Built at the turn of the 20th Century, this theater has played host not only to the University 's graduation ceremonies, ... More
Greek Theatre (The)
Built at the turn of the 20th Century, this theater has played host not only to the University 's graduation ceremonies, but has also been one of the premier venues in the city for live shows, and one of the only under the open sky. Designed like a classical Greek amphitheater with its tiered concrete seating and immense stage, it seats 8,000, every seat is a good one, and the acoustics are fantastic. Since it is outdoors, be sure to bring a coat or sweater as it gets chilly even during the summer, and a blanket if you want to sit on the grass before the stage. Call to have a schedule sent to you. Prices depend on the show.
great views but hard on the arse! who cares about the venue tom petty was brilliant and a real highlight to our californian visit shame about the rather large lady who had just learnt to whistle between her fingers (sweetheart did you have to do it in the middle of the songs?)
Obviously you're going to miserable at a Tom Petty concert. Jesus. If I was working the sound/light board for that show I'd be falling asleep too.
Anyway, the Greek is a CLASSIC venue. I've seen several shows there, and I am more likely to go to a show at the Greek than somewhere else, because of the atmosphere.
It's a gorgeous outdoor venue with a view of the bridges, the bay, etc. Sound is awesome, and there isn't a bad seat in the house. But yes, geriatric ward, you may hurt your toosh on the rock seats.
My Fiance' and I saw Tom Petty at this venue and had an awful experience to say the least! There isn't enough parking for the amount of people. We had to park several blocks away and walk uphill for 15 minutes. The seating is on concrete benches with a few rocks thrown in. The seat numbers are spray painted on the concrete. There are only a few concession stands that are located at the entry of the sections, so the people standing in line for food/drink were blocking the entrance to the seats. There were only a couple of bathrooms to accomodate the massive amount of people. To top it off, the lights kept going out and would stay out for 20 minutes or more. Tom Petty even commented on the venue by saying, "that's what to expect with an older venue." Not when $150.00 is spent on tickets! We had an absolutely miserable experience at this venue as did others we overheard. It needs to be torn down!
We saw INXS at this theatre. What a show. There are no bad seats in the place. Bring small cusions to sit on and a blanket as this is an outdoor theatre. I will be going back to see another concert soon I hope!!!!!
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