Gala Celebrating 35 Years of SFSF

Thank you for making our 35th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser and Auction a resounding success!


On April 22 -- the day before Shakespeare’s birthday -- we hosted a our 35th Anniversary Gala Celebration at the Marines’ Memorial Club. Nearly 200 people gathered in the Crystal Ballroom to enjoy a Freemark Abbey wine tasting, a three-course dinner, live and silent auctions, and live performances in the same spirit as our popular 2017 “35 Famous Speeches in 35 Famous Places” series. The evening was a fun-filled look back at our past 35 years in San Francisco, and an exciting look forward toward our future!

Want to relive the Gala? Take a look at these stunning pictures by photographer Jay Yamada (password: hamlet 2017).

Thanks to our generous guests, the Gala raised tens of thousands of dollars in support of our 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Hamlet, as well as vital education programs including Midnight Shakespeare , Shakespeare on Tour , and scholarships for Bay Area Shakespeare Camps .