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Shakespeare at Home

  • Presented By: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
  • Dates: September 12, 2020 - September 27, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Location: Virtual Event
  • Address:

    San Francisco, CA
  • Time: Saturdays at 7 PM & Sundays at 4 PM
  • Price: Free

This summer, Free Shakespeare in the Park will become Free Shakespeare at Home as the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival transitions its public theater program to a virtual format.

Offering live virtual performances of King Lear is the safest way to continue thirty-eight years of tradition in the face of the current pandemic. Using Zoom and OBS technologies, the Festival will regale home audiences with a pioneering experience in live virtual theater that offers an array of opportunities for engagement, such as pre- and post-show commentary by the artists and moderated live chat among audience members. A fun and educational Green Show for families will be pre-recorded and available to view at any time on the Festival’s website.

The transition to a virtual stage upholds the Festival’s mission of providing live and widespread access to Shakespeare’s plays regardless of age, ethnicity, financial status or level of education. As always, performances are free.

A performance schedule and information on how to access this live play are available on the Festival’s website ( The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is proud to present these performances with its civic partners, the cities of Cupertino, Redwood City, and San Francisco, who will be sponsoring select performances dedicated to promoting cultural events, local businesses, and the arts in their respective communities.