Welcome Center at the Bruns

Questions, enthusiasm, or feedback? We're here for you.

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.


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Directions & Parking

Directions to our Administrative Offices, main Box Office, and Rehearsal Hall:
701 Heinz Ave.
Berkeley CA 94710


Click here for directions to performances at the Bruns Amphitheater.



BART AND AC TRANSIT

Take BART to either the Berkeley or Ashby station, then take AC Transit Bus Line 49 to the corner of 7th Street and Heinz Ave. Proceed west down Heinz Ave (towards the cul-de-sac). You will pass Magic Gardens on the right, and at the following driveway, turn right into the Cal Shakes parking lot. Enter through the first door on the left.

CATCHING THE BUS
  • From Berkeley BART: AC Transit Bus 49 stops in front of Ross (at Shattuck Ave and Allston Way).
  • From Ashby BART: AC Transit Bus 49 stops in front of The Ashby Stage Theatre
    (at Ashby Ave and Martin Luther King Jr. Way).
  • From San Francisco: AC Transit Line Z runs from San Francisco bus terminal to 7th and Heinz.

Call 511 or visit http://transit.511.org/ for public transportation schedules and assistance.

DRIVING FROM SAN FRANCISCO
  • Take the Bay Bridge (I-80 E) toward Oakland.
  • Stay on I-80 E toward Berkeley/Sacramento.
  • Take the Ashby Ave exit. Keep left at the fork in the ramp.
  • Merge onto Ashby Ave.
  • Turn left onto 7th St.
  • Turn left onto Heinz Ave. The Cal Shakes Offices are at the end of Heinz Ave
    (which dead-ends at the railroad tracks) on the right.

DRIVING FROM WALNUT CREEK
  • Merge onto CA-24 W toward Oakland.
  • Take the I-580 W exit toward San Francisco.
  • Merge onto I-80 E toward Berkeley/Sacramento.
  • Take the Ashby Ave exit. Keep left at the fork in the ramp.
  • Merge onto Ashby Ave.
  • Turn left onto 7th St.
  • Turn left onto Heinz Ave. The Cal Shakes Offices are at the end of Heinz Ave
    (which dead-ends at the railroad tracks) on the right.

FREE SHUTTLES
Emery-go-round offers free service from the MacArthur BART station to West Berkeley Bowl on Heinz Avenue (see link for map and schedules).
West Berkeley Shuttle offers free service from the Ashby BART station to 700 Heinz (stop is across the street from us) in the morning and reverse in the late afternoon (see link for map and schedules).

PARKING
Park in the parking lot in front of our building in the spaces marked for California Shakespeare Theater patrons and staff. There is also limited street parking.