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Santa Cruz Shakespeare

Organization Mission

Inspired by Shakespeare, we create and strengthen community by bringing audiences and theater artists together to celebrate stories about our collective humanity.

The Big Idea 2023:
Transportation Fund for Students

Often, schools in Santa Cruz County run into transportation difficulties when planning a school trip to enjoy a production at The Grove. To alleviate expense issues, SC Shakespeare provides funds for buses, allowing these schools to bring students to a professionally-produced Shakespeare or classic performance at an outdoor theater.

Our goal is to ensure that every single high school student in Santa Cruz County has seen a live, professional production of a Shakespeare play by the time they graduate. We extend the summer season into September each year to offer student-only matinees.

Please help us expand opportunities to more students.

The performance was a master class in physical comedy, energy, and commitment to specific acting choices! Here are 2 responses from my students: 'This made me laugh so much and this is the thing I want to do for the rest of my life.' 'This was amazing. I'm not the biggest fan of Shakespeare but I was hanging on every word.'


Helena Bradford, teacher, SC High School