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Shakespeare Santa Cruz

1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
831-459-2121
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Ranked #4 of 36 Attractions in Santa Cruz
Type: Performances
Owner description: Shakespeare Santa Cruz is a professional theatre company in residence at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Founded in 1981, SSC presents a... more » Owner description: Shakespeare Santa Cruz is a professional theatre company in residence at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Founded in 1981, SSC presents a season of Shakespeare and non-Shakespeare plays each summer, as well as a family musical each November and December. SSC is perfect entertainment for the whole family, and welcomes groups of all sizes! « less
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Watsonville, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is absolutely world class Shakespearean theater set in the Redwood Glen with fine actors and great direction. Like the Globe here in a Santa Cruz

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was our first visit to "the glen" and it was a perfect setting in which to view the Bard's works. Good acoustics, great set that blended perfectly into the natural splendor of the redwoods and fine acting all around. We saw the fringe show and were so impressed with these "interns." They are all wonderful actors and we loved... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My teenage daughter and I saw (and loved) all the comedies shown this season. The company brought some terrific talent to Santa Cruz this year--great directing, acting, and costumes. Nothing better than to experience the Forest of Arden in the redwood glen at UCSC. Shakespeare play on! Definitely plan to enjoy a couple of afternoons or evenings with the Bard... More

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Central Coast
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was fun to come back to this great outdoor venue and this production did not disappoint. One of the best Shakespeare plays done just right. Kudos to all who had a hand in the return of this great Santa Cruz tradition.

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Capitola, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Fine theatre. the whole experience works so,well. the outdoor setting, production values, creative interpretations. Great fun.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Now Santa Cruz Shakespeare (new organization, I guess...) two plays: As You Like It and Merry Wives of Windsor. The setting is gorgeous and the cast was SUPERB. GO!

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Santa Cruz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Shakespeare lives on in Santa Cruz! The festival has been reborn as Santa Cruz Shakespeare and the new organization has negotiated with UCSC to use the same location, the beautiful glen for the 2014 season which recently opened with 'As You Like It' and will be joined with 'Merry Wives of Windsor' and as in past years, a 'fringe' show... More

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Berlin, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The website states that SSC has closed its doors as of December 8, 2013? Could the staff of SCC kindly respond?

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Santa Cruz, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I've been attending the theater programs here for over 10 years. I guess I'm disappointed at them charging for parking to attend their performance. I also have ushered and disappointed when you volunteer your time you also have to pay for parking. I live the live arts and will continue to support them, as the performances are fantastic.

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Rainier, Oregon
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

After many visits to SSC, where my son has performed as an intern and later in Equity, it saddens me to know that "budgetary requirements" are closing the show. Hopefully, the local burghers of Santa Cruz will step up to the plate, and maintain this gem.

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