Your visit to the New Swan Shakespeare Festival!
The New Swan Shakespeare Festival is Orange County’s only professional Shakespeare festival performed outdoors in a sustainable, portable mini-Elizabethan theatre, the New Swan Theater, where the audience and actors inhabit the same dynamic, in-the-round space.
Our 2014 Season under the stars will run from July 10, 2014 – August 30, 2014. It will feature a wide range of festivities and educational opportunities as well as two dynamic fully produced productions of Shakespeare’s greatest works:
- Romeo and Juliet, directed by the acclaimed Calvin MacLean
- Twelfth Night, directed by esteemed Eli Simon
The New Swan Theater is located at the Gateway Commons, next to Aldrich Park and Langson Library at the University of California, Irvine.
The New Swan Shakespeare Festival is hosted and produced in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and the Department of Drama.