“Nestled in a new home in a eucalyptus grove, it’s one of the few remaining true repertory companies in the U.S.”  – SF Gate

“SCS is one of the 5 best summer theaters in the Bay Area” – San Jose Mercury


Santa Cruz Shakespeare wishes to thank everyone who attended our 2019 season and made it such a success. We had over 17,000 visits to The Audrey Stanley Grove this summer. From the critical and financial success of our mainstage season to our free staged reading series, we hope you found something to enjoy. As importantly, we hope you shared the experience with your loved ones, family, friends, and neighbors. We are so fortunate to occupy a space in the heart of this incredible community, and we look eagerly forward to welcoming everyone back to The Grove in 2020!
                                                                                                                                -Mike Ryan, Artistic Director


Santa Cruz Shakespeare (SCS) is a nationally recognized theatre company that matches unparalleled professional performances with unparalleled outdoor beauty in the heart of Santa Cruz. Guests to Santa Cruz Shakespeare are welcome to come early to the show, pack a picnic, bring wine, beer, and take in the scenery. Santa Cruz Shakespeare is the only outdoor theatre company with sweeping views of the Monterey Bay.


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

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