The curtain has closed on our very successful 2021 Summer Festival.

We are filled with gratitude for the support our community has shown as we returned to live outdoor performances while navigating the challenges of COVID-19.

Thank you!

As we turn our attention to our 2022 Summer Festival, we are excited to announce three new productions: A World-Premiere of The Formula by Kathryn Chetkovich - inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Ellen Maguire, and a co-production with Blissfield. Twelfth Night and The Tempest by William Shakespeare will round out the festival.

Performances will take place next summer at The Grove in DeLaveaga Park.

Tickets will be on sale in early 2022.

We hope you will join us! See you in The Grove!

Our Mission

Our Mission

Inspired by Shakespeare, we create and strengthen community by bringing audiences and theatre artists together to celebrate stories about our collective humanity.

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Read a statement from our Board President and Executive Staff about SCS’s commitment to racial justice and our plans to make the theatre more safe, equitable, and accessible for BIPOC artists, administrators, and technicians.

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Enjoy Member Perks

Enjoy Member Perks

SCS is a major community success that continues to grow, and your membership is key. It enables us to create the theatre experience you want and provides the artists the resources they need to produce quality productions to reach and inspire new audiences. As a valued member of the SCS family, you’re offered a variety of benefits.

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is a nationally recognized theatre company delivering riveting live performances under a breathtaking outdoor Eucalyptus Grove.
Santa Cruz Shakespeare is a nationally recognized theatre company delivering riveting live performances under a breathtaking outdoor Eucalyptus Grove.

An Experience Like No Other

An Experience Like No Other

Santa Cruz Shakespeare performs at The Audrey Stanley Grove at DeLaveaga Park. Come early and enjoy the full outdoor theatre experience! Bring your own picnic basket, wine & beer, and see the wonderful views from our picnic bluff dining area while you enjoy a socially distanced pre-show dinner.  You may even purchase wine & beer from our bar plus food and beverages from our concessions partners.

SCS returns to live, outdoor performances in Summer 2022!

SCS returns to live, outdoor performances in Summer 2022!

Tickets will be on sale in early 2022.  Become a member today to enjoy early access to discounted tickets plus other great perks!

Latest News

Latest News

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Safety Guidelines at The Grove

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