We are so much more than a theater! Making art makes us better people.
OUR MISSION, VISION, AND VALUES
"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.
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!
“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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