Shakespeare by the Sea

Our Shakespeare by the Sea’s 2020 season is almost here!

On behalf of our humble company of players, we simply cannot wait to show you everything we have in store for this summer.


Dive into our two productions for this year!
Jun 11 – Aug 15, 2020

Shakespeare’s love letter about love letters where a young king and his companions swear off love to focus on intellectual pursuits.  When a lovely princess and her ladies visit the palace, those lofty oaths immediately prove difficult to keep. It’s a veritable love match smorgasbord of romance.

Richard is the play’s remarkable, charismatic, and repulsive ringmaster – he takes the audience into his confidence as he plots to kill everyone before him in line for the throne. Being seduced by Richard’s shameless treachery is one of theatre-going’s most delicious guilty pleasures.

SBTS Actor Fund

California’s AB5 bill affects SBTS. If you love SBTS and love our actors as much as we do, then please consider showing your affection by offering direct support to our SBTS Actors with a $25/mo or a full year $300 gift. 

Become a BIG FISH with SBTS by making a donation to support the festival today.  All donations are welcome – both large and small – they all add up to funds that get spent on the set, costumes, flyers, gas, insurance — all those items necessary to our festival operations.

Southern California business owners – we need your support! Just think about how many of your customers are at our shows and will appreciate your support of Shakespeare by the Sea.
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We have Happy Raffle Prize winners!!!

If you have something you’d like to contribute to our raffle – trips, gift certificates, spa packages, or other special experiences — we’d love to have it.  Simply send an email to:

Looking back on our fabulous audiences in 2018:

A perfect evening in Manhattan Beach’s Polliwog Park, Saturday, August 11., 2018
A fabulous crowd met us in Laguna Niguel, Sunday, August 13, 2018
Rancho Palos Verdes - Hesse Park 2018
A beautiful sunset for our first day of tour at Hesse Park in Rancho Palos Verdes, Sunday, July 8, 2018

Videos of SBTS 19
Shakespeare by the Sea Hermosa Beach Valley Park – Video

Shakespeare by the Sea Henry V Slow motion battle fight scene – Video

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