Raising the Bard in San Diego!


OUR ANNUAL STUDENT SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN BALBOA PARK, 2015

A wonderful afternoon of performance, theater art, and sheer enthusiasm in the beautiful surroundings of Balboa Park! This annual event is free and everyone is invited! Hundreds of students from schools from the city and county will perform 10-minute scenes from Shakespeare on a number of outdoor stages along the El Prado pedestrian promenade. There’s drama, comedy, music, dance, and fantastic costumes.

Now in its 10th year!!

Mark your calendar for 2015’s Student Shakespeare Festival:

  • Saturday April 25th, 2015
    12.30 – 4pm
    Balboa Park

>> See more info about the Festival

Teachers! There’s still time for your class to participate in the festival.

>> See our Teacher Info page

Here’s our festival flyer for you to share or print out:

Click to see our 2015 Festival Flyer full-screen

Click to see our 2015 Festival Flyer full-screen


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 San Diego in 2016. We can’t wait!

>> 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)

 


 

UPCOMING OPEN SHAKESPEARE READINGS IN SAN DIEGO

Join us for one of these regular informal evenings 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.

shakespeare at the beach

(Image: Courtesy La Jolla Riford Library)

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.

We hold open readings every month at several locations including:

  • Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffee Shop, Seaport Village
  • Encinitas Library
  • La Jolla Library
  • Central Library in downtown

>> See more info and the schedule of upcoming readings

 


WATCH THE SAN DIEGO SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY 2014 OLD GLOBE CELEBRITY SONNETS PERFORMANCE!!!

Recorded at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park, San Diego. October 13th 2014

 The video was recorded and edited for us by Shamus Brown. THANKS SHAMUS!