Take the Wilder Road exit toward California Shakespeare Theater Way and find free parking at the foot of the hill.
FROM OAKLAND / BERKELEY / SAN FRANCISCO
• From I-580 or CA-13 merge onto CA-24 E toward Walnut Creek.
• Take the Wilder Road exit (the second exit following the Caldecott Tunnel)
toward California Shakespeare Theater Way.
• Turn left onto Wilder Road, crossing the overpass.
FROM WALNUT CREEK / CONCORD / DANVILLE
• Merge onto CA-24 W toward Oakland.
• Take the Wilder Road exit (Exit 7B, the second-to-last exit before the
Caldecott Tunnel) toward California Shakespeare Theater Way.
• Keep Left at the fork in the ramp. Stay straight to go onto Wilder Road.
Parking is free in the perpendicular spots on the right or in the unpaved lot on the left. Please be aware there are clearly marked areas where parking is not allowed. Please make sure to either take your valuables with you, or leave them at home. Cal Shakes is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
The California Shakespeare Theater banner marks the entrance to our grounds. Follow the pedestrian path on the right up to the grounds, or take the free shuttle up the hill.
BART AND THE CAL SHAKES FREE SHUTTLE
Take BART to the Orinda station on the Pittsburg /Baypoint line. Our free shuttle (equipped with wheelchair lift) starts picking up in front of the main Orinda BART entrance 2 hours prior to performance time and loops approximately every 20 minutes.
Please arrive at Orinda BART no later than 30 minutes prior to curtain to ensure timely seating.
When you leave: The shuttle will pick you up from the courtyard and return you to BART immediately following the performance.
Call 511 or visit http://transit.511.org/ for public transportation schedules and assistance.
HOURS OF OPERATION
The Bruns Amphitheater picnic grounds open 2 hours prior to the performance start time, and are closed to the public at all other times.
The Bruns Box Office opens 2 hours prior to the performance start time for same-day ticket sales and “Will Call” only. To purchase advance tickets, call 510.548.9666.