Shakespeare in the Park

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In 2018,
the City of Cupertino brings San Francisco Shakespeare Festival back to Memorial Park for another year. This time around, SF Shakes will present A Midsummer Night's Dream. This year two Thursdays have been added to the program, and plays will begin slightly earlier, at 7:00pm--please be sure to note the change!

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Written by William Shakespeare

July 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 and August 2, 3, 4, 5
7:00pm, Memorial Park Amphitheater

Shakespeare’s masterful comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors, and a team of mischievous fairies as they enter a woods outside Athens on a summer night. The ensuing hilarity and chaos create an evening filled with love and laughter that will  be enjoyed by audiences of all ages!


Bring a picnic, a blanket, and the whole family to enjoy FREE professional theatre at Cupertino’s Memorial Park Amphitheatre. Don’t miss our Green Show, a half hour before showtime – a great introduction to the play for all ages!"


  • Parking is limited. Please carpool when possible. Park at the Quinlan Community Center (10185 N. Stelling Rd.) or at the Cupertino Senior Center (21251 Stevens Creek Blvd.). The Senior Center parking lot entrance is located on Mary Ave. 
  • Those over 21 years old may bring their own Beer/Wine (hard alcohol is NOT allowed). Beer/Wine must be accompanied with a picnic meal.
  • Parents are responsible for supervising their children at all times. Please do not let your children play on the fountain railing or in the pond.
  • Dogs must be led by a leash of suitable strength and not more than six feet in length; and the owner shall be responsible for any damage caused, in any event, by such dog, even if on a leash. Owners must clean up after their dogs at all times.


History of Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park began in 1983, with its debut production of The Tempest in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. It is now one of the major free Shakespeare programs in the nation. This program provides an opportunity for everyone to see high quality, professional theater free of charge and is held at the Memorial Park Amphitheater, located at Stevens Creek Blvd & Anton Way in Cupertino.