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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Fest Early Bird Discount Offer Ends Dec 31

The 2013 season commences with an exhilarating production that features gorgeous costumes, stunning sets and one of the most talented professional acting companies in the West!

LTSFWarm up your winter with our Earlybird Discount.
Order tickets by Dec. 31st and SAVE $5 OFF our RESERVED SEATING.

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is sure to enchant the entire family.
An exhilarating night of midsummer madness, this magical comedy brims with mistaken identity, mismatched lovers and mischief-making fairies. Boldly inspired by the marvelously mod influences of a rock ‘n’ roll infused 1960s London, the Festival’s production of Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece ensnares two pairs of lovers and a rustic troupe of would-be actors in a magical-mystery tour de force. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a joyful celebration of love lost, transformed and restored that casts a powerfully pleasing spell on audiences of all ages.

No handling fees!
The Festival will continue its popular handling fee-free ticketing in 2013. Once again the published price is the real price. No additional handling fees will be added to any ticket purchase.

Ticket details…
Tickets are on sale NOW. Regular ticket prices for A Midsummer Night’s Dream range from $15 to $85. Our Earlybird Discounts have already been applied to the pricing that appears on our website. No promotional code information is necessary. (Please Note: During our Earlybird Discount period, tickets may be purchased online only. Full priced tickets may be purchased by phone at 1-800-74-SHOWS beginning in spring 2013.)


Buy Two Regular Priced Shakespeare Festival Tickets To Our Exciting Monday And Friday Music Series Or The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) And Get The Second Set For 25% Off!!!

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare FestivalBuy Two Regular Priced Shakespeare Festival Tickets To Our Exciting Monday And Friday Music Series Or The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) And Get The Second Set For 25% Off!!!
Guests who purchase two tickets in any section for The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s music or theatre shows will receive a 25% discount via email to use to attend a second show in either the open-seating Upper or Lower Gallery sections.
Offer valid for ticket purchases made by May 31, 2010.
Don’t let this great deal pass you by!

Get your Tickets at

Once you purchase the first pair of tickets you will receive an email with a code for 25% off your next purchase.

2010 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival tickets now available for purchase

Lake Tahoe ShakespeareCelebrating its 38th season, the Festival brings you all of Shakespeare’s plays in one night with the hilarious comedy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and the return of the Sand Harbor music series featuring performing everything from 60’s and 70’s hits, Latin rock, blues, jazz, swing, favorites by the Reno Philharmonic and much more every Monday and Friday night.

The Festival provides audiences the unique combination of a stunning lakeside location, al fresco dining at  Shakespeare’s Kitchen, and performances seven nights a week throughout July and August.  Festival-goers can expect a lighthearted escape in a refreshing outdoor setting to spend time with friends and family. The Festival looks forward to welcoming back loyal fans and introducing first-timer visitors to the magic of the idyllic lakeside setting where you are sure to make lasting lifetime memories.

“This 2010 season we truly looked to adding much more cultural diversity to our programming, having something for everyone, no matter what age. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a hilarious option for the whole family,” said Catherine Atack, executive director of the festival. “Our dinner theater on the beach is one of a kind, as is the experience and memories you make there under a Tahoe starry night, and with our Sand Harbor Music Series, you get to start and end your week with a party on the beach.  Make sure to grab dinner and wine at Shakespeare’s Kitchen on your way in and sit and relax with friends and family while enjoying quality entertainment. ”

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare AbridgedTickets are now available online at or by calling 800-74-SHOWS (800-747-4697).  Regular season tickets, start at $22 for open seating tiers and range in options up to the Premiere and Reserved seating sections at $77. Tickets for the music series every Monday and Friday, July 19-August 20, start at $15 for open seating tiers and range in options up to the premier reserved seating section from $50. A nominal ticketing and processing fee will be added onto all tickets. For more information about the 2010 season, educational outreach, group pricing, membership, volunteer opportunities and sponsorships visit online at or call the Festival office at 800-74-SHOWS (800-747-4697).

Shakespeare on the Lake: A magical evening of ‘Much Ado’

much_ado_about_nothing_webEvery year, the shore of Sand Harbor in Incline Village transforms into a playground for the arts, as the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival takes center stage with beautiful Lake Tahoe and perfect “Mid-summer night” sunsets to make it all the more magical.

We had occasion on July 29 to take in a performance of “Much Ado About Nothing,” a Shakespearian love story with all of the twists, turns and bumbling characters typical of the Bard’s work. In addition to unique portrayals, including modern references and musical interludes, the troupe nailed their timing and didn’t hesitate to bring the audience into the production on occasion.

Although the atmosphere is casual – a laid-back amphitheatre setting with concessions – there is no sacrifice made for quality. Theater buffs will be pleasantly surprised as characters like Beatrice and Benedick, Don Pedro and Claudio, and of course the lovely Hero, come to life. Borachio and Conrade provide frequent comic relief as clumsy Mafiosos.

This year’s Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival runs through Aug. 23, with performances of “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Measure for Measure,” as well as the Urban Village Music Series on Monday nights. Tickets are reasonable, guests are encouraged to bring picnics … and where else can you put your toes in the sand while watching Shakespeare?

For more information, log on to the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Web site. Don’t miss one of Reno Tahoe’s great annual events.

Shakespeare Festival tickets on sale

shakespeare-actor-lago300The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is gearing up for its 37th season at Sand Harbor in Incline Village on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore, and tickets are now on sale.

For the first time, the festival will be showing the Bard’s classic “Measure for Measure,’ along with the classic “Much Ado About Nothing.” Other programs, including dancing on Monday nights, featuring a variety of world music artists, offer attendees the opportunity to see multiple shows and get a unique experience each time.

The festival’s stage is set amphitheater-style on the sand, with Lake Tahoe as a backdrop. Moderate evenings and a near-guaranty of perfect Tahoe weather, make it one of the premier Shakespeare festivals in the country. The casual atmosphere allows for picnics – as well as on-site catering – on the beach so festival goers can sit back and enjoy Shakespeare as it was meant to be enjoyed.

Shakespeare swings into Sand Harbor

One of the privileges that comes with living in the Reno-Tahoe area is the easy access to great events at great places.

Every summer The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival offers the best of the Bard in a surreal setting – a stage at Incline Village’s Sand Harbor with the lake as a backdrop. This year, through Aug. 17, the festival offers two of Shakespeare’s most beloved works, “Richard III” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Also check out “Cambio” the musical based on the Victor Hugo novel “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Every year locals and visitors take the short drive to Sand Harbor to enjoy a glass of wine, a picnic and a perfect Tahoe summer breeze while taking in the show. Come check it out if you can make it – the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is a great tradition that only gets better every year.

For a complete schedule of show times, seating and ticket information, check out

- Jim Scripps