The William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre is located on the UC Berkeley Campus in the foothills overlooking the San Francisco Bay and with spectacular views of The Campanile, The Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Mount Tampalpais and San Francisco. Throughout its 100 year+ history, it has hosted a variety of entertainment and famous personalities including Theodore Roosevelt, Sarah Bernhard, Luciano Pavarotti, and the 14th Dalai Lama. Popular music artists have included Bob Dylan, The Talking Heads, The Grateful Dead, Phish, Elvis Costello, Daft Punk, R.E. M., Pearl Jam, Joan Baez, Van Morrison, The Gipsy Kings, Paul Simmon, James Taylor, Dave Matthews Band to name a few.
For many artists, The Greek Theatre is among their favorite places to perform. As one visiting patron pointed out, “The Greek in Berkeley is one of those venues you wish were in every city!” The Greek Theatre is one of those extraordinary venues that make any event or concert a truly remarkable experience for both the artist and the audience – one not to be missed!
Another Planet Entertainment has been the exclusive promoter for this venue since 2004 and continues to set the standard for environmentally responsible concert production through its efforts at the Greek Theatre. In 2006, the Greek Theatre was the first major music venue to fully implement an environmental program during an entire concert season. In 2007, APE again made history at The Greek by becoming the first major music venue to implement a venue-wide composting program, with all food scraps, cups, plates, utensils and napkins being collected and sent away to be composted. There is also an onsite “Green Team” to help educate concert attendees as to what is recyclable and compostable.