Come play with us!

  • Come play with your friends, neighbors and community!

  • Come for plays that have united us for 400 years!

  • Come play and bring your picnics!

  • Come play under the L.A. night sky!

  • Come play with us for an entire summer of free Shakespeare in the park!

We can't wait to bring you another stellar summer of theater and special events! The Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival gives all Angelenos a place to experience extraordinary theater in a beautiful setting, together with friends, family and a picnic! The exuberance and joy that we all experience together is utterly unique, utterly L.A.!

Help us raise $100,000 for the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival 2019!

  • 40+ performances of Twelfth Night & Pericles

  • 10 weeks of free Shakespeare in the park!

  • Plus family workshops, pre-show community events, local L.A. opening acts and more!

  • All artists are compensated plus Actors Equity Union members receive healthcare benefits.

  • Spring is when we design and build the sets, costumes and we build the backstage area too!

  • Los Angeles is a vast, expensive city. When you donate, you are ensuring that everyone in our community can come together over great theater!

Contribution recognition:

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Any amount – You will be recognized in the Festival program

$50 Recognition in the Festival program* + an exclusive thank you video from the Festival cast

$150 All of the above + 4 reserved seats for you at the Festival on the date of your choosing**

$1500 All of the above + the VIP experience: parking, backstage tour, and 2 t-shirts

$3000 All of the above + a very special, private performance of our holiday production, A Christmas Carol with Charles Dickens

$5000 All of the above + we’ll throw a Christmas party for you at the ISC Studio with a performance of A Christmas Carol, hot cider, flaming punch and a chocolate fountain!

*Donations received by June 16 will be recognized in the season printed program. Donations received after June 16 will be recognized on the ISC website.
**Seats are limited, you will receive an email link to make your reservation.

Additional Ways To Give

We accept Donor Advised Fund contributions.

We can receive bequests as well as gifts of equity. To learn more, please contact Marisa Johnston, Development & Communications Director at 818-710-6306 or Read more about planned giving.

Prefer to spread out your giving? By being a monthly donor, you will provide the core support for Independent Shakespeare Co,’s year-round performances and programs that provide equity, access and a really great theater experience! Just click this link and select “monthly.” Thank you!