SUMMER 2024

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This summer, we're launching a new week-long training program for high school students! Our High School Shakespeare Intensive will include workshops and rehearsals, and it will culminate in a performance on the Grove mainstage!

This unique opportunity is only open to 16 students, so don't miss out - register now before all the spots are taken!

Click the button below for details!

Founded in 2014 as a newly independent theatre company, SCS continues a 40-year tradition of staging bold productions of the plays of Shakespeare and other great playwrights. Throughout our history, hundreds of thousands of people, young and old, have been enthralled, engaged, and energized by what we bring to the community.

Inspired by Shakespeare, we create and strengthen our community by bringing audiences and theatre artists together to celebrate stories about our collective humanity. Matching a fearless aesthetic with transparent financial responsibility, SCS is passionate about theatre that is inclusive, inquisitive, and that engages with the contemporary moment.

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New Food Options At the Grove!

New Food Options At the Grove!

We have partnered with Coffee Nine (a new joint venture from Jeff Whiting of Whiting’s Foods and Chef Mo L’Esperance) to elevate your concession options during a pre-show picnic and throughout the performance. Beverages include a selection of wine and beer, sodas, as well hot tea and coffee. Pair your drinks with deliciously curated charcuterie boxes or a variety of gourmet sandwiches and satisfy your sweet tooth with kettle corn, churros, cookies and more. Concessions and wine bar open an hour before the show begins.

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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.

Click here to learn more about us and our values.

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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.

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.

Mike Ryan (Heminges), Charles Pasternak (Condell), Paige Lindsey White (Elizabeth/Emilia), Miles Blue (Ed/Issac), Jono Eiland (Ralph/Barman/Compositor/Francisco), Allie Pratt (Rebecca/Anne) Photo Credit: Kevin Lohman

Join the Excitement at Santa Cruz Shakespeare!

Join the Excitement at Santa Cruz Shakespeare!

SCS Members enjoy early access to tickets, exclusive discounts, and other great perks!