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Address: 1156 High St, The Grove at Upper DeLaveaga Park: 501 Upper Park Road, Santa Cruz 95065, Santa Cruz, CA 95064-0001
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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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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

Reviewed 31 October 2016
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

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 

Thank SpecialK0721
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Reviewed 24 August 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 !!

Thank Carole B
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 August 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.

Thank jshimogu
Portland, Oregon
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 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.

Thank Chris W
Santa Cruz, California
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 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.

Thank CBeattie14
Petaluma CA
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 3 December 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.

Thank bburson
Watsonville, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 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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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 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 

Thank Alexandrasmom817
Santa Cruz, California
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 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 

Thank Kekerica
Central Coast
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88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 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.

Thank PasoWarrior

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