The intimate Greek Theatre is a completely open-air venue with no overhead protection. Additionally, umbrellas are on the venue's prohibited items list.
If you're seeking refuge from the sun, the best seats for shade are the Left Pit and the front rows of sections D, E and F. When the sun begins setting behind the stage, these seats will be the first to be shaded.
Sections C and D are at the center of orchestra seating and provide some of the best views of the stage. Like the closer Pit seats, ticketholders in the middle of the orchestra will have head-on views of the stage - but the distance from the stage makes it slightly easier on the neck to look up at the stage.
All orchestra seating is on chairs with a back.
The traditional layout of the Greek Theatre in Berkeley results in some interesting seating angles in Sections A and F. While some of the seats in these sections are as close to the stage (or closer) as Pit seating, the seats face the Pit instead of the stage. This creates regrettable sitelines for some, while others will appreciate the historic layout and won't mind the angle.
Seating in the Orchestra is on folding chairs with a back.