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 Keeping You Informed. . .

Please read on for an important update about Berkeley Playhouse and COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Dear Berkeley Playhouse community,

Our theater is closed but we are still working hard to keep our organization alive and our community connected. All our classes and youth rehearsals have moved online and remote. Our staff is staying connected through Zoom meetings and managing all the new remote technology. We are saddened to announce the cancellation of In the Heights, but our community's safety and heathy must take priority. We are heartbroken to be unable to provide a physical place of community gathering and performing arts for the Bay Area at this time.

As a non-profit organization, this is a HUGE hit to our finances, and are humbly calling on wonderful supporters like yourselves to lend a hand and help us recover from this.


The quickest and most efficient way is to make a contribution to what we are calling our “Recuperation Fund."

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation via:

  • Venmo - find us @Berkeleyplayhouse
  • Online at Berkeleyplayhouse.org
  • Mailed check made out to Berkeley Playhouse

In the short term, your donation goes toward helping us recoup losses and ensure our artists and staff are paid for their work on Memphis. In the long term, your donations will provide security for us to continue producing beloved musicals and allowing our Conservatory programs to thrive.


In the meantime, we will be creating and sharing lots of great new content in our weekly email newsletters and on social media in the coming weeks with the hope that it will help brighten these gloomy days. We will continue to send updates on our programming when necessary to keep you informed of our current status.

As one of many incredible Bay Area theaters, we are working together to raise each other up and support one another during these times. Our artists are coming together and finding ways to provide music, singing, dancing, and more from their homes and share that love with all of you until they can be on stage again.

On behalf of artists everywhere and all of us at Berkeley Playhouse, continue to stay safe and healthy—and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


Kimberly Dooley, Executive Artistic Director
Mary Lins, Managing Director

If you have questions or concerns about your tickets to our mainstage productions, please contact the Box Office at boxoffice@berkeleyplayhouse.org or call (510) 845-8542 ext. 351.



Please note the following information for classes:
- 1x/week classes: You will receive YouTube links to the e-mail address(es) that you put on our list at time of registration. Videos will be made by your child's teachers from their homes. They can be done on your own time, and students can repeat them as many times as they want.
-            Video links should be sent out no later than the next day after your originally scheduled class. Please be patient: This is a new format for us, and uploading videos can sometimes take more time than expected           .
- Core (2x/week) classes: You will receive a Zoom link day-of to join your class at the regularly scheduled time. 
- All: As scheduled, there will be no classes the week of March 30-April 3. 
- We will keep you posted on the status of re-opening the facilities, but please note: as long as the Shelter-in-Place is in effect and/or Berkeley Unified Schools are closed, we will continue with remote learning.
Upcoming sessions:
- Spring Break camps have been cancelled. If you had previously enrolled in Spring Break, your payment was refunded on 3/19.

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