We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Shakespeare Santa Cruz

Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1156 High Street, The Grove at Upper DeLaveaga Park: 501 Upper Park Road, Santa Cruz 95065, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: +1 831-459-2121
Website
Description:

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!

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 45 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A must do when in Santa Cruz

What an experience! Shakespeare at Santa Cruz is in a stunning location with equally stunning actors. I have been to a few shows and have never been disappointed. Make sure you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
SpecialK0721
,
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 45: English reviews
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What an experience! Shakespeare at Santa Cruz is in a stunning location with equally stunning actors. I have been to a few shows and have never been disappointed. Make sure you bring your own blankets (although you can buy one there, and money goes back into the arts), food and comfy cushions for the chair. Light refreshments are available throughout... More 

Helpful?
Thank SpecialK0721
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The new location is great. The seating is very comfortable and it is easy to see and hear. The outdoor venue adds to the experience. Acting is good, lots of humor. We saw the Fringe Show with only intern actors and it was amazing. A definite must see !!

Helpful?
Thank Carole B
California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

A must see!! Outstanding acting and creative productions. And the new home at the Audrey Stanley Grove in Upper DeLaveage Park is a perfect setting for outdoor theater.

Helpful?
Thank jshimogu
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank Chris W
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank CBeattie14
Petaluma CA
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank bburson
Watsonville, California
Level Contributor
31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Helpful?
1 Thank Serafina1313
Lexington, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
149 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank Alexandrasmom817
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
Thank Kekerica
Central Coast
Level Contributor
76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank PasoWarrior

Travelers who viewed Shakespeare Santa Cruz also viewed

 

Been to Shakespeare Santa Cruz? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shakespeare Santa Cruz staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?