William Shakespeare, considered the finest English playwright and author to ever have graced this planet, live until 1616. His plays continue to provide entertainment and are especially enjoyed by a broader audience during the summer months at Shakespeare in the Park events and festivals. Some plays are actually free to see while others require tickets and charge a fee.
Please confirm before going. These schedules were released months ago and it is possible that some of the dates and productions have changed.
Shakespeare in the Park Cupertino July-August
Woodward Shakespeare Festival June-July
GARDEN GROVE: Orange County Shakespeare
LAKEPORT: Shakespeare at the Lake July
LAKE TAHOE: Incline Village Shakespeare in the Park July-August
LIVERMORE: Livermore Summer Shakespeare Festival June-July
LOS ANGELES: Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles June-July
LOS ANGELES: Independent Shakespeare Co. Griffith Park June-September
LOS ANGELES: Griffith Park Shakespeare Festival June-September
MARTINEZ: Shakespeare in the Park July-August
Also Vallejo, Oakland
MARIN: Marin Shakespeare Company's Shakespeare in the Park Marin June-September
MERCED: Shakespeare in the Park September
8-16, 2018. The Merry Wives of Windsor
MARTINEZ: Shakespeare in the Park Martinez July-August
ORINDA: Shakespeare in the Park Orinda California May-October
PETALUMA: Free Shakespeare on the River August 23-
September 2, 2018
Alls Well that Ends Well
Foundry Wharf Green
625 2nd St
PLEASANTON: Shakespeare in the Park June-July
REDDING: Twelfth Night June 8-10, 2018
Shakespeare in the Park
Riverfront Park Amphitheater
behind Redding Civic Auditorium
700 Auditorium Dr.
Admission- pay want you can, bardinthepark.org
June 8, 201, 7:30 p.m.
June 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
June 10, 2018, 2 p.m.
One of Shakespeare's most beloved romantic comedies comes to Redding this summer. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket to the Park next to the Sundial Bridge.
Redwood City Shakespeare August
Hamlet - Tragedy
RIVERSIDE: Shakespeare in the Park April
SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Shakespeare
SAN DIEGO: San Diego Old Globe Theater Shakespeare July-September
SAN FRANCISCO: San Francisco Shakespeare in the Park
SAN PEDRO: Shakespeare by the Sea June-September
SANTA CLARITA: Shakespeare in the Park Fest July-August
SARATOGA / SAN JOSE:
Sanborn Park, Saratoga
Willow St. Park, San Jose svshakespeare.org
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Shakespeare by the Sea
TEMECULA: Shakespeare in the Vines June-August
THOUSAND OAKS: Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival June-August
TOPANGA: Will Geer's Topanga Theatricum Botanicum Shakespeare June-October