Experience Santa Cruz Shakespeare at The Grove at DeLaveaga Park in the heart of Santa Cruz.

“This season’s Shakespeare plays, Measure for Measure and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, have not been produced by the Festival in a combined total of 44 years. They are joined by the Santa Cruz premiere of The 39 Steps, as well as a world premiere adaptation of Voltaire’s Candide. Whether you are new to Santa Cruz Shakespeare, or a long-time patron, our 2017 Season promises to surprise, suspend, and seduce you.”

Mike Ryan
Artistic Director


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Member Benefits

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 National Marine Sanctuary from our picnic glen.

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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