Raising the Bard in San Diego!





Valentine’s Day Sonnets 

- Tuesday Feb. 14 2017. 2.30-3.30pm
- Kissing Sailor Statue, Harbor Drive, near the Midway Museum
- There will be prizes for select readings. Surprise prizes for couples reading
- Alex Sandie directing


 Annual Shakespeare Birthday Celebration (Members and Guests only)

- Sunday, April 23rd, 2017. 2-4 pm.
- At a private residence in La Jolla (with a great view and a theater in the garden!)
– San Diego Shakespeare Society members will receive an invite via email


Our Twelfth Annual Student Shakespeare Festival

Presented in association with the San Diego Theatre Educators Alliance (SDTEA).

- Saturday, April 29th, 2017. Noon – 4pm.
- The Prado pedestrian promenade, Balboa Park, San Diego
– This is our flagship event, with hundreds of students performing 10-minute scenes on multiple stages.

>> See more info about the San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival




Join us for one of these regular informal events in San Diego with the Bard, starring you! All welcome. Free. Anyone can join in the reading or just come along to listen. Parts are re-assigned before each scene so everyone who wants to can read. These popular readings are fun, interactive, creative, and great public speaking and acting practice. They are also a good way to meet other people who are interested in Shakespeare and his work.  

Our new reading location is Barnes and Noble Bookstar at the historic Loma Theater in Point Loma!! We’ll be holding our regular first Tuesday of the month open Shakespeare readings there, 6.45pm-8.30pm. This is the monthly reading that used to be held at the Upstart Crow in Seaport Village (which has now closed down). Bookstar is on Rosecrans Street (actual street address is 3150 Rosecrans Place), San Diego, CA 92110.

 Next open reading at Bookstar Point Loma…

- Richard III
Tuesday, February 7th 2017. 6.45pm-8.30pm.
Free. The public is very welcome
– Directed by actor and director Tom Haine


Next open reading at the Downtown Public Library…

- King Lear
Sunday, February 19th 2017. 2pm-4pm.
– Free. The public is very welcome

- We meet on the 4th Floor in the library
- Directed by Cherie Peacock


Next open reading at the La Jolla Public Library…

- King Lear
Sunday, February 5th 2017. 2pm-4pm.
– Free. The public is very welcome

- Free tea, coffee and scones provided by The Brick and Bell Café
- Directed by Cherie Peacock



>> See full reading schedule and get more info about open readings