Berkeley, California, in the 1960s, was characterized by a free-wheeling mix of anti-establishment politics, radical life-style experimentation, struggles for racial and gender equality, and a profound respect for traditional cultures able to survive and even flourish outside the commercial "mainstream." Since its founding in 1968, the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse has been deeply rooted in that aspect of Berkeley's culture that embraced freedom, tolerance, cooperation, and innovation.
Doc’s Lab is a versatile subterranean performance venue located at 124 Columbus Avenue between Jackson and Pacific on the western edge of the Jackson Square Historic District—a neighborhood with a long history of food and entertainment dating back to the Barbary Coast Era of the Gold Rush. Inspired by San Francisco, and particularly North Beach’s rich history in literature, culture and the arts, Doc’s Lab offers a unique experience complemented by artisan cocktails and Chef Justin Deering’s cuisine.
The Throckmorton Theatre consistently seeks to afford talented artists and audiences the necessary freedom and support to take creative risks, and to view the world from fresh perspectives and to achieve new depths of insight and mutual understanding. Diversity and understanding among our artists and audiences is an essential component of the thriving creative environment that it strives to create.
The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts' three theaters and support spaces are available to book for performing arts events, meetings, conferences and educational activities.
The James Logan Center for the Performing Arts is a new, state-of-the-art, 594 seat, proscenium, theater located on the campus of James Logan High School in Union City.
Since it opened in 2007, the Bankhead Theater has welcomed a diverse range of artists and audiences, bringing them together to share the rich experience of live performance. Together with performances by the Resident Companies, local community groups, and touring shows, events at the Bankhead engage, entertain, and inspire audiences of all ages.
The Marines’ Memorial Theatre is an intimate 564-seat jewel box theatre located in the heart of San Francisco's theatre district between Union Square and Nob Hill. This historic San Francisco venue was built in 1926 to bring the best national, international and local Music, Dance, Author Talks & Lectures and theatrical/film presentations to Bay Area audiences.