Lake Tahoe has a soft spot for the Bard. Thousands of miles away from the spot where William Shakespeare played, frolicked, and wrote his masterpieces, Sand Harbor on the west shore of Lake Tahoe has been celebrating his most popular plays since 1972. And what started as eight performances in its inaugural year has become a regular feature of the cultural scene in Tahoe. This year between July 5th and August 25th, this popular festival will feature some of the greatest works of the Bard. Ticket prices for the Shakespeare Festival in Lake Tahoe vary according to the show and range from $15 to $94. The festival is located at Hwy 28, Incline Village, NV 89451.
The Shakespearean Experience
The LTSF experience goes beyond live theater to include scenic views of the lake as well as gourmet food and fine wine. When you want to experience refined culture, why not do it in style? And there’s no place like Lake Tahoe to see the works of William Shakespeare in a different light. This year at the Shakespeare Festival in Tahoe, the audience will enjoy The Taming of the Shrew, Million Dollar Quartet, D.G. Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program, as well as diverse live entertainment presented by the Warren Edward Trepp Stage.
Eat, Drink & Be Merry!
As the Bard himself would have suggested, the Shakespeare Festival in Lake Tahoe is a comprehensive experience that aims to delight the senses and nourish the soul. And if you arrive early, say around 5.30 pm when the gates open, you’ll get a great opportunity to visit the concessions area and sample the local delicacies Lake Tahoe is known for. Shakespeare’s Kitchen & Bar is famous for concocting the most creative dishes and beverages that relate to the times and tribulations of that era. BardWare is a souvenir shop where you can buy gifts and memorabilia.
Parking and Seating Options for the Shakespeare Festival in Tahoe
Shakespeare is probably the most played writer the world over. The setting here is a little different than what the Bard had imagined; with Lake Tahoe providing the backdrop to the stage and the majestic trees all around, you get a stage snuggly enclosed by beautiful nature. The seating arrangements give you a great view of both the stage and the lake behind it as well. Premium seating is available that put you right in front of the stage and the actors. For parking, you’ll need to purchase a parking pass which you can get at the gate.