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Woodminster Amphitheater

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Address: 3300 Joaquin Miller Rd, Oakland, CA 94602-2646
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+1 510-531-9597
11:00 - 16:00
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Summer tradition

It's a must. Our family has been attending summer theater here for years and the quality of production continues to improve. Each season features 3 different plays usually for 3... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
pam c
Danville, California
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Danville, California
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

It's a must. Our family has been attending summer theater here for years and the quality of production continues to improve. Each season features 3 different plays usually for 3 different audiences so keep in mind some shows will have smaller children while some shows will be appropriate for adults only. The venue is rustic and outdoors. The weather can... More 

Thank pam c
Hayward, California, Usa
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158 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

I must confess that we only attend when one of our friends is in the cast. But this is a great venue for enjoying regional theater. My seat at my last visit was unusually uncomfortable but the overall experience was great. Arrive early for better parking. There are lots of opportunity for picnicing before curtain. There is also light meals... More 

Thank Robert O
Berkeley, California
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Reviewed 15 August 2015

Saw "The Producers." I previously saw it on Broadway, and my companion was familiar with the movie. We both enjoyed it immensely! Outrageous and hilarious. The theater itself is terrific for a summer evening - in Joaquin Miller Park amid tall trees. There is plenty of parking for $5/car and there are proper indoor restrooms. The seats are reserved seating... More 

Thank Deborah M
Fremont, California
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Reviewed 25 June 2015

We have gone to Woodminster Amphitheater. Its in Joaquin Miller Park. Its an outdoor theater with reasonable ticket prices. There is parking by the theater. Since its in a park, we have enjoyed doing a picnic before the performance.

Thank mini
Galt, California
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165 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

Our friend, Jerry Lee, was starring in "Les Miserables". The show was great. The cast had good voices with the main characters having very good voices. Of course, Jerry Lee has a great voice. The sets were very good and so were the costumes. We had a hot dog there which was quite tasty. We will definitely make the long... More 

Thank weyesowl
Oakland, California
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Inexpensive summerstock type venue in pretty setting in Oakland Hills. Classic musicals done by some young professionals with lots of community participation. Fun family atmosphere. Kids welcomed.

Thank Rich510
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Great opportunity to see the theater under the stars at reasonable prices. You can even get one child ticket i free for each adult ticket the day of the show. Check out their website for ticket details. You can even bring your own food and drinks in! Many people like to come early and have a picnic before the show.

Thank nederdeb
Oakland, California
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185 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The other reviews have all the details, about Woodminster's WPA roots, the fountains and pools. It is just a great spot in the hills, great views, and a great spot to enjoy a play outdoors, When we moved to the area almost 20 years ago, the pools and fountains were in very poor shape, but fortunately residents sorted out how... More 

Thank Mark M
Piedmont, California
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284 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Woodminster is good for the occasional performance, but most of what they perform is old standards, many of them dated. The seating is marginally comfortable and the dining area is infested with yellow jackets. We don't go here very often.

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

This historic outdoor theater is in an incredibly beautiful setting in a redwood park. Go here to see a reasonably-priced classic musical on summer evenings. Walk to the theatre from below, along the lovely array of fountains, pools and waterfalls which adorn the path. These were built as WPA projects during the 1930's and have been restored, so that all... More 

Thank Janet W

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