Tickets & Guest Information

Ticket Sales

Online Sales

Tickets are available online up to two hours before each performance at tickets.berkeley.edu

In-Person Sales

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

Exchanges & Refunds

Please note that TDPS ticketing is currently managed by Cal Performances. For ticket confirmations, exchanges, or refunds, please contact the Cal Performances ticket office at 510-642-9988 or tickets@calperformances.org

Ticket Prices

  • Students (All Ages): $10 online / $12 at the door
  • UC Berkeley Employees: $13 online / $15 at the door
  • Seniors (Age 65+): $13 online / $15 at the door
  • Full Price: $18 online / $20 at the door

Planning Your Visit

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. The lobby opens 30 minutes prior to the performance, and the theater opens 20 minutes prior to the performance.

Directions

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

Parking

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.


COVID-19 Protocols

The current COVID-19 safety requirements for attending performances in our 2022/23 season are outlined below. Policies are subject to change throughout the season as necessary. Changes will be reflected on this page and communicated directly to affected ticket-holders via email.

Considerations Before Attending

If you are sick or have been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, have been in contact with someone known to be or suspected to have been infected with COVID-19 within the last 10 days, or are subject to a quarantine or isolation order, please stay home and do not attend a performance.

Masks Required Inside Performance Venues

  • Every guest is required to wear an appropriate mask while inside our performance venues. 
  • N95, KN95, KF94, or FFP2 masks are recommended, though cloth and surgical masks are also permitted. See below for details.
  • Up-to-date vaccinations are strongly recommended, though not required.

Choosing an Appropriate Mask

Appropriate masks fit snugly over your nose, mouth, and chin. When wearing cloth masks, we recommend double-masking with a surgical mask underneath to improve the fit. Unacceptable face coverings include masks with exhalation valves or vents, scarves, balaclava, bandanas, and neck gaiters.

Refunds & Exchanges

If you are unable to attend or uncomfortable attending a performance for any reason related to COVID-19, please contact the ticket office to arrange a refund or exchange:

Email: tickets@calperformances.org
Phone: 510-642-9988


Accessibility

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 tdps@berkeley.edu 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 tdps@berkeley.edu 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 tdps@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible.
  • 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 Students & Employees

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 refer to the Complimentary Ticket Policy for eligibility guidelines.
  • Please submit a Complimentary Ticket Request at least 3 business days in advance of your preferred performance.

No Student Turned Away for Lack of Funds

If you are required to attend a performance for a course and purchasing a ticket presents a financial burden, please email tdpsboxoffice@berkeley.edu to request a complimentary ticket. Please include the course number and the instructor's name with your request.

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 Zellerbach Hall ticket office by calling 510-642-9988 or emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Wait Lists for Sold Out Performances

Wait Lists for Sold Out Performances

If a show is sold out, please 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 and a quiet auditorium, 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:

  • Every patron, regardless of age, must have a valid ticket of admission to enter the theater.
  • Children who are disruptive will not be allowed to remain in the theater and their party may be removed at the discretion of the House Manager. No ticket refund will be given.
  • Children 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 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. If the adult wants the child to have its own seat, even if the child is less than one year old, the adult must purchase a full price ticket for the child.
  • Please note: There are currently no diapering facilities inside the theater or in the lobby washrooms.

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: tdpsboxoffice@berkeley.edu