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Donations from people like you who share our values keep Free Shakespeare free in local public parks. Your support pays Teaching Artists equitable wages to work with students in Shakespeare Camps, creates teacher resources in Takes On Shakes, and provides engaging instruction for people on the autism spectrum in Shakespeare’s Heartbeat. Even in the darkest of times, your donations literally keep the lights on so that our artists, teachers, students, and audiences can return to the hopeful words and themes of Shakespeare. 


The past 18 months tested us. We experienced major losses of earned revenue from our Shakespeare Camps and Shakespeare On Tour program, struggled to keep staff and artists employed, and endured a very real challenge to the nature of live theater.


As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, we at SF Shakes need your financial support to keep doing what we do best: overcoming obstacles to make great Shakespeare accessible to everyone.


If you share our belief in the transformative power of the performing arts, then please, give what you can.


Every gift makes a difference. Annual Free Shakespeare attendees, and Shakespeare Camp families often donate $125, $250 or $500. Many first-time donors make an introductory gift of $40. Whether its $5,000 or $10, what's most important is to give and share the love of Shakespeare's timeless words and themes.

Your Donation

$4,000     supports actor salaries for Free Shakespeare @ Home and in the Park
$2,500     supports costs for a week of Resident Artists workshops

$1,000     provides training for Virtual Shakespeare Camp teaching artists

$850        supports the weekly stipend for one teaching artist

$500        supports the annual stipend for one Resident Artist

$250        supports two tanks of gas for the Shakespeare on Tour van

$180        supports Shakespeare's Heartbeat Tour teaching artists

$125         supports the development of Playshops and Takes on Shakes

$50           supports our annual membership to Zoom

$35           supports the Making Virtual Theater webinar series

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Donations can also be made via phone by calling 415-558-0888 or by mailing a check to:

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

PO Box 460937

San Francisco, CA 94146


San Francisco Shakespeare Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit public benefit organization. Our FEIN Tax Number is 94-286-7269. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.