Ticket & Pricing Info

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Ticket Prices*

SCS Member Regular Seniors 62+,
military w/ID
Student w/valid ID,
Youth ages 6* – 18
Premium $50 $55 $53 $20
Classic $45 $50 $47 $20
Groundling $37 $42 $40 $20

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Member prices are our deepest discount! Join or Renew to receive $5 off regularly priced tickets.

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

Discounted Seats Prices (all seats)
Preview Performances $25
Groundling Rush $25 (one hour prior)
Fringe Show: Candide $25

Tickets for Staged Readings: A Most Dangerous Woman (Aug 8) and The Night that Never Existed (Aug 15): all seats FREE

*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.

Groundling Box Reservations – Three Groundling “boxes” are available for reservation. Purchase the whole box for $336 for use by up to 8 patrons. Please call the box office to reserve a box.

Is the 2017 Festival season suitable for children?
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.

Measure for Measure will be most appropriate for well-prepared middle and high school students who are able to handle the bawdiness of a brothel and adult themes of sex, the politics of sexuality, and the body.

Candide is suitable for well-prepared high school students who are able to handle themes of violence and sexuality. Please use your discretion when purchasing youth tickets for this production..

For The Two Gentlemen of Verona, we offer a free groundling youth ticket (ages 6-18) with each purchase of an adult groundling ticket. With some preparation, this bright, energetic comedy is suitable for the entire family.

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.

Weekend with Shakespeare August 18, 19; Educator’s Day August 20

Join Shakespeare and classics scholars and artists for two days of lectures, discussions, and demonstrations about this season’s mainstage productions.  Educator’s Day this year is on August 20th! Attend the lectures only, or attend the lectures and see the plays at a great discount! Click here for more information on this special weekend.

Lecture only: $50 members / $55 non-members
Lecture + 2 play package in premium seating: $145 members / $160 non-members

Lecture guests receive discount tickets to Weekend with Shakespeare when purchasing the Shakespeare play bundle package on August 18th and 19th only. Please call the box office directly for this special offer.

Educator Training Day: August 20th only $25
Educators who attend receive member prices on the two play package or regular single tickets for this weekend only.Lecture only and Educator’s Day tickets can be purchased at the Box 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.

Youth Ticket Program

Santa Cruz Shakespeare offers a free youth ticket to THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. Youth 18 years of age and under will receive a free groundling ticket with a purchase of an adult groundling ticket.


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.