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Performing at 2055 Center Street in Berkeley.

Family Memberships

Access the full season of shows (including this one!)

Benefits include:

  • Bring all the children in your family
  • Book as many shows as you want
  • We’re serious:
    As many shows as you want!
    Come every weekend!
    (We know you want to.)


There will be times when...

It’s not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet…but somehow you do it. This west coast premiere musical is based on Jacqueline Woodson’s most popular picture books, a #1 New York Times bestseller illustrated by Rafael López and featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices.

The Day You Begin is a poignant and heartening musical about finding courage to connect, even when you feel afraid.

Performance runs 50 minutes.

Recommended for 5+

(but all ages are welcome)

Directed by

Khalia Davis


Jacqueline Woodson


Toshi Reagon

Based on the Book By

Jacqueline Woodson

Play Dress Up With Us!

Take a look at our themed weekends and pose in our fun fashion shows!

Performance Schedule

Live Audio Description February 25 @ 10:30am by Europa Grace of Gravity Access Services is generously supported by the Ford Foundation

Download the Audience Guide

Learn about the show, actors, and FUN Llama facts! Click the image to download the guide.

Performing at BACT Berkeley Central

We’re thrilled to perform at the beautiful Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda, CA. 

Let us provide brunch!

Pre-purchase a Llama Llama Brunch Box and enjoy it during the show. Every Brunch Box includes…

  • Mini Bagels with Spreads (Cream Cheese and Jelly)
  • Assorted Pastries
  • Fresh Fruit Variety
  • Oatmeal Bars + Drinks

Yum! Perfect for parties of 4-5!

2055 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

Be prepared to show the following so you can have fun at the show!

  • Temperature Checks
  • Vaccination OR Negative Covid Test
  • Masks are required

COVID-19 Policy

We ask audience members to show up early to the show to go through our COVID Check-In process. Please read our COVID policy before coming to the show!