About Actors Ensemble

Actors Ensemble is a non-profit corporation which has been producing plays in Berkeley for over fifty years. We currently present four shows a year in Live Oak Theater.

We regard theater as a medium of entertainment, an opportunity for reflection, a stimulus for change. For this reason, we are dedicated to the idea of an acting company as an ensemble: a group of equals working together to give life to a playwright's ideas.

We select plays which give participants the chance to amplify their theater skills and to develop their capacities for communication. We hope to entertain our audiences, to stimulate and touch them, and to affect their lives.

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley stages it shows at Live Oak Theatre. The intimate 143 seat Live Oak Theatre is located at 1301 Shattuck Avenue (at Berryman) in North Berkeley, only a short distance from Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto and Solano Avenue restaurant districts.

Actors Ensemble is governed by a volunteer board of directors. And, the board of directors, actors, staff, and volunteers donate their time to maintain our community theater. As in the case with almost all performing arts groups, paid admissions defray only a percentage of our operating expenses. Your contributions are eagerly sought to help us meet present demands and to face the future with confidence. Cick Here to make a donation.

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Season ticket holders enjoy a discount off single ticket prices and get greater flexibility. (Season ticket holders simply call our reservation hot line to reserve seats for the performances of their choice, instead of having to commit to specific dates and times at the time tickets are purchased.)