Since 1968 Berkeley Repertory Theatre has grown from a small storefront theater into one of the country’s most outstanding regional theaters. Each year the organization reaches 190,000 people through its season of between seven and eleven plays, year-round school of theater, and center for the development of new plays. Renewed funding would support Berkeley Rep’s efforts to maintain its record level of subscribers, sustain its commitment to developing and commissioning new plays, and continue to make progress toward a $50 million campaign goal to support its operations and facility improvement plans.
About the Grantee
999 Harrison Street, Berkeley, CA, 94710, United States
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for general operating support
Berkeley Repertory Theatre produces ambitious new and classic plays and attracts 160,000 patrons annually. A local arts leader with a national reputation, it earned six Tony nominations in 2010. Renewed operating support would enable Berkeley Rep to stage challenging work at the highest professional level and deepen its commitment to cultivating an interest in the arts among schoolchildren in dozens of Bay Area schools, students in its youth theater programs, and increasing numbers of audience members under the age of thirty.