Box Office

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

Advance tickets

$30 + $2.60 service fee.

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: $30-$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)

2017 Season Subscriptions are on sale now
starting at only $54

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!

You can still join us as a subscriber for the final shows in 2017
a 2-show subscrption is only $54; 2 tickets to use for any show anytime!


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 2017 Season below

Years in the Hundreds

Written by Jesse Potterveld
Directed by Gary Graves
Feb 18–Mar 19

Twin sisters, criminal misconduct
…and the strangest of bedfellows!

More info

Edward King

Written by Gary Graves
Directed by Gary Graves
May 13–Jun 11

a new comedy about finding your roots

More info


Written by Julie Jensen
Inspired by Robeck in Ending Life: Ethics & the Way We Die
By Margaret Pabst Battin © 2005 Oxford University Press
Directed by Gary Graves
Jul 15–Aug 20

A thought-provoking look at the right to die;
funny, touching, and very timely.

More info

Strange Ladies

Written by Susan Sobeloff
Directed by Jan Zvaifler
Oct 14–Nov 12

a Central Works Method musical
“Shout the revolution of women!”
the struggle to get the vote

More info


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