Watch the 18th Annual Student Shakespeare Festival virtual event. Huzzah!
Watch the 16th annual festival now, live-streamed on April 24, 2021!
The San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival is produced by the San Diego Shakespeare Society in association with Write Out Loud.
Hundreds of students from K-12 representing San Diego City and County schools, perform 10-minute scenes, sonnets, music,and/or dance from Shakespeare’s plays. Truly a sight to behold and enjoyed by hundreds of spectators and proud family members! The Student Shakespeare Festival has been held in beautiful Balboa Park.
“O, how this spring of love resemblethThe Two Gentlemen of Verona (I, iii, 84-87)
The uncertain glory of an April day;
Which now shows all the beauty of the sun…”
We hold workshops for teachers and students to help them prepare for their festival performances:
>> KPBS: Video about the 2011 Festival
>> San Diego Union Tribune: All the Prado’s a Stage
The 2023 San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival is being made possible by generous donations from The Samuel I. & John Henry Fox Foundation and The Arthur P. Pratt and Jeanette G. Pratt Memorial Fund.
Our special thanks to Walkers Shortbread for their generous donation of their world-famous delicious treats.
We also thank all of our other wonderful sponsors and donors.
Thanks also to our performers and you the audience!