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

Still timeless. Still ticketless. Still admission-free. Always magical.


We are thrilled to announce our 26th season of admission-free Shakespeare! 
Our season runs June 22-August 5, 2023. 
As always, each show will open at beautiful Point Fermin Park in San Pedro, before the tour commences. 
Location Information

TWELFTH NIGHT: Love, gender roles and class collide in Shakespeare’s timeless tale of Viola, separated from her twin brother Sebastian, in a shipwreck. Viola washes up on the shore of Illyria, and, in an astute survival plan, she decides to present herself as a page. Now known as Caesario, she is employed by Duke Orsino, who sends her to woo the lady Olivia. When Olivia falls in love with Caesario, Viola finds herself in the middle of a love triangle. Hilarious hijinks ensue when Olivia’s uncle Sir Toby, his mistress Maria, and friend Sir Andrew prank Olivia’s pompous Steward, Malvolio. If music be the food of love, play on! 

HAMLET: A shattered young Hamlet returns to Elsinore to attend his father’s funeral and his mother’s marriage to his uncle. A harrowing encounter with his father’s ghost informs him that something is rotten in the state of Denmark, and Hamlet is propelled down a perilous path of murder, madness and revenge. But when holding the mirror up to nature, who can he trust? Shakespeare’s enduring masterpiece returns to the festival in 2023. 

Our tour is booking up fast. We are excited to return to some of our favorite parks.

Performance & Tour Information

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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.)

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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:

Huge THANKS to the following sponsors: