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Directions to Live Oak Theatre

The Live Oak Theatre is located at 1301 Shattuck Avenue (at Berryman) in Berkeley, California.

Our home since 1967, the cozy 143-seat Live Oak Theatre is attached to Live Oak Recreation Center, within beautiful Live Oak Park in North Berkeley

From I-80: Exit University Ave. Go east and turn left on Shattuck. Stay right when Shattuck splits after Vine. The theatre will be on your right.

From Hwy 24: Exit on Berkeley. Go west down Tunnel Road onto Ashby. Turn right on Shattuck. Stay right when Shattuck splits after Vine. The theatre will be on your right.

Public Transportation: Use the Bay Area's Take Transit Trip Planner or, From BART: Stop at Downtown Berkeley. Head north on Shattuck toward University Ave. Either catch the AC Transit bus 7, 9 or 43 across the street and get off at Henry & Berryman, or catch a cab around the corner, or walk the 0.9 mile to the theatre, which will be on your right.

Free curbside parking is allowed on Shattuck and Walnut Streets, on either side of Live Oak Park, between Rose and Eunice Streets. Parking is also allowed on Berryman, west of Shattuck.

Dine nearby! Check out Restaurants in the Berkeley Area for info on nearby eateries. The Live Oak Theatre is 2-3 blocks from the Gourmet Ghetto (North Side/Shattuck Avenue) and Solano Avenue restaurant districts

Show Times and Tickets
Most performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm. Typically there will be one Thursday evening performance for each production. Open seating. Ticket prices for the 2009 & 2010 season are $15 general admission and $12 for students and seniors.

Buy your tickets in advance here, or at the box office. The box office opens 30 minutes before curtain. At the box office we accept cash and checks only—no credit cards.

Season ticket holders enjoy a discount off single ticket prices and get greater flexibility. Season ticket holders simply call our reservation hot line to reserve seats for the performances of their choice, instead of having to commit to specific dates when tickets are purchased. Learn more about season tickets and the current or upcoming season.

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Thank You

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $5,200.00 awarded in 2016. This will enable us to continue to provide free or low cost opportunities for community members to participate in the life changing activities of theater arts.

Newsflash

AE is the heart of Berkeley theatre! As Berkeley's longest running theatre group, we're dedicated to providing area residents with opportunities to attend, participate in and be helped through theatre. And we're ALL volunteer-based, so we need YOU to keep us going!