Berkeley Downtown Arts District

Once filled with auto body shops, Addison Street now rolls as the engine of Berkeley’s Downtown Arts District, with award-winning live theatre, live music, and performing arts education.  In 2016, Downtown Berkeley welcomed the new home of the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, which joined Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Aurora Theater Company, California Jazz Conservatory, Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, and the UC Theatre in the Arts District as well as forming a bridge to the UC Berkeley campus.

With one of the most innovative exhibition schedules for art, film and cultural happenings in the country, the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive is the cultural centerpiece of Berkeley.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre:
The Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre stages entertaining and adventurous shows produced in its two-theater downtown complex.

Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse:
A national icon for folk and traditional music, the Freight offers concerts nearly nightly in the Downtown Arts District.

Aurora Theatre:
Aurora produces intelligent, relevant, thought-provoking theatre in the Downtown Arts District.

The UC Theatre:
The UC Theatre Taube Music Hall is a multi-tiered, all-ages 1,400 capacity live music venue with a state-of-the-art Meyer sound system.