Venue Details

49 Star Starred
Woodminster Amphitheater
Sanborn Dr. and Joaquin Miller Rd. Oakland, CA 94602
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Judith Rich
f you attend, be advised that this venue is an outdoor amphitheater with very limited parking, requiring long walks up steep terrain to get to the venue itself. Bring a seat cushion, a blanket and a flashlight to find your way back to your car afterwards. The seats are hard plastic, narrow and the rows are steeply pitched. I felt like I was going to fall forward the whole time. People with back or leg problems should forgo this one. I don't think I'll attend another event at this venue.
Catch Me If You Can info Aug 19 2014 star this tip starred
Judith Rich
The weather was nippy. I wore sweater, sweatshirt, down vet, sneakers, and brought a blanket. .
Catch Me If You Can dress Aug 19 2014 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

37 ratings
4.1 average rating
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5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 11 2012

While this is a wonderful venue, the production was deeply sub par. The direction was lacking any understanding of farce, the actors had no sense of timing, and though the lead may be personable, he was horribly miscast.

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305 events
181 reviews
130 stars
attended Aug 19 2012

The full cast was wonderful. The Sondheim jokes were clear and made funnier by the sight gags. This is the best perf. of Forum I have ever seen. So funny, we laughed the whole way through. Especially Senex and Mrs. S., and Hysterium and star...continued

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26 events
14 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 10 2012

First rate acting & singing; good sets, fantastic live music. Hilarious lines and antics. What more could you ask for? Well, how about a beautiful outdoor theatre? That would be Woodminster. Lots of picnickers get there early and enjoy the...continued

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Please note:

This show includes sexual humor and situations, but nothing more graphic than is commonly seen on prime-time television.

This is an outdoor venue. Please be prepared for the weather.

There are bathrooms and snack bars inside the amphitheater. Coffee, hot chocolate, soft drinks, candy, popcorn and cookies are available for purchase.

This offer is not valid with the “Kids Come Free” tickets program, and you will not be able to reserve tickets from the box office under this program.