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A Noise Within

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A Noise Within is one of only a handful of companies in the entire country working in the repertory tradition (rotating productions using a resident company of professional artists) and dedicated solely to producing classical dramatic literature. Each sea ...

African-American Shakespeare Festival

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African-American Shakespeare Company was established in 1994 by professional theater artists from the American Conservatory Theatres as an alternative answer to the “color-blind casting” initiative that began in the early 1990s.

Antioch Classical Theatre Company

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Antioch Classical Theatre Company is a non-profit theatre company committed to bringing together college and high school students with union artists in a professional theatre setting, producing high-quality shows that provide a valuable theatre-going expe ...

Arclight Repertory Theatre

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Producers of Shakespeare on the Square Festival in San Jose, CA.

AtmosTheatre

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Theatre in the Woods features two stages and a variety of performance spots

Berkeley Art Center

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Performances in Live Oak Park.

Berkeley Opera

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Performing at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts.

California Shakespeare Theater

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Founded in 1974 and performing at the Bruns Amphitheatre in Orinda, CA.

Carmel Shakespeare Festival

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(AKA Pacific Repertory Theatre)

Central Coast Shakespeare Festival

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Performing in San Luis Obispo, CA since 1990. Performing at the outdoor amphitheatre at the River Oaks Hot Springs located at 800 Clubhouse Drive in Paso Robles.

CityShakes

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The City Shakespeare Company serves the greater Los Angeles community by producing inventive, entertaining, and affordable Shakespeare plays in unconventional spaces. Our events are plays, picnics, parties, concerts, circuses, and art shows. Come play wit ...

Coeurage Theatre Company

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We are here to make all kinds of theatre: from avant garde to classical, from movement pieces to musicals, from the widely known to the brand spanking new. Our theatre serves as a place for company members to explore new works and for our audience members ...

Crown City Theatre Company

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Pasadena Shakespeare Festival founded in 1995 in Pasadena, CA. Seating capacity (inside venue): 65 Seating capacity (outside venue): 300+

Curtain Theatre

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Founded in 2000 and performing in Old Mill Park in Mill Valley, CA

Cutting Ball Theater

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Performing at the Magic Theatre of Fort Mason and The EXIT at 277 Taylor St.

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The Declan Adams Theatre Company is dedicated to staging Shakespeare’s works with a fresh vitality that showcases the genius of the playwright 400 years after his death.

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A company based in San Diego, CA. No longer operational? If this is your company, click the Contact Us link in the footer of this page to send us a message.

Foothill Theatre Company

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Founded in 1976 and based in Nevada City, CA.

Impact Theatre

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Performing at La Val's Subterranean Theatre.

Independent Shakespeare

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Founded in 1998 and performing at Barnsdall Park in Los Angeles, CA.

Intrepid Shakespeare

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Founded in 2009 and performing at the Compass Theatre.

Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival

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Founded in 1997 and based in Thousand Oaks, CA

Last Metro Company

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Last Metro Company was created as a means for artist to evolve while exploring ways to bring a fresh perspective to plays, both contemporary and classic. Equally important is carrying on the tradition of live theatre in a world where communication is fast ...

Livermore Shakespeare Festival

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Founded by Shakespeare's Associates and based in Livermore, CA.

Long Beach Shakespeare/Bard in the Yard

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The Long Beach Shakespeare Company in Southern California.

Los Angeles Shakespeare Company

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Performing in Los Angeles, CA.

Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company

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Founded in 1993 and performing in Los Angeles, CA.

Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival

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Founded in 1994 and performing in Los Gatos, CA. (aka Mid-Peninsula Shakespeare Festival)

Marin Shakespeare Company

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Performing each summer at the Forest Meadows Amphitheatre in San Rafael, CA.

Merced Shakespearefest

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Founded in 2002 in Merced, CA

Moonlight Stage Productions

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Moonlight Stage Productions, an award-winning regional musical theatre, is located in the North San Diego suburb of Vista, California. Avo Playhouse seating capacity: 382 Moonlight Amphitheatre seating capacity: 1200

Mountain Shakespeare Festival

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The Mountain Shakespeare Festival is a theatrical production company that specializes in producing stage renditions of the works of Shakespeare.

Murphys Creek Theatre

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Founded in 1994 and performing in Calaveras County, CA.

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Performing at Hamilton Amphitheater in Novato, CA. (Previously Shakespeare at Stinson) NOTE: This theatre is no longer in operation.

North Coast Repertory Theatre

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For over 25 years, the North Coast Repertory Theatre has received critical acclaim from media and audiences alike.

ODC Theater

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ODC is a groundbreaking contemporary arts institution with longstanding roots in the San Francisco community.

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Performing since 1991 in Ojai, CA.

Pasadena Shakespeare Company

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Founded in 1994 and performing in Pasadena, CA.

Patio Playhouse

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Patio Playhouse was incorporated in November of 1967 to establish a theatre group for theatrical arts education and presentation. For over three decades, we've been building a community of playgoers and participants by providing affordable, quality entert ...

Phoenix Theatre

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Founded in 1983 and performing in San Francisco, CA.

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Founded in 2001 and performing in San Diego, CA. No longer in existence?

Redlands Shakespeare Festival

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Founded in 2005 and performing in Redlands, CA. Free festival last three weekends every May in at the Redlands Bowl outdoor amphitheater.

Reduced Shakespeare Company

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Three-man comedy troupe which takes long important topics and makes them short and silly. Original producers of "Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" (1987); "Complete History of America (abridged)" (1993); "The Bible: The Complete Word of Go ...

Riverbank Shakespeare in the Park Festival

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Founded in 2003, and performing Shakespeare in Riverbank, CA.

Rocklin Shakespeare Company

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Performing at the Johnson-Springview Park Community Stage

Sacramento Shakespeare Festival

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Performing in William Land Park in Sacramento, CA

Salty Shakespeare

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Founded by Nancy Linehan Charles and Linda Wickens, Salty Shakespeare is a group of actors dedicated to making Shakespeare a part of everyday life—taking the greatest poet who ever lived out of the darkness and confines of the theatre into the streets.

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