2011 Season


Welcome Center at the Bruns

Questions, enthusiasm, or feedback? We're here for you.

The Welcome Center, located on the plaza at the Bruns, is here to make your visit to the theater as enjoyable as possible.

Ask what's happening with Cal Shakes, who's giving the Grove Talk, or just say hi.

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Lafayette Park Hotel

A Special Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa Package!

Cal Shakes patrons get a discount on deluxe accommodations for up to 10 nights; a $35 food and beverage credit for any of the hotel's restaurants or in-room dining; and late check-out at 2pm. click here to reserve your stay

Audience Enrichment

Inside Scoop | Grove Talks | Meet the Artists | Insight Matinees

Inside Scoop

inside scoopMeet our directors, design teams, and cast members and hear them discuss their creative choices at these free Monday evening events for patrons and donors. Seating is limited; please arrive early. Free tickets are handed out at the door beginning at 6:30pm, and the event itself begins at 7pm. Complimentary ice cream and Peet’s coffee and tea will be served.
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Orinda Library, 24 Orinda Way, Orinda, California 94563 click here for map

Grove Talks

On-site at our Theater 45 minutes prior to each performance, our resident Grove Talk speakers provide invaluable insight into our work as they discuss the relationship between play (text, history, critical theory) and production (directorial point of view, design, character interpretation). Talks are approximately 20 minutes long.
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Meet the Artists

This post-show discussion series provides an opportunity to discuss the plays with production cast members. The Meet the Artists series immediately follows select 4pm Sunday matinees and is free and open to the public.

Titus Andronicus - June 5 & 19
The Verona Project - July 10 & 24
Candida - August 14 & 28
The Taming of the Shrew - September 25  & October 9

InSight Matinees

Performances followed by a conversation with the dramaturg exploring the world of the play. InSight takes place in the Bruns Amphitheater immediately following select 4 p.m. Sunday matinee and is free and open to the public.

Titus Andronicus - June 12
The Verona Project - July 17
Candida - August 21
The Taming of the Shrew - October 2