Box Office

Joshua Schell in RICHARD THE FIRST, 2012 (photo: Jim Norrena)

Advance tickets

Single tickets: $30-$38 + $2.60 service fee (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.

Julian Lopez-Morillas* in Wakefield, 2011 (photo: David Allen)

2019 Season Subscriptions are go on sale very soon – starting at only $59!

End of season special: Buy TWO 2-show subscriptions, and get ONE FREE guest ticket with a value up to $38!

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!

Learn about the 2019 season below:


Note to current subscribers: you can reserve your seats by email, by phone at 510.558.1381, or online (go to the TICKETS AND RESERVATIONS tab).

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

Learn about the 2019 Season below


a Kafka-esque comedy
written by Gary Graves
directed by Jan Zvaifler
Feb 16–Mar 17

Down the rabbit hole …


The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective

a cheeky thriller
written by Patrica Milton
directed by Gary Graves
May 4–Jun 9

Is Jack the Ripper at it again?

Roan @ The Gates

a political thriller
written by Christina Gorman
directed by M. Graham Smith
Jul 20–Aug 18


The Lady Matador’s Hotel

adapted from her novel
by Cristina García
directed by Gary Graves
Oct 12–Nov 10

author of last season’s hit, King of Cuba!


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.

Julia’s at the Berkeley City Club