Berkeley, CA: Hearst Greek Theatre

Country: United States of America
State: California
City: Berkeley
Location: University of California, Gayley Road

Open-air university theatre, built 1903 by John Galen Howard. Named in honour of the American newspaper publisher and benefactor of the universtiy, William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951). Opened 24 Sep 1903 with Aristophanes's "The Birds" (performed in Greek) and a dedication ceremony which included addresses by architect John Galen Howard, University President Benjamin Ide Wheeler, and William Randolph Hearst. 1957 renovations. 8200 seats.


Berkeley, CA: Hearst Greek Theatre Picture: the first performance in the theatre, Aristophanes's "The Birds", 1903
Front Text: "Hearst Greek Theatre, University of California"
Publisher: E. P. Charlton & Co.
Size: Classic
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Thanks to Tom Hansen for providing information on the history of this theatre.

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