Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival can be your summer highlight. It combines a premiere theatre experience with gourmet food and the beautiful natural landscape of Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. A perfect Lake Tahoe sunset is a unique feature of Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival that contributes to the experience.
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival started in 1972 at Sugar Pine Point State Park on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Since then, it has enjoyed steady attendance growth. The repertory features both Shakespeare classics and non-Shakespearean plays. The performances take place at The Warren Edward Trepp Jr. Stage, a beautiful venue that was constructed in 2000 for about two million dollars. The festival is attended by over 30,000 people every season goes from early July to late August.
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival also produces the “D. G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program,” adapting Shakespeare plays performed at Sand Harbor for children. The Festival also offers an in-school residency in Shakespeare and the classics, “InterACT,” to schools in Lake Tahoe region.