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

“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 News


We envision a community where generations are increasingly passionate and knowledgeable about Shakespeare and Live theater, a community that engages in active discussion about language and art and reaches for passion, connection, and empowerment.

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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