Attend a Performance in Prison

Outside Guests are encouraged to attend a Shakespeare for Social Justice performance.  These extraordinary events demonstrate the power of the arts to heal, and the power of our shared humanity, and give insight into our criminal justice system.

To make a request to attend, click on one of the links below. Your request is not a guarantee of admission. In addition to submitting your request to attend, you must follow instructions for submitting additional clearance information by the RSVP deadline.  We cannot make exceptions for anyone missing the deadline date. Please contact Tina Rutsch at business@marinshakespeare.org or 415-499-1492 with any questions.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 – The Tempest at Folsom Prison.  Show begins at 6:00 pm. Plan to arrive by 5:15 pm. RSVP no later than January 21, 2019.

Monday, March 18, 2019 – The Tempest at California Health Care Facility, Stockton.  Show begins at 6:30 pm. Plan to arrive by 6:00 pm. RSVP no later than January 21, 2019.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 – King Lear at Solano State Prison.  Show begins at 6 pm. Plan to arrive by 5:30 pm. RSVP no later than March 8, 2019.

Saturday, April 20, 2019 – Cymbeline at Solano State Prison.  Show begins at 6 pm. Plan to arrive by 5:30 pm. RSVP no later than March 8, 2019.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 – Pericles at Solano State Prison.  Show begins at 1:30 pm. Plan to arrive by 1:00 pm. RSVP no later than March 8, 2019.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 – Macbeth at California Medical Facility in Vacaville.  Show begins at 4 pm. Plan to arrive by 3:15 pm. RSVP no later than February 27, 2019.

Please note: There is a large amount of interest in attending performances at San Quentin.  Please sign up for only one of the May performances. Thank you.

Friday, May 17, 2019 – The Winter’s Tale at San Quentin State Prison.  Show begins at 10 am. Plan to arrive by 8:45 am. RSVP no later than March 1, 2019.

Friday, May 24, 2019 – Two Gentlemen of Verona at San Quentin State Prison.  Show begins at 10 am. Plan to arrive by 8:45 am. RSVP no later than March 1, 2019.

Friday, May 31, 2019 – Julius Caesar at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, CA.  Show begins at 10 am. Plan to arrive by 9:30 am. RSVP no later than April 15, 2019.

Sunday, June 2, 2019 – Macbeth Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, CA.  Show begins at 1 pm. Plan to arrive by 12:30 pm. RSVP no later than April 15, 2019.

To see videos of Shakespeare performances, “Stories from San Quentin” performances, inmate writing, and photographs, and to hear inmate actors discuss how Shakespeare has changed their lives, click here.

To read articles about Shakespeare for Social Justice on our Blog, click here.

To make a donation in support of Shakespeare for Social Justice, click here.