Shakespeare at Tahoe
Once you've checked in to your room, be sure to ascertain where the transporation to Sand Harbor will be picking you up. If you drove, we suggest leaving for Sand Harbor no later than 4:00 pm, but best idea is get there as early as possible and enjoy the wonderful beach and surrounding area. A picnic basket is not required, but it makes the experience that much better.read more
1 hide detailWatch the Bard on the Beach
Our Local Expert Says:
Great open-air venue and fun performances in a truly beautiful setting.
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.
Don't worry about dinner‚ because there are many eating and drinking options available once you enter the gates. You'll need to rent a couple low-back chairs. A picnic basket is a great way to enjoy this event‚ and a nice way to share with other attendees‚ who‚ too‚ often are ready to let you have a glass of their wine. We bring multiple bottles to share with others‚ and lots of warm clothes and blankets to ensure we stay comfortable; you will want to do the same. Enjoy!
This day continues the Shakespeare theme. Again you will venture back to Sand Harbor to view A Midsummer Night's Dream. You know the drill...stay warm and enjoy wine. Before this you will get pampered by one of the best massage treatments at the Lake, and a fantastic lunch at your hotel. Be sure to enjoy the area around your hotel...a most beautiful area at Tahoe.read more