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Free Shakespeare in the Park

The 38th season of Free Shakespeare in the Park (2020) became Free Shakespeare at Home due to the pandemic. King Lear was directed by Elizabeth Carter.

Shakespeare on Tour

Shakespeare's antic comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor was originally scheduled to start in the Fall of 2020. The start date has been postponed to Spring 2021 due to the pandemic. This 55-minute show will be performed in Shakespeare’s original text. Alternate educational offerings are being developed for Fall 2020.

Tailor Made Residencies

Tailor-Made Residencies bring San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s 30-plus years of educational and theatrical expertise to students for an immersive experience that they will never forget! Collaborating with classroom teachers, we create curriculum that is specifically tailored to their learning objectives and their students.

Midnight Shakespeare

Midnight Shakespeare teams inner-city youth and professional theater instructors to create a dynamic alternative learning opportunity. Specifically targeting under-served neighborhoods, students work in an ensemble atmosphere to strengthen verbal and written communication skills while building an appreciation for technique, discipline and sacrifice - all necessary ingredients for achievement.

Bay Area Shakespeare Camps

Study Shakespeare in a fun, supportive atmosphere, learn the skills needed to perform the plays, and make new friends with similar interests! We offer Shakespeare Camp programs for ages 7-18. A Virtual Shakespeare Camp program is being offered in response t the pandemic.

Adult Education

SF Shakes is deeply committed to lifelong learning, and provides opportunities for adult community members to explore Shakespeare's plays regardless of their experience or background.