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.
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Judith Rich
The weather was nippy. I wore sweater, sweatshirt, down vet, sneakers, and brought a blanket. .
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Reviews & Ratings

189 ratings
4.4 average rating
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125 events
93 reviews
33 stars
attended Jul 13 2014

Les Miserables was as good as it gets–can't imagine enjoying any performance of this musical more than this one at Woodminster (and I've seen it on Broadway, in SF when SHN brought it here, at the movies, etc.)!

The story is wonderful, the voices...continued

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59 events
47 reviews
24 stars
attended Jul 12 2014

Lucky for us this cast performed here instead of San Francisco's or New York's Broadway, which they certainly could easily have done. The talent of each lead performer, including the supporting cast members, was simply amazing. We were part of the...continued

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26 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 11 2014

Lovely setting
Great views
They have pop-corn, hot dogs, drinks or any variation and are not expensive.
You can bring your own food and beverages too

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More Information



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

Comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended. Since Oakland summer evenings are sometimes chilly, jackets are suggested.

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

Picnic tables are available throughout the park on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also some picnic tables within the amphitheater that can be reserved through Producers Associates for a nominal charge of $10. For information about reserving picnic tables, call 510-531-9597 or email

You’ll probably want to arrive no later than 6:00pm to have time for a leisurely picnic before the show starts promptly at 8:00pm.