Central Coast Shakespeare Festival Returns to San Luis Obispo 

The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival (CCSF) is pleased to continue our new partnership with the Filipponi Ranch in San Luis Obispo. As a result of this partnership, the CCSF moved from its Paso Robles location and perfomed on the grounds of the Filipponi Ranch for the first time with the Summer 2014 season.


The Filipponi Ranch is at 1850 Calle Joaquin Rd, off of Highway 101 and Los Osos Valley Road in southern San Luis Obispo, near KSBY. In addition to the new performance venue, the ranch also is the home to two wineries, Filipponi Ranch Cellars and Clesi (leasing the former PerBacco winery).As part of this new relationship, Filipponi Ranch will begin developing part of the ranch as a performance venue to be used by the Shakespeare Festival, and perhaps other groups as well.


The Shakespeare Festival looks forward to a potentially long-term relationship with the Filipponi family and winery. After discovering a mutual interest in creating a suitable performance location in San Luis Obispo, our two groups have met and worked together to plan the new venue.We also believe that having a more central location in SLO County will increase attendance and community involvement. We are grateful to the city of Paso Robles and Paso Robles Tourism BID for their promotional support while we performed at the River Oaks Amphitheater.


Kelly McCleary, spokesperson for Filipponi Ranch Cellars:  “The Filipponi family have long enjoyed the performing arts and the Central Coast Shakespeare Festival. We are looking forward to working together to create a wonderful new outdoor performance venue in SLO County. We will be selling Filipponi Ranch wines during performances. We hope to make this space available for weddings, events and other groups when not being used by the Shakespeare Festival.”