Redwood City

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Getting to Sequoia High School

In Redwood City, Free Shakespeare in the Park is performed on the grounds of Sequoia High School. The performance space is located in the park bordered by Brewster Avenue, Broadway, and El Camino Real.

The address for the high school is: 

1201 Brewster Avenue at Broadway
Redwood City, CA 94062

The performance space is located in the center of the park:

Get custom directions to Sequoia High School.

Parking

Please note, parking in the area is extremely limited. Some options include:

  • Street parking off Broadway.
  • Street parking off Brewster
  • Street parking in nearby residential areas.

Redwood City Map

Public Transportation

The Redwood City CalTrain station is within walking distance from the high school and the performance grounds.

Redwood City Park Map

Access and seating

Performance Time

  • Saturday performances begin at 7:00 pm. Sunday performances begin at 4:00 pm. There is one 15-minute intermission. The show runs approximately two hours and twenty minutes, including intermission.
  • At a half hour before show time, a 15-minute Green Show is performed as an introduction to the show.

Access

  • The grounds are open all day long. Arrive early for best seating.
  • Seating is first come, first served.
  • Aisles and walkways will be marked. These spaces must be kept clear at all times.

General Seating

  • All shows are free to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. All seating is general.
  • Late arrivals are welcome! Be prepared to sit where you can find space; you may be able to move closer after intermission. If you arrive late, take care not to walk in front of the stage.
  • All unattended personal items, including bags, blankets, and ground covers may be removed when the show begins.
  • To ensure visibility for all patrons, umbrellas, tents and large shade structures are not allowed.
  • Lawn chairs of all sizes are welcome. Signage will designate the areas for tall chairs and short chairs.
  • The space is accessible for wheelchairs users. There are paved paths in the park.

What To Bring

  • A performance in Redwood City can start out warm and get chilly. We recommend wearing layers! There are only a few areas with shade in the park. Use sunscreen in all weather, and remember to stay hydrated. Check the weather report.
  • Blankets and ground covers are highly recommended.
  • To ensure visibility for all patrons, tents, umbrellas, tall or large tables, and shade structures are not permitted.
    Strollers are allowed, provided they are folded down during the performance and not blocking walkways or in the aisles.

Facilities

Restrooms

Restrooms IconPortable toilets are located on site, just behind where the audience sits.


Food and Drink

Food and Drink IconYou are welcome to bring your own picnics. A concessions table with snacks, candy, soft drinks, coffee and tea is available. Food options within driving distance include:

Food within walking distance includes:

Trash, Compost & Recycling

Recycling IconTrash, compost and recycling containers are located throughout the park. Please dispose of your trash. Pack out what you pack in.

Lost & Found

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  • Lost and found items are stored at the Information Table and Concessions.
  • After the performance, call the offices for San Francisco Shakespeare Festival at 415.558.0888.
  • Please be aware of personal items. The Festival cannot assume responsibility for lost or stolen items.

Medical

Medical IconFor any medical concerns, please visit the Information Table and Concessions located near the stage. Staff members will be in Staff t-shirts and can offer assistance.

Security

The safety and comfort of our patrons is very important. If you have a concern or witness unsafe activities, please speak with staff.

Information Table and Concessions

  • For questions and general information about SF Shakes, stop by the Information Table near the stage. Our staff will be happy to assist you.
  • A concessions table with snacks, candy, water, soft drinks, coffee, hot chocolate and tea is available. Cash and credit cards are accepted. All items are $2.
  • A Hospitality Manager is always on-site and can assist with a variety of questions and concerns about your experience or other SF Shakes programs.

Weather

  • A performance in Redwood City can start out warm and get chilly. We recommend wearing layers! There are only a few areas with shade in the park. Use sunscreen in all weather, and remember to stay hydrated. Check the weather report.
  • The setting sun may be intense. We advise bringing sunglasses, visors, and hats.

Emergencies

In the event of an emergency, please follow instructions from the Hospitality Manager or any announcements from stage.

Services for Senior and Handicapped Patrons

Parking

A limited number of handicapped permit parking spaces are available in the park. However, they are a short distance from the performance meadow.

Seating

  • While there is only limited designated ADA seating, we are happy to accommodate patrons to the best of our ability. If you get to the park and need assistance, please see the Hospitality Manager or a staff member.