Community Events

Pre-show Discussions
with Directors and Designers

Prior to selected Preview performances, the director and designers of each play engage in a pre-show talk about their work and answer audience questions. Starts at 6:45pm. Performance ticket required.

Our Pre and Post Show Discussions are gratefully dedicated to the memory of Don Rothman.

The Taming of the Shrew (In the Glen)
Wednesday, 7/24
7:30pm performance

Henry V (In the Glen)
Wednesday, 8/7 at 7:30pm performance



Post-show Talkbacks
with the Actors

Join us for a post-show Q&A with the actors, immediately following these selected performances. Performance ticket required.

The Taming of the Shrew (In the Glen)
Sunday 7/28 2pm performance
Saturday 8/3 2pm performance
Saturday 8/17 2pm performance
Wednesday 8/28 2pm performance

Henry V (In the Glen)
Thursday 8/22
2pm performance
Saturday 8/31 2pm performance


Backstage Tours

Go behind-the-scenes at SSC with a peek into the backstage world. Space is limited, so please make a reservation by contacting Gina Marie Hayes at (831) 459-5109 or

Every Saturday at 12 noon from July 27th - August 31st.
Cost: $5
(payable by cash or check at the time of the tour)

**Note: Donors of $75 or more to SSC receive complimentary admission to the backstage tour as a donor benefit. Please be sure to mention you are a donor when making your reservation.



Noon at the Nick - in July. Catch us next year!

Bring your lunch (or grab a snack at the Nick’s concessions counter) and enjoy this extraordinary opportunity to meet SSC actors and staff as they discuss each production and answer your questions.

Location: The Nickelodeon Theater
201 Lincoln Street in downtown Santa Cruz

Date & Time: Fridays @ 12 Noon





Mahalo Mondays

Marco Barricelli at Bookshop Santa Cruz

Every Monday evening in August, Hula's Island Grill and Tiki Room will donate 10% of all food and beverage evening sales (made between 4:30pm and closing) to Shakespeare Santa Cruz! Support SSC and enjoy a fun and delicious evening at Hula's.

Location: Hula's Island Grill & Tiki Room
221 Cathcart St in downtown Santa Cruz , 831-426-4852

Date & Time: Every Monday in August, Starting at 4:30pm


Thank you to Bookshop Santa Cruz for our season preview on June 4!

Marco Barricelli at Bookshop Santa Cruz

Thank you for attending our Season Sneak Peek at Capitola Book Cafe