The UC Theatre specializes in extraordinary event planning that exceeds expectations. Whether you’re planning a private party, a gala fundraiser, a corporate event, or a once-in-a-lifetime family extravaganza, you’re in the right place.

An iconic movie house built in 1917, The UC Theatre is a multi-tiered music venue with a state-of-the-art Meyer Sound system, full kitchen, unlimited menu ideas, multiple bars, flexible venue configurations, and the ability to book bands and audience entertainment. We’ve got you and you covered!

Flexible floor configurations with 17,500 square feet include:
Banquet-style seating: 225 to 400 capacity
Reception-style event: 400 to 1,000 capacity
General Admission style concert: 1,000 to 1,350 capacity
Theatre-style seated event: 400 to 700 capacity

The UC Theatre can provide all of your event planning needs and services, including furniture and equipment rentals, photography, video projection, unbridled design ideas, live entertainment, music booking, lighting, and audio-visual systems. Our full-service caterer and beverage program will assist you with a customized menu to suit your needs and budget. We have an in-house caterer, California Rose Catering, and can also suggest preferred vendors.

We look forward to hosting your next event at The UC Theatre!

For more information, contact Max Mayeri: specialevents@theuctheatre.org

Private events held at The UC Theatre include:
Berkeley Community Fund Gala
Golden Gate Symphony
Meyer Sound Experience
Retirement Party
Drake’s Brewing Holiday Party
University of Berkeley Big Data Conference
BAMPFA Gala
Berkeley High School Jazz Fundraiser
Head Royce School Prom
Pandora Company Talent Show Party
Triple Rock Holiday Party
Downtown Berkeley Association Holiday Party
City of Berkeley Staff Conference
Chamber Bizz Connect Conference
Envision School Fundraiser
Jewish Federation Concert
Berkeley Chief of Policy Swearing-In Ceremony
Concert Career Pathways Graduation Ceremony
KPFA Benefit Concert
SEVA Benefit Concert
Bar Mitzvah Party

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