Raising the Bard in San Diego!


THE 11th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO STUDENT SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Save the date for our flagship event!

  • Saturday, April 30th, 2016
    12:30 – 4pm

    The Prado promenade
    Balboa Park

The San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival is held annually in beautiful Balboa Park. We set up several open-air stages along the El Prado pedestrian promenade and Casa Del Prado area. Hundreds of students representing San Diego City and County schools, perform scenes from Shakespeare’s plays.

>> Find out more about the Festival

>> Festival information for teachers and coaches

 


CHECK OUT THE SAN DIEGO READER’S SONNET COMPETITION

Cash prizes. Closes April 20th.

>> Sonnet competition

 


COME TO ONE OF OUR MONTHLY OPEN SHAKESPEARE READINGS.

ALL WELCOME! READ OR JUST WATCH!

Join us for one of these regular informal evenings 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.

 

  • Sunday, February 14th, 2016
    2.30pm
    Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffee Shop, Seaport Village
    Special Valentine’s Day Sonnets. Alex Sandie directing

 

  • Tuesday, February 9th 2016
    6.00pm
    Encinitas Library, Encinitas
    Romeo and Juliet (part two).  Connie Boyd directing

 

  • Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
    6.45pm-8.30pm
    Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffee Shop, Seaport Village
    Tragic scenes. Rupert Essinger directing.
    Come prepared to suffer!

 

>> See more info about our open readings and complete schedule

 


COME TO TEA WITH THE BARD!

A NEW READING SERIES AT THE LA JOLLA LIBRARY

Selected readings from Shakespeare with free tea, coffee and scones provided by The Brick and Bell Café.

Expert direction by Cherie Peacock.

  • First Sunday of the Month
    2pm

    La Jolla Riford Branch Library, La Jolla
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SHAKESPEARE FIRST FOLIO TOURING EXHIBITION TO VISIT SAN DIEGO IN 2016!!

San Diego’s Old Globe Theater and San Diego Public Library have successfully led an effort to have the Folger Shakespeare Library‘s First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare touring exhibition come to the San Diego

  • The Folio will be exhibited at the Central Library, Downtown San Diego
    Saturday June 4th to Thursday July 7th, 2016

>> Read the article in the San Diego UT

>> Read the press release from the Old Globe

The cover page of a Shakespeare First Folio. (Photo: Old Globe)

The cover page of a Shakespeare First Folio. (Photo: Old Globe)