Shakespeare Festivals


California Shakespeare Outdoors

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.

Summer Shakespeare Festivals

Please confirm before going. These schedules were released months ago and it is possible that some of the dates and productions have changed.

CUPERTINO: Shakespeare in the Park Cupertino July-August

FRESNO: Woodward Shakespeare Festival June-July
Twelfth Night

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
Petaluma, CA

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.
Redding, CA
Admission- pay want you can,
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: Redwood City Shakespeare August
Hamlet - Tragedy

RIVERSIDE: Shakespeare in the Park  April

SACRAMENTO: Sacramento Shakespeare

  • Wildflower Women's Ensemble
  • Sacramento Shakespeare Festival

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: Silicon Valley Shakespeare 
Sanborn Park, Saratoga
Willow St. Park, San Jose

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

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