Celebrate With Us!

Photo credit: Craig Isaacs/Bluegoo

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
Time: 12 – 4pm PDT
Get Tickets Here! Tickets for this event are Pay What You Can. The suggested minimum donation is $5.

No Outside Food or Alcohol will be Permitted


12:30 PM: Christ the King Middle School of Pleasant Hill

1:15 PM: Miramonte High School of Orinda

2:15 PM: Saint Mary’s College

3:15 PM: Announcement by Clive Worsley and Elizabeth Carter

PLUS: Youth arts activities with the Junior Center for Arts and Science throughout the day!


  • Tickets: Tickets for this event are Pay What You Can. The suggested minimum donation is $5.
  • Weather: Dress in layers! Temperatures at the outdoor venue can fluctuate widely even within the same day.
  • Parking and transportation: There is a free parking lot located at the entrance of the Bruns. Free ADA-accessible transportation is available from the parking area to the theater.
  • Food & Beverage: Concessions will be open with great food, wine, and beer. Outside food and beverages/alcohol are not permitted.
  • Photography and Recording: No photos or recording during the As You Like It sneak peek. Audience Members may take photos on the grounds and amphitheater before and after the As You Like It portion. No professional cameras, detachable lenses or flash photography. Thank you!
  • No Open Flame: This includes: BBQs, candles, matches, incense, torches, or other instruments that use open flame, as designated by the Fire Marshall. Smoking is allowed in the designated area only.

Tell us your stories! 

In anticipation of our 50th Anniversary Season, we want to hear from you! Share some of your cherished memories, beautiful pictures, or words of encouragement to our Cal Shakes artists, creatives, and staff! 

Scenes from last year’s opening picnic (all photos credit Craig Isaacs/Bluegoo):

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