Berkeley Repertory Roda Theatre

Berkeley, CA | arts/entertainment

The Roda Theatre creates an epic space with the proportions for significant new shows while retaining an intimate engagement with the audience.

Site Plan

Compact and intimate, the Roda’s 600-seat proscenium theater offers a large stage, full fly tower, and adjustable stage floor. The new theater creates a strong street presence through a dramatic three-story lobby, balcony, and stair that overlook Downtown Berkeley’s Arts District. The addition’s red brick façade and courtyard link the new theater to the existing 400-seat house and the neighboring Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, completing a half-block entertainment complex. The Roda serves as a cornerstone and catalyst for the success of Berkeley’s Arts District.


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

Downtown Berkeley Association Award

AIA Design Award


Project Stats
  • Client

    Berkeley Repertory Theatre

  • Size

    27,893 sf


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