Announcing our 25th Anniversary Season:
Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo & Juliet
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Announcing our 25th Anniversary Season:
Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo & Juliet
Learn More
Announcing our 25th Anniversary Season:
Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo & Juliet
Learn More
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Still ticketless. Still admission-free. Always magical.


We are bringing Cardenio & Henry IV to 16 locations this summer- and as always, all performances are admission-free!  Get ready to gather in a park near you to be swept away into a world of storytelling! 

Our summer season runs through August 3. This is a season of change that honors our traditions, while embracing our future! This year’s locations are a combination of new and touring favorites.




Thursday 7/18 at 7pmCardenio Performance 

Manhattan Beach: Polliwog Park

Friday 7/19 at 7pmHenry IV Performance 

Manhattan Beach: Polliwog Park

Saturday  7/20 at 7pm- Henry IV Performance  

South Pasadena: Garfield Park

Sunday 7/21 at  7pm- Cardenio Performance 

South Pasadena; Garfield Park 

For more information about each location or upcoming performances, check out our locations page

Join the sea of support for SBTS by becoming a Big Fish!

The reality is that admission-free Shakespeare is far from free to produce. Every summer, we say that it’s our Big Fish family of donors who truly make the magic happen, and it’s absolutely true.  Your donations directly contribute to our ability to present this program, making a real difference in people’s lives. Our Big Fish donors create waves of needed support. Please consider donating to help us bridge our funding gap and keep SBTS admission-free! 

Donate today!


We have moved to a new building

We have had to move our operations base as our Little Fish Theatre building is being sold for redevelopment. 

We are thrilled to announce that through a partnership with Beach Cities Health District, we will be in residence there for the next three years while we seek a permanent building. BCHD and the City of Redondo Beach have been welcome advocates for our arts programs. We are are so grateful to be able to occupy a vacant suite on the BCHD campus. This partnership will allow us to continue to prepare for our summer festival, offer our year-round programming at Little Fish Theatre, and expand our programs. As arts creators, we know that live theatre and the arts are a vital part of the health and wellness of every community. Both of our organizations believe in promoting a culture of connection by delivering live shared experiences to multi-generational audiences and making a positive impact on our local communities. 

Our new address is: 

514 N. Prospect Avenue Ste L-1

Redondo Beach, Ca 90277 

Add a picnic at Point Fermin performances!

Watching timeless tales told while the sun sets at some of L.A. and Orange County’s most beautiful parks is priceless. A fantastic way to support SBTS at Point Fermin performances is to purchase a picnic to enhance your experience. Stage side dining plus free Shakespeare equals perfection!  
Picnics will be ready and waiting for you one hour before showtime. All picnic sandwiches include fruit, chips and a soft drink. 


**Only available at Point Fermin Performances

Reserved seating for you and yours is just 100 flyers or a Facebook Event away!

Join our Club100 by distributing flyers or become a Facebook Socialite.

Bard’s Bites Boxed Picnics are Back!

Add one of our 4 delicious picnic options to your evening to make your SBTS experience even better! A complete picnic that is ready and waiting for pickup upon your arrival. Order yours today! (Only available at our San Pedro performances.)

How You Can Help

Become a member of SBTS’ Big Fish Family

by making a donation to support our upcoming live performances. All donations are welcome – both large and small – they all add up and help SBTS stay afloat!

SBTS Actor Fund

If you love our actors as much as we do, then please consider showing your affection by offering direct support for rehearsal and performance wages of the SBTS actors with one of these gifts:

Corporate Sponsorship

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.  Support our Admission Free performances and see your ad here.

Huge THANKS to the following sponsors:

SBTS is supported by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture as part of Creative Recovery LA, an initiative funded by the American Rescue Plan.

SBTS thanks Fastlane Transportation for their generous sponsorship!

Shakespeare by the Sea is a proud member of