Help us finish the year with a standing ovation!

Your donation supports Cal Shakes in our endeavors to:

vital theater that celebrates our collective experience through stories both old and new.

from artists, audiences, communities, and each other about our common humanity.

with the abundant diversity of the East Bay by sharing our theater with everyone.

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Audience member at community performance of The Tempest for clients of DISH (Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing).
Photo by Sonjhai Meggette.

Cal Shakes Conservatory students play out a scene from The Tempest at Zion Lutheran School.
Photo by Stephanie Ann Foster.

Students attending a Student Discovery Matinee performance of King Lear compete in our 32-Second Shakespeare game before the show. Photo by Jay Yamada.
Photo by Stephanie Ann Foster.

Cal Shakes Conservatory student Leon Jones performing in King Lear at Oakland School for the Arts.
Photo by Jay Yamada.