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Macbeth 2017 avatar by Karen Rips MacauleyMacbeth is playing March 18-24 at The Historic Hoover Theatre. Choose your performance now:

Buy Tickets

  • Saturday, March 18th at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 19th at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 22nd at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 23rd at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, March 24th at 1 p.m. (school performance; SOLD OUT!)
  • Friday, March 24th at 7 p.m.

Thank you!

A Christmas Carol Cast thankyou-2014

Thank you all for supporting us and attending our plays during 2014, and a special thanks to those of you who donated to our end-of-year matching grant campaign.

Presenting high-quality Shakespeare (and Dickens) with a young company is challenging. It takes a unique group of kids and a unique audience to pull it off. We would never have been able to come this far without your attendance and support. Thank you.

Wishing you all a wonderful 2015!

Bob Rumsby
Artistic Director


Thanks to our Sponsors and Advertisers

Youth Shakespeare San Jose is very thankful for the support of our sponsors.

Come see the result of their support added to the labor of our youthful cast and families: A Christmas Carol. Advance Tickets are sold out but tickets are available at the door. Five performances November 29 through December 6 plus two midday school performances!

San Jose Youth Shakespeare is generously supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose. We are also grateful for grants from Silicon Valley Creates and Links Through Learning.

Barefoot in the Green Room

logo-barefoot_coffee_roastersBarefoot Coffee Roasters is supporting San Jose Youth Shakespeare during A Midsummer Night’s Dream with freshly supplied coffee.

Fresh brewed Barefoot coffee will be hot and ready during intermission in the Green Room as an important part of our fund-raising at intermission. Ask Ursula or Sarah what varietal we are serving!

Also in the Green Room and not to be missed – come before the show, during intermission, and after the show:

  • Enjoy hand made goodies including homemade gluten, wheat, and nut-free treats.
  • Send a candy castgram or a rose to cast members.
  • Purchase a new, original Shakespeare mosaic poster made from five thousand YouthShakes photos.
  • Purchase a numbered and signed reproduction of the original watercolor artwork for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. One of our cast members created the original – find her playing the harp and other instruments this week for the play!
  • Browse for other reproductions (and one original) of of artwork created by the company for previous plays!
  • Enjoy at the hand drawn color on the large white board – a YouthShakes tradition for our productions at Historic Hoover Theatre.
  • We accept donations in the Green Room, too, as well as online.
  • Greet our actors, crew, and creative directors in the Green Room and the patio after the show.

Barefoot Coffee Roasters have been creating culinary coffees since 2003. Direct Trade farm fresh beans roasted to order in small batches to highlight origin character and extract wildly intense flavors. Metro Silicon Valley Best Coffee Roaster every year 2007-2013.

Youth Shakespeare is thankful for the support of our sponsors!