About Us.

We are so much more than a theater! Making art makes us better people.

Cal Shakes US


"The theater is a place not to escape the world, but to embrace it, in all its glorious complexity." —ERIC TING, Artistic Director

We redefine classical theater for the 21st Century, through the lenses of equity, diversity, and inclusion.​

Our History

Telling your stories and ours for almost five decades.

Founded by an intrepid group of actors in 1974, we’ve been reimagining and expanding the classical canon ever since.

Company & Board


Just like you, we are a company of smart, creative, interesting people (if we do say so ourselves). Get to know us and reach out!

Visit Us

“A magical experience.” —Facebook Reviewer

How to get to the places we work and play, and what you’ll need to know!

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

At Cal Shakes, we believe that equity is a practice.

We endeavor to dismantle systemic bias by actively including, reflecting, and creating opportunities for our diverse Bay Area communities.

We recognize that this work is ongoing and often imperfect. Read more about our ED&I practices, learnings, and upcoming events here.

Check back as we develop our resources, guides, and working protocol.

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