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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival 2018

Sand Harbor State Park
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Jul 6, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018

Imagine your toes in the sand, a fantastic bottle of wine nearby, a gourmet meal and first-class entertainment with your friends and family, all while basking in a perfect Lake Tahoe sunset. You’re not dreaming, you’re experiencing the enchantment of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival at Sand Harbor State Park. The amphitheater is one of the most scenic venues in the world.

Two extraordinary productions offered in the 2018 season!

Back by popular demand, there will be two productions featuring gorgeous costumes, stunning sets and one of the most talented professional acting companies in the West! For ticket information and to purchase online, click here.

  • MacBeth – In a maelstrom of politics and magic, Shakespeare’s towering tragedy melds unforgettable characters and incomparable language in a fascinating drama of corruption and heroism. We invite you to join us for an eerie evening of dazzling darkness, where specters and riddles foretell the futures of kings. But beware: “something wicked this way comes.”
  • Beehive – An exuberant jukebox celebration of the women musicians who made the 60s truly memorable, Beehive transports audiences on a nostalgic musical journey back in time. Featuring forty classic chart-toppers (and Aqua Net-glistening coiffures, of course), this groovy retro-revue highlights hits that range from the Supremes’ memorable melodies to Janis Joplin’s heart-rending rasp to Aretha Franklin’s soul and more.

Monday Night Showcase

A multi-event Showcase Series augments the Festival’s main-stage productions and includes a diverse array of live music and entertainment from a variety of genres. A different performance will be featured each week; for the featured performances, click here. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (800) 74-SHOWS.

  • July 16: Reno Philharmonic, Remember When Rock Was Young – The Elton John Tribute
  • July 23: Sierra Nevada Ballet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Ballet
  • July 30: Reno Jazz Orchestra, New Orleans, A Night in the Big Easy
  • August 6: Reno Philharmonic, Bravo on The Beach: Best of Broadway
  • August 13: Super Diamond, The Neil Diamond Tribute
  • August 20: The 5th Annual Prim Jazz Night, Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers
  • September 1: Reno Jazz Orchestra, An Evening with Tierney Sutton
  • September 8: Trails & Vistas, The World Concert: A Peace Project of Truckee Tahoe

Dining and Drinks

The LTSF entertainment experience is complemented by al fresco dining at its on-site restaurant – Shakespeare’s Kitchen, which offers a wide variety of food and beverage options. Patrons may choose to bring their own food or drink for picnicking. The main gate and amphitheater opens at 5:30 p.m. allowing early access to the concession area which includes Shakespeare’s Kitchen, The Bar and BardWare (merchandise souvenirs). Arrive early and enjoy a pre-show cocktail, mingle with family and friends in the newly renovated and expanded dining area, marvel at the awesome views of Lake Tahoe or simply bask in the afternoon sunshine.

D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program

The Festival’s series of education programming is highlighted the D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program. Free performances produced for younger audiences at Lake Tahoe and throughout northern Nevada.

Location, Parking, Miscellaneous Info

Warren Edward Trepp Stage
The Theater at Sand Harbor
Sand Harbor State Park
2005 Highway 28
Incline Village, NV

Gates open at 5:30pm (bring your own picnic cooler or purchase dinner at Shakespeare’s Kitchen)
Show starts at 7:30 and ends approximately at 10:00pm (there is a 15 minute intermission)
Parking is FREE after 5:00pm at Sand Harbor for Festival patrons. Parking is limited.