All guests are invited to enjoy their time at the William Randolph Hearst Theatre located at the University of California, Berkeley, while prioritizing safety and a harmonious experience. To maintain a seamless and secure environment, we kindly request all attendees to adhere to the following house rules, which are in place to prevent conflicts or complications.

Prior to attending the venue, we advise you to review the venue’s house rules to acquaint yourself with customary practices in the area. It’s important to note that specific rules may vary or be modified based on the particular concert or event, as determined by the event management. Rest assured, our aim is to provide you with an informative guide to assist you in understanding what is permissible and prohibited within the theater premises.

Should you require additional information or seek clarifications regarding the house rules of the William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre at the University of California, Berkeley, please do not hesitate to contact our team at +1 (510) 871-9225. Our staff is readily available to address your inquiries and provide the necessary assistance.


Only service animals, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), are permitted within the Greek Theatre. According to the ADA, a service animal is a dog that is individually trained to assist a person with a disability.

Service animals are required to be harnessed, leashed, or tethered at all times unless unique circumstances exist. In situations where a service animal is deemed to pose a safety threat to other guests and employees, or if the animal is not housebroken, the guest may be asked to remove the animal from the premises.


Please be aware that events may impose age restrictions, and these restrictions can vary from one show to another. We kindly advise you to consult the event page of each specific show for information regarding any applicable age restrictions.


Please anticipate a bag inspection and visual security screening as part of the entrance process at the Greek Theater. Large bags, large backpacks, large purses, and suitcases are not allowed to be brought inside the venue.


The venue strictly prohibits guests from bringing alcohol or any illicit substances into the venue. Instead, alcoholic beverages are available for purchase exclusively by individuals who are 21 years of age or older and can provide valid identification as proof. It’s important to note that the management reserves the right to cease alcohol sales at their sole discretion at any time.

Furthermore, smoking is prohibited within The Greek Theatre, except in specifically designated smoking areas.


The use of flash photography and professional cameras, including SLR cameras or cameras with detachable lenses, is strictly prohibited. Cameras allowed must be of the point-and-shoot variety and small enough to fit in a pants pocket. Furthermore, recording equipment, such as camera stands and audio/video recording devices, along with laser pointers and other electronic devices, are not allowed. Tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are also prohibited.


Bottled Water: One (1) factory-sealed plastic bottle allowed per person. Guests may bring empty Reusable Plastic/Nalgene Bottles to the Greek. No Metal Bottles are allowed.
Cameras: Subject to artist approval. Small, point-and-shoot cameras with non-detachable lenses. The camera must fit in the front pants pocket.
Strollers: Strollers are permitted in the venue but are not permitted in any seating areas. Strollers are to be checked and held at Guest Services
Seat Cushions: Small, non-metal seat cushions are allowed.


  • Aerosol Cans
  • Animals/Pets (except service animals)
  • Audio/Video Recording Equipment
  • Balloons, Beach Balls or Related Items
  • Cans, Bottles, or Glass Containers. Guests may bring empty Plastic/Nalgene Reusable Bottles to the Greek. Guests will be required to discard the contents of any reusable bottle brought onto the property.
  • Chains, Studded Bracelets, etc.
  • Coolers or Ice Chests
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Large Bags
  • Laser Pens and Pointers
  • Noisemaking Devices (i.e., whistles, air horns)
  • Outside Food or Beverage, etc.
  • Moshing and crowd surfing.
  • Professional Photography Equipment (Detachable lenses or lenses longer than 2 inches) Tripods, Monopods and Selfie Sticks
  • Poles/Sticks to Display Flags, Banners, etc.
  • Skateboards, Rollerblades, Bikes, etc.
  • Unapproved pamphlets, fliers, handbills, etc.
  • Weapons of any kind (i.e., pepper spray, tear gas, handcuffs, stun guns, etc.)
  • Umbrellas

In adherence to safety protocols, entry will be denied to guests found in possession of prohibited items. Illegal items will be confiscated and handed over to law enforcement authorities. Should a guest be discovered within the venue with a prohibited item, the item will be confiscated, and the guest may face ejection from the premises.