Event Space - The Monkey House

1638 University Ave, Berkeley, California 94703
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A charming and intimate performance space with the vibe of old Vaudeville. Excellent location with easy parking, three blocks from North Berkeley BART. Dimensions: 16' x 38' main area with 10' ceiling. 6' x 12' stage. 6 - 20" x 19" folding tables. Ceiling fans and air conditioning. 59 padded folding chairs, plus sofa and easy chair. (Unneeded chairs can be stored beneath stage or stacked against a wall. ) Full sound system including wireless handheld mics, additional mics and stands, 12-channel Mackie mixer, reverb, compression and effects. Reading/music stands with lights. Ceiling has been professionally soundproofed, but this is NOT a good location for very loud events such as rock bands with drums or dance parties with heavy bass. Six LED stage lights with programmable lighting board. Dimmable room lights. 2 mounted video projectors and pull-down screens: 72" screen onstage, 84" screen in front of stage. We have blackout curtains so presentations look great, day or night. Hard-wired video camera. Additional music gear available for reasonable rental: digital piano with weighted keys, acoustic and electric guitars, basses, amplifiers , Ludwig drum kit (brushes or bundles only) ADA-compliant bathroom. Audio and lighting tech available for additional charge. Small kitchen available for additional charge.

General Details

Type :Art/Theatre

Floor Level : 1

Length :38 ft

Width :16 ft

Ceiling :11 ft

Room Size :600 sq ft

Supported Room Configurations

Theatre : 65


  • Windows
  • Heat
  • AC
  • Bathroom
  • Elevator
  • Kitchen
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tables / Chairs
  • Permanent Stage


  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Whiteboards
  • Built-in AV
  • Built-in Screens
  • LCD Projector
  • Overhead Projector
  • Conference Phone
  • Video Conferencing


  • In house


Free parking nearby.

Special Restrictions

Prices vary by day. Lowest on Monday, highest on Saturday. No smoking. Outside food and beverages welcome as well as children and well-behaved dogs.

2 hour min

AMENITIES(flat rate)

kitchen access
keyboard rental
audio/lighting tech


NonProfit Discount
No smoking allowed
Wireless available

Cancellation Policy

100% back 45 days out

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