Ticket & Pricing Info

Thank you to all who made our 2016 Season a resounding success! Check back in December for updates on the 2017 Season.

The Grove Seating Chart


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Ticket Prices*

SCS Member Regular Seniors 62+,
military w/ID
Student w/valid ID,
Youth ages 6* – 18
Premium $47 $52 $48 $16
Classic $43 $48 $44 $16
Groundling $35 $40 $36 $16

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Tickets for The Fringe Show: Orlando: all seats $20
Previews: All seats $20

Groundling Rush Seats: $20
Available ONE HOUR prior to performance at the box office only.

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

New for 2016!
Groundling Box Reservations – Three Groundling “boxes” are available for reservation. Purchase the whole box for $320 for use by up to 8 patrons. Please call the box office to reserve a box.


Weekend with Shakespeare August 12, 13, 14

Join Shakespeare and classics scholars and artists for two days of lectures, discussions, and demonstrations about this season’s mainstage productions.  New this year is a Teacher Training Day on August 14! Attend the lectures only, or attend the lectures and see the plays at a great discount! Click over to our Community Events page for a full schedule of events.

Lecture only: $50 members / $55 non-members*
Lecture + 2 play package: $135 members / $150 non-members*
Teacher Training Day: $25

*Lecture only and Teacher Training Day tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office or online. Packages (lecture + 2-plays) must be purchased by phone to ensure the exclusive reserved seating.

Group 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 one hour prior to performance to picnic and socialize.
  • 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.

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.