Thank you for visiting the Cal Shakes website!

The Bruns might be closed down for the winter, but we've still got more to offer online!


Cal Shakes is thrilled to present Br'er Peach , AlterTheater's rolling world premiere audio play in collaboration with The Parsnip Shipand in association with Business Lunch Productions.

Running now through December 12, Br’er Peach is inspired by Southern African-American and Japanese folktales.

Featuring Cal Shakes veterans Michael Gene Sullivan (black odyssey) and director Desdemona Chiang (As You Like It).




The Winter's Tale returns December 13-19 for an encore performance to be enjoyed from home! 

Filmed over multiple nights at the Bruns, this streaming production is perfect for those who were unable to join us this summer or want to rewatch the play from another perspective! 

You will receive a separate email at 5 pm PST after your purchase with the streaming link and password. It will be available to watch anytime between December 13-19. We recommend starting your viewing by 7 pm PST on December 19 to ensure you are able to see the entire production.

Those who purchase before 12/13 will receive the link when the stream premieres.


The Winter's Tale  Watch Party

December 13, 5:30 PST

Join us for a live stream celebration of The Winter's Tale as members of the cast and creative team share behind-the-scenes commentary throughout the performance. Relive your favorite moments, join us for a few laughs, and watch The Winter's Tale from a whole new perspective!

ASL Interpretation provided.





Philippa Kelly’s 2nd Annual Holiday Lecture
Mirrors, Mirth, and Immortality in Shakespeare’s Later Plays
December 17, 5:30-6:30 pm PST
Take a journey with Cal Shakes' Resident Dramaturg Philippa Kelly as she explores themes of sensory imagination and human perception of time, decay, and hope in Shakespeare's later plays.
Free to all on Zoom! Register here and receive Philippa's recipe for Lamingtons (little Australian sponge cakes) to celebrate the holidays!

ASL Interpretation provided.