Be a “Big Fish” with Shakespeare by the Sea!

All donations (large & small) make a huge difference to SBTS – they all add up.

We need your support! 

Before learning that we would need to move our entire operation, we envisioned raising the festival budget before the season started so we could retire those ducat buckets on stage. Wouldn’t that be great?
Your early support could make that a reality. This season will cost $279,620. With committed tour fees, government and individual support to date, we have secured 34% of the budget. But we have a long way to go.
We need to raise $182,864 by June 1.
In addition to the funds needed to support the admission-free season, we have significant moving expenses for the relocation to our new building in Redondo Beach. 

Join us as we embark on this new chapter by becoming a BIG FISH!


How much will help?  If 10% of our audience committed $200, we‘d make it! 

If you haven’t had the chance to donate lately, please join the Big Fish Family and make a meaningful difference in our mission. If you are already part of our Big Fish family, thank you! 


Donors before June 1 at the $200+ level, receive a limited edition T-shirt with our new logo. You will be mailed a gift certificate to pick up your merchandise at any performance during the summer. 

We are immensely grateful for your generosity over the years. Your support makes it possible for us to invest our energy and talent in creating accessible and treasured theater experiences for multigenerational audiences in over 13 communities. Whether through donations, volunteering, or attending our performances, your contribution is what makes admission free Shakespeare a priceless experience.

  1. I’d like to support the Festival.
  2. I’d like to support the SBTS Actor Fund.

Our Individual Giving Level Perks
Flying Fish ($50) Program listing
Gold Fish ($100) All the Flying Fish perks, PLUS 5 Big Fish Bucks
Sun Fish ($250) All the above, PLUS reserved festival seating
Sword Fish ($500) All the above, PLUS an SBTS tote bag or mug*
Angel Fish ($1000) All the above, PLUS an SBTS T-shirt*
Trigger Fish ($2500) All the above, PLUS an SBTS blanket* and 5 additional Big Fish Bucks
Mermaid ($5000) All the above, PLUS Opening Toast VIP invitation with Stageside Dining for 2

(*turn in your merchandise voucher at the show!)

Individual Donor List

More ways to give:

Don’t want to donate online? You can download our Big Fish PDF form and mail it along with a check to:

Shakespeare by the Sea
514. N. Prospect Avenue Ste L-1 Redondo Beach, Ca 90277

or By fax: +1.310.507.0269

Donate Gift cards! Home Depot/Amazon/Lowe’s

We always need materials and supplies! Gift cards are a great way to help us! Send a gift card to us by snail mail or electronically to

Shakespeare by the Sea
514 N. Prospect Ave. Ste L-1 Redondo Beach, Ca 90277 

Why donate?

Without ticket income, SBTS must rely on your donations, tour fees and grants to underwrite 100% of the festival. 

All Donations – large or small-move the funding meter in a positive direction.

Please show your support this season by becoming a member of our BIG FISH FAMILY.

(Deadline for Festival Program recognition is May 2.