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Address: 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone Number: 831-459-2121
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Shakespeare Santa Cruz is a professional theatre company in residence at...

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!

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Fantastic setting

You can't ask for a better setting to watch a play. The acting was also very good. They announced at the beginning of the play that it was the company's last season in this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
Chris W
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

You can't ask for a better setting to watch a play. The acting was also very good. They announced at the beginning of the play that it was the company's last season in this particular venue, but I'd strongly recommend checking them out where ever they end up.

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Thank Chris W
Santa Cruz, California
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Go to the outdoors performances in The Glen. You will never forget it. The acting, production and direction is fantastic combined with the beauty of the glen...a can't miss experience.

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Thank CBeattie14
Petaluma CA
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Superb troupe, wonderful presentation. On the brink of bankruptcy Patrick Stewart stepped up and helped ensure its continuation for a bit. Quite the treasure.

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Thank bburson
Watsonville, California
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30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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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Thank Alexandrasmom817
Santa Cruz, California
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 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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Thank Kekerica
Central Coast
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73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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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Thank PasoWarrior
Oakland, California
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

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Thank Robert L
Mountain View, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank ebd328
Santa Cruz
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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