The Central Coast Shakespeare Festival began in 1990 as part of Artemis, A Theatre Company. When Artemis dissolved in 1996, the Shakespeare Festival was incorporated as its own non profit theatre company and in 1997 produced its first independent season at Cal Poly's Ornamental Horticulture Center.
Since then, the festival has performed in several venues around the county including:
Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria
San Luis Obispo Little Theatre
Bellevue Santa Fe Charter School, Avila Beach
River Oaks Amphitheatre, Paso Robles
In 2014 we found our new home in San Luis Obispo - We look forward to seeing you at the Filipponi Ranch Summer 2023- July 21 through August 13.