Tickets & Guest Information

Ticket Sales

Online Sales

Tickets are available online up to two hours before each performance at

Tickets generally go on sale three months in advance of an event.

In-Person Sales

In-person ticket sales begin one hour before each performance at the venue designated on the event listing.

Exchanges & Refunds

Tickets are non-refundable, except in the case of an event cancellation.

Tickets may be exchanged for another performance during the same season (subject to availability) up to close of business the day prior to the event.

Please note that our ticketing is currently managed by Cal Performances in Zellerbach Hall. For ticket confirmations or exchanges, contact the ticket office at 510-642-9988 or

Ticket Prices (2023/2024 season)

  • Students (all ages, any school): $10
  • UC Berkeley Employees: $15
  • Seniors (age 65+): $15
  • Full Price: $20

Planning Your Visit

Masking Guidelines

  • In line with University Health Services guidelines, we are currently not requiring guests to be masked at TDPS events. 
  • However, the CDC still recommends masking in crowded indoor settings, and we support and respect each person’s choice to wear a mask if that is their preference. 
  • Please remain vigilant in protecting the health of our shared space by staying home if you are feeling unwell.
  • Masking requirements are subject to change depending on public health conditions and University policies.

Arrival & Doors

Please plan to arrive on campus 30–40 minutes prior to an event to ensure that you are in your seat before showtime. Unless otherwise communicated, the lobby doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance, and the theater opens 20 minutes prior to the performance.

Due to the varying nature of our productions, we cannot guarantee late seating for any performance. Please plan to arrive on time to ensure that you will be admitted.


Visit our facilities page for directions to Zellerbach Playhouse, Durham Studio Theater, and other venues.


Detailed information, locations, and pricing of nearby parking lots can be found on Parkopedia. Occasionally, two or more campus events occur on the same day or evening, which can make finding a parking space more challenging. See Cal Performances' parking alerts for updates on known possible parking conflicts.


We strive to make our venues and events welcoming and accessible to everyone. If you require an accommodation for effective communication or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in an event, please email with as much advance notice as possible. We generally require at least seven days advance notice to ensure that an accommodation can be made.

Accessibility Features

  • All TDPS performance venues are wheelchair-accessible. To reserve a space, please email before purchasing your ticket.
  • Assistive-listening devices are available for performances in Zellerbach Playhouse. Please request these devices from the box office or front of house staff when attending a performance.
  • ASL interpretation and closed captioning services may be arranged upon request. Please email with as much advance notice as possible (at least 7–10 days in advance).
  • To locate accessible entrances to our venues, visit our Facilities Information page.
  • For additional resources related to campus accessibility, visit the Berkeley Disability Access website.

Attendance & Ticket Policies

Complimentary Tickets for TDPS Affiliates & Students

Complimentary Tickets

  • TDPS faculty, staff, graduate students, declared majors, work-study employees, and production participants are eligible for a limited number of complimentary tickets to Playhouse and Studio Productions. (Please note that there may be exceptions for some performances or productions.)
  • Please email to request a link to the complimentary ticket form.

No Student Turned Away for Lack of Funds

If you are required to attend a performance for a class and purchasing a ticket presents a financial burden, you may email to request a complimentary ticket. Please include the class title and your instructor's contact information with your request. Requests must be received at least three business days before a performance.

Order Confirmations

Order Confirmations

For online ticket orders, please ensure that you receive either a confirmation page or email upon completion of your order. If there is an error and you do not receive at least one form of confirmation, please confirm your order with the Cal Performances ticket office by calling 510-642-9988 or emailing

Late Seating

Late Seating

Due to the varying nature of our productions, we cannot guarantee late seating for any performance. Please plan to arrive on time to ensure that you will be admitted. 

Some productions allow for late seating at specific times during a performance. You may be asked to wait in the lobby until it is less disruptive to enter the theater.

Late seating is never permitted in Room 7 (Zellerbach Hall) and is rarely permitted in Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall).

Wait Lists for Sold Out Performances

Wait Lists for Sold Out Performances

If a show is sold out, you may come to the venue to be put on a wait list beginning one hour before the scheduled performance. Patrons must be physically present and may only place their own names on the list. At five minutes prior to performance time, available tickets will be sold/issued to patrons on the waitlist. List position is forfeited if a patron is not present when their name is called.

Child Policy & Parental Guidance

Child Policy

Young people are welcome at TDPS events. Since performances require a sustained attention span, please be considerate of both your young ones and other guests by excusing yourself with your child if they become disruptive during a performance.

To ensure that everyone enjoys the show, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Children age 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Every patron, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket of admission to enter the theater.
  • For children under the age of 1, you may request a “babes-in-arms” ticket free of charge from the box office with the purchase of an accompanying adult price ticket. This “babes-in-arms” ticket entitles the child entry to the theater provided that the accompanying adult holds the child in their arms.
  • Children over the age of 1 are eligible for the student ticket price.
  • Please note that there are currently no diapering/changing tables in Zellerbach Playhouse.

Parental Guidance

Some shows contain mature content, language, or themes. Please carefully consider whether a performance is appropriate for children before planning to attend with young people. To help you make an informed decision, please feel free to contact the TDPS box office for specific information about a show’s content: