See Free Shakespeare in Applegate Park!


Thanks to all who came to see


in September,

either at

Applegate Park

or UC Merced!


Next up:

a staged reading of

Titus Andronicus

in November,

at Playhouse Merced



auditions for

The Winter's Tale

in November



See details and  information HERE!

Our summer Shakespeare festival is fun for the whole family and it is free of charge. It happens during daylight hours in the beautiful green Applegate Park in Merced, California.

We offer a quality, fast-paced performance with a minimal set in an abridged version, usually 90 minutes long.

Local performers are cast in open auditions two to three months before each show.

Starting in 2010, we also offer a somewhat longer indoor production early each year.

  Merced Shakespearefest is a:
Non-profit organization with 501(c)3 status
Member of American Association of Community Theatre