Donate today and set Shakespeare free all summer long!

Photo: Zachary Andrews

Photo: Zachary Andrews

The festival is free because we believe that these plays should be accessible to everyone...and it's working! Every summer in Griffith Park, the festival attracts the youngest, largest, and most diverse theater audience in Los Angeles!

We don't charge for tickets, but the festival is not free to produce. The artists begin rehearsing weeks before the first person walks up the Old Zoo hill to enjoy a performance. We build the stage in the park, there are costumes, lighting, and most importantly people: all the many theater makers (on stage and off) who make it all possible.

Won't you join us? Your donation TODAY makes the Festival possible ALL SUMMER LONG!




Must close May 7!


A waiting list will be taken at each performance.


OTHELLO is ★★★★★
"Rare is the theatrical presentation that reaches deep within the minds and hearts of the audience and totally captures them. This presentation miraculously does just that." Ron Irwin,

"Full of fire and fury, Evan Lewis Smith delivers a passionate and authoritative turn...Melville’s Iago is so intoxicatingly, potently evil, he should come with a warning label." F. Kathleen Foley, LA Times

"Melissa Chalsma’s crackling production of Shakespeare’s spite-fest boasts plenty of reasons to captivate and intrigue" 
Paul Birchall, Stage Raw


March 19 - May 7
Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00
Tickets: Free - $35
**Please note: we make 20% of our Studio tickets available for free to anyone in our community. Those free tickets are currently all reserved. General admission tickets are still available!