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The Grove Seating Chart

Ticket Prices*

SCS MemberRegularSeniors 62+, military w/IDStudent w/valid ID, Youth ages 6* – 18
Elevate your experience with stellar seats +  table ledge for wine & food (except on row A).
Classic Seats – Take in the panoramic views and the full beauty of The Grove with these splendid seats.
Classic Box Seats – An intimate arrangement with good sight-lines for the full action view. Capacity: 6 guests
Groundling – General Admission
Groundling Blanket – Up close and personal, picnic or just lounge away and enjoy!
Groundling Box – Perfect for groups, friends and family, picnic and share a spectacular night. Capacity: 8 guests

Members get $5 off tickets plus more benefits!

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The gate to the venue (parking, picnic areas, concessions, wine bar & beer garden)opens 90 minutes before the show. SCS members get early entry into the theater for seating one hour before the show starts, admission to seating for non-members is 45 minutes prior to the show time.

*Ticket prices do not include Santa Cruz City Admission Tax fees and handling fees. Children age 6 and above are welcome to attend our performances; no children under age 6 please.


Rows A-G in the Premium Section
Rows H – L in the Classic Section
Most Groundling Blanket directly in front of the stage


Members receive $5 off regularly priced tickets. Join or Renew today!

(Member prices do not apply to already discounted tickets, such as senior, military, preview and Fringe tickets).

Events or SeatsPromo Deal
Tues. & Wed. Pay What You Will Preview PerformancesChoose any seat, you choose the ticket price (minimum. $5)
Thursday Preview Performances$25
Groundling Rush$25 (one hour prior)
Fringe Show$27.50
Staged ReadingsFree (parking fees apply)
Group Ticket Sales – groups of 10+ to same performance15% off ticket price + more see below for details

Group Discounted Ticket Sales

Save 15% on tickets! Groups of 10 or more to the same performance receive 15% off the ticket price.

  • EARLY ENTRY Enter The Grove venue 90 minutes prior to performance to picnic and socialize. Seating into theatre 45 minutes prior to showtime.
  • BACKSTAGE TOURS Please inquire in advance to arrange a tour for your group.
  • POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS After the play, stick around for a free, brief, post-show conversation with a cast member from the show. Engage with the artists, learn about the production and share your insights about the play. *Dependent on performance date.
  • PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS Let us know if you need specific promotional materials to aid in promoting your group outing to one of our shows. We can provide a variety of collateral to engage your group members.
  • MULTIPLE-AREA SEATING Tickets do not have to be in the same price level.

To receive the group discount, tickets must be purchased by calling the Box Office at 831-460-6399.


Youth Ticket Program

Santa Cruz Shakespeare offers a free youth ticket to a Shakespeare play, the 2021 production will be Twelfth Night. Youth 18 years of age and under will receive a free groundling ticket with a purchase of an adult groundling ticket.

Suitability for Youth

Children age 6 and above are welcome to attend our performances; no children under age 6 please. For children six and older, please familiarize yourself with the plays before ordering tickets.

While SCS’s summer festival plays are not specifically geared towards children, we do strive to be a theatre that welcomes younger audiences. The plays generally run between two and three hours in length, and you are the best judge of your children’s ability to enjoy each play.

What are the “All-Ages Matinees?”
This year, we are offering three matinees that are for patrons that wish to bring any family member of any age. All patrons, regardless of age, need a ticket. However, do note that we do not change artistic content for these productions. You are the best judge of what is appropriate for your children and use your discretion.

Ticket Exchange Policy

Tickets are not refundable. You may either exchange your tickets for the same production or donate your tickets back to Santa Cruz Shakespeare.

Ticket Exchanges: Ticket exchanges are free for SCS members and $3.00 per ticket for non-members. Ticket exchanges can be made up to 24 hours prior to the published start time of the performance. Tickets are not exchangeable between productions.

Ticket Donations: You may donate unused tickets and receive a tax-deductible receipt from SCS for their cash value by turning the tickets in to the Box Office at least one hour prior to the ticketed performance.

To make a ticket exchange or to donate unused tickets, please call the box office at 831-460-6399.