Box Office

Sam Jackson in Project Ahab; or, Eye of the Whale, 2015 (photo: Jim Norrena)

Advance tickets

At the current time, no tickets are available for purchase due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Single tickets: $30-$38 + $2.60 service fee depending upon the performance (previews are $22).

Buy tickets

Advance tickets are also available by phone through Brown Paper Tickets at 800.838.3006.


Door tickets

Remaining tickets are always available on a sliding scale at the door:
Fri-Sun: $38-$15
Previews and all Thursdays: Pay-what-you-can!

For more information by phone

Please call us at 510.558.1381 

For subscriber reservations

Email us, call us at 510.558.1381, or reserve online:
Click “BUY TICKETS” and reserve by “buying” tickets on the date you’d like to attend.  Use your subscriber code at checkout (you’ll see the code on that page; hit the “APPLY” button) and you won’t be charged for the tickets.

Rudy Guerrero* in The Lady Matador’s Hotel, 2019 (photo: Jim Norrena)

We regret that we have halted subscription sales for the current season.

2020 Season Subscriptions are on sale now – starting at only $59!

Subscriptions are available for our 30th anniversary season for the same low price as last year.  Enjoy world-premiere plays in the uniquely intimate setting of the Berkeley City Club!

  • Reserved seats—the best in the house!
  • No complicated schedules!
  • No need to commit to dates in advance!
  • Same bargain rate for every performance!
  • Any ticket good for any show—anytime!
  • Personal reminders before a show opens and closes!
  • Special invitations to readings, concerts, auctions, and more!








Note to current subscribers: Any unused tickets from your 2020 subcription will be valid through 2021.  If you would like to donate back any portion of your subscription or request a refund, email us at or call 510.558.1381.

As a subscriber, we know you believe in what we do here at Central Works. Won’t you please also consider a tax-deductible donation?

Donate Now

You can also subscribe and/or donate by check. Please mail your check to: Central Works PO Box 9771 Berkeley, CA 94709


The Berkeley City Club is closed to the public until further notice.

Click here for a larger map and directions.


Julia’s at the Berkeley Club is open Tuesday through Saturday, 5:00pm – 8:30pm (last reservations). Enjoy dinner before a show and get a 15% discount on your food (tax & bev not included). RESERVE NOW

Grab a cocktail or a glass of wine before the show in Julia’s Lounge, open Tuesday through Saturday, 4:30pm–8:00pm.


Street parking can be difficult in the neighborhood.

Public Transportation:

The Berkeley City Club is about a 10 minute walk from the Downtown Berkeley BART station or you can hop on a bus (1, 1R, 51B or 49) and get off at Durant & Dana in less than 5 minutes.

Paid parking is available at:

Douglas Parking lots at 1st Congregation Church of Berkeley across the street from the City Club (with entrance on Channing Way) or The Trinity Lot at 2362 Bancroft Way.

The Metropolitan residential building (2315 Ellsworth) has public parking until midnight.

The Dana/Durant UCB lot, with entrances on Bancroft and Durant (open for public parking after 5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday and on weekends).

The Telegraph/Channing Garage (2431 Channing), with entrances 1 block East of the Berkeley City Club on Durant and Channing.

Click here for a useful site for parking options in and around the area.

Parking rates and availability can vary depending on events on the UC Campus.  You may want to check the Cal Bears and Cal Performances schedules before your visit.

Accessibility Questions

The Central Works performance space is wheelchair accessible.  We appreciate advance notice of any special needs, and will make all efforts to accommodate all requests. Please address any accessibility questions or requests to the box office manager by calling 510.558.1381 or emailing

Julia’s at the Berkeley City Club