2016: Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy!

Current Partners

California Shakespeare Theater is pleased to acknowledge our 2015 corporate partners, whose generous contributions are helping to ensure the success of our Main Stage season.


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read Meyer Sound’s bio

San Francisco Magazine

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City National Bank
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Lafayette Park Hotel

read Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa's bio

Peet's Coffee and Tea

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read KBLX-FM's bio

read United Airlines' bio


(Presenting Partner)
The Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) is a 104-mile, automated rapid transit system serving over three million people. Forty-four BART stations are located in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and San Mateo counties, and serve to truly connect the Bay Area. BART’s mission is to provide a safe, reliable, economical and energy-efficient means of transportation. With gas prices climbing ever higher and everyone looking to green their commute, BART expects a lot more people will be looking to BART, as riders get the equivalent of 250 miles to the gallon. Don’t forget that you can BART to Bard—Cal Shakes offers a free BART shuttle from the Orinda BART station. BART... and you’re there!

Meyer Sound Laboratories

(Presenting Partner)
Family owned and operated since 1979, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. designs and manufactures high-quality, self-powered sound reinforcement loudspeakers, digital audio systems, active acoustic systems, and sound measurement tools for the professional audio industry. Founded by John and Helen Meyer, the company has grown to become a leading worldwide supplier of systems for theaters, arenas, stadiums, theme parks, convention centers, houses of worship, and touring concert sound-rental operations. Meyer Sound systems are installed in many of the great venues of the world, including the Berlin Philharmonie and Estonia’s Nokia Concert Hall; and in several well-loved Bay Area venues, such as The Fillmore, Yoshi’s, Berkeley Rep, and Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse. Celine Dion, Metallica, and countless other artists use Meyer Sound’s equipment on tour. Meyer Sound’s main office and manufacturing facility are located in Berkeley, California, with additional satellite offices located around the world.

San Francisco magazine
(Presenting Partner)
San Francisco magazine is proud to celebrate 40 years of award-winning coverage of the Bay Area lifestyle—from food, fashion, and culture to politics, trends, and trendsetters. Through its history, San Francisco has been honored with more than 50 awards for editorial and design excellence. In 2010, it won the most coveted award in the magazine industry, the General Excellence award given by the American Society of Magazine Editors—and has been nominated again this year. This recognition substantiates San Francisco’s passion and commitment to publish the Bay Area’s best magazine—as well as one of the nation’s best.

City National Bank
(Season Partner)
Founded in California 60 years ago, City National Bank supports organizations that contribute to the economic and cultural vitality of the communities it serves. City National has grown to nearly $30 billion in assets, providing banking, investment and trust services through 77 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, Southern California, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia. The corporation and its wealth management affiliates oversee more than $64 billion client investment assets, and has been listed by Barron’s as one of the nation’s top 40 wealth management firms for the past 13 years. City National Bank provides entrepreneurs, professionals, their businesses, and their families with complete financial solutions on The way up®.

Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa
(Season Partner)
The Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa is pleased to support Cal Shakes and serve as “home away from home” for Cal Shakes artists. With its French Chateau architecture, legendary service, plush accommodations, award-winning cuisine, and full-service spa, the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa provides one of the only Four Diamond experiences in the East Bay. Enjoy amazing cuisine at the Park Bistro Restaurant before the show, or stop by the Bar at the Park for a drink afterwards. The Hotel features more than 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space and is the ideal location for social events and corporate meetings. To be sure, the most elegant and memorable events are held at this “Crown Jewel of the East Bay.”

Peet's Coffee & Tea
(Season Partner)
Peet’s Coffee & Tea is proud to be the exclusive coffee sponsor of California Shakespeare Theater’s 2014 season. Peet’s Coffee & Tea has earned an international reputation for quality since its founding in Berkeley in 1966. Peet’s has also been a valued supporter of California Shakespeare Theater since 2001. Peet’s salutes Cal Shakes on another wonderful season of reimagining the classics and bringing new works to the stage.

(Production Partner)
KBLX-FM is the Bay Area’s Urban Adult Contemporary radio station that broadcasts from San Francisco. Broadcasting on 102.9 FM, KBLX is the home of Steve Harvey Morning Show. KBLX plays the best in R&B with spinning such artists as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Prince, Usher, Alicia Keys, Charlie Wilson, Robin Thicke, John Legend, Chaka Khan, and many more.

United Airlines
(Production Partner)
As a global airline, United has a singular goal of making the world a better place for its customers and employees to live, work, travel and do business. With a deep commitment to the vitality of our communities United is pleased to serve the California Shakespeare Theater as its official airline and proudly supports their remarkable contributions to the arts here in Bay Area and beyond. Together with the California Shakespeare Theater, United celebrates the theater’s vision to expand the possible by exhilarating minds, igniting passion, and nourishing individuality.

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