Sacramento Shakespeare Festival

Embrace your inner thespian and come get jolly at the Sacramento Shakespeare Fest! Put on by City Theatre at Sacramento City College, this festival has been up and running for more than 20 years. Their mission is to “provide top quality Shakespeare performances and training to the Sacramento community,” through expert production and “the most experienced and professional artists in the Sacramento area.” The first show of the festival will be Shakespeare’s (obviously) Love’s Labour’s Lost, a story of the King of Navarre and his three lords, who have sworn off women for three years and then get a surprise visit from … you guessed it, the Princess of France and her three friends. The second show of the festival will be the classic (and one of my personal Shakespearean favorites) A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This involves a huge love triangle (or square?), lots of fairies and a ton of “He loves me, he loves me not” antics; it’s the best blend of comedy and love story. The festival begins on July 1 with Love Labour’s Lost headlining. This show’s dates are July 1, 2, 10, 15, 17, 23, 28 and 30. A Midsummer Night’s Dream dates are July 8, 9, 14, 16, 22, 24, 29 and 31. On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, the performances start at 8 p.m., the box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates open at 6:30 p.m. On Sundays, the performances will begin at 6 p.m., the box office will open at 4 p.m. and gates will open at 4:30 p.m. Performances will be at the William A. Carroll Amphitheatre, located at 3901 Land Park Drive. General admission tickets are $18; $15 for students, seniors, SARTA members and persons with disabilities; children 6–12 get in free. Cash or check only for tickets at the door. But debit and credit cards will be accepted online at You can also purchase tickets at the Amphitheatre box office or at Kline Music, located at 2200 Sutterville Road in Sacramento. No pets allowed. no children under 6. Find out more at -AA