Explore Berkeley's arts, culture, and museums

Arts & Culture

Berkeley's creative scene engages at every turn. Wander through an artist's open studio, experience cutting-edge theater or tap your toes to rock n' roll -- there are many ways to spark Berkeley's creative side.

With more than 100 cultural arts organizations, including the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley is filled with world-class productions applauded by audiences and acclaimed by critics.

The Berkeley Cultural Trust is a champion for local studios and artists, and Visit Berkeley's updated list of local galleries and studios is another great resource for art travelers -- find it here.

On September 1, the City of Berkeley Health Officer Order issued an order that will require employees of certain businesses to be vaccinated while also requiring a portion of those businesses to also verify proof of full vaccination for patrons who are at least 12 years old. Vaccination verification of patrons starts Sept. 10; employee vaccination requirement starts Oct. 15.

See the full health order for details and exceptions