Berkeley Repertory Roda Theatre

Berkeley, CA | arts/entertainment

With a tight site and limited financial resources, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s design creates an epic space with the proportions for significant new shows while retaining an intimate engagement with the audience, a key draw of the Rep’s previous space.

Performance of the Miser at the Roda Theatre | Photographer: Kevin Berne

Compact and intimate, this 600-seat proscenium theater offers a large stage, full fly tower, and adjustable stage floor. The new theater shares a courtyard with Berkeley Rep’s existing 400-seat theater. Its façade creates a strong street presence through a dramatic three-story lobby, balcony, and stair that overlook Downtown Berkeley.


U.S. Institute of Theatre Technology Honor Award in Architecture

Downtown Berkeley Association Award


Project Stats
  • Client

    Berkeley Repertory Theatre

  • Size

    27,893 sf


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