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Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

July 3, 2020 @ 4:30 pm August 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is cancelled in 2020. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2021!

Experience classic Shakespearean theater outdoors the way it was meant to be at Sand Harbor State Park on Lake Tahoe’s East Shore. Each summer, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival brings dramatic theater seven nights a week to an exceptional setting at majestic Lake Tahoe, “The Jewel of the Sierra.” 

This year’s stage features are Mama Mia! and Much Ado About Nothing.

The smash-hit feel-good musical Mama Mia! takes place on a tiny Greek island, where Sophie is making final preparations for her wedding day in paradise. Little does her mother Donna know that Sophie’s last minute preparations include sleuthing out who her father may be among three possible candidates that she’s secretly invited. The story-telling magic of pop-hit songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, family and friendship…which concludes with a trip down the aisle that you’ll never forget! 

Much Ado About Nothing, an original William Shakespeare comedy, is a battle of wits and wills between Beatrice and Benedick, who would rather exchange scorching insults than sweet nothings. However, the pugnacious pair is forced to forge a partnership in order to defend house and honor, and salvage the true love of Hero and Claudio after deceptions destroy the lovers’ wedding day. Will the earnest endeavor to restore a young romance elicit an unexpected change of heart for the effort’s unlikely collaborators as well?

The Warren Edward Trepp Stage hosts traditional outdoor Elizabethan theater overlooking one of the world’s most beautiful alpine lakes.

Monday Showcase Series

Monday nights bring musical entertainment to the Warren Edward Trepp Stage at Sand Harbor, beginning with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra’s “An Evening With Frank & Ella,” a tribute to vocal legends Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, on July 13; the 7th Annual Prim Jazz Night, with The Rippingtons and featuring Russ Freeman, on July 20; Sierra Nevada Ballet’s “Giselle,” one of the world’s most beloved ballets that tells the love story between a peasant girl and a grand duke, on Jul 27; Reno Jazz Orchestra’s “Now, Then, Forever: Celebrating Earth, Wind & Fire” on Aug. 3; Reno Philharmonic Orchestra’s “007: The Music of James Bond” on Aug. 10; “Queen Nation: A Tribute to the Music of Queen” on Aug. 17; Reno Jazz Orchestra’s “An Evening With Diane Schuur” on Aug. 24; and Trails & Vistas, “The World Concert: A Peace Project of Truckee Tahoe,” on Saturday, Aug. 29.

Click HERE for a schedule of all stage and showcase performances of the 2020 season.


The LTSF entertainment experience is complimented by al fresco dining at its on-site restaurant, Shakespeare’s Kitchen. Patrons may also choose to bring their own food or drink for picnicking. Information about picnicking and cooler size limitations may be found at www.laketahoeshakespeare.com/visit/faq.


Tickets may be purchased online at www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com or via phone at 1-800-747-4697 or 775-832-1616. Discounts and dining areas are available for groups of 10 or more.

For more information about group tickets and dining area availability, call (775) 832-1616.

To plan your trip to Lake Tahoe, call the Lake Tahoe Visitors Center at (775) 588-4591 or click Visit Lake Tahoe.


July 3 @ 4:30 pm
August 29 @ 7:00 pm
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