NileGuide Expert Says:
Great open-air venue and fun performances in a truly beautiful setting.
Sand Harbor State Park
Lake Tahoe, NV 89452
tel: +1 775 832 1616
fax: +1 775 298 0021
Box office: M-F 9a-5p
NileGuide Expert tip:
Be ready to get in line for an hour or so before the show. Bring a picnic and wine!
The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is the premiere summer event at the lake. It takes place on what is called "the most scenic venue in the world": the beautiful beaches of Sand Harbor State Park, just south of Incline Village, NV.
Each year the festival offers one to two plays. One for adults and families and one for children. The actors and performances are top-knotch.
The festival starts in mid July and goes until mid August. Tickets are available at several levels including Premium, Lower Gallery Reserved and Upper Gallery. No matter where you sit though, you will get a great view of the lake, the stage and you will be able to dip your toes into the beach sand.
Refreshments are available at the park from several vendors, but most visitors bring their own food and drink. Wine and champagne are popular. Be sure to bring a blanket or a sweater; when the sun goes down it can get chilly.
Parking is available at the Sand Harbor Park parking lot, but get there early to get good parking and good seating if you do not have a reserved seat.