Sontag Greek Theatre at Pomona College

Hamlet 2017

Hamlet 2017

Othello 2016

Titus Andronicus 2015

Midsummer 2016

Twelfth Night 2015

Picnics. Parties. Puns.

The beautiful lawns surrounding the Sontag Greek Theatre at Pomona College are perfect for picnicking.  Doors open at 6:00pm on Thursday and Friday and at 5:30 pm on Saturday & Sunday for picnicking and relaxing before the performance.  Picnic Blankets are recommended.  The seating at the Sontag consists of concave stone benches most of which do not have a back.  Comfy backed stadium seats will be available for rental.  Beach chairs are not allowed.  

On Saturdays and Sunday community vendors, artisans, and organizations set up booths and games.  Stop at the photo booth, enjoy a Bert & Rocky’s frozen lemonade, or pick up a one-of-a-kind cigar box guitar.  Activities are family friendly and support Ophelia’s Jump’s non-profit mission as well as other local non-profits and educational organizations. Parents are always surprised at how much their children enjoy the Shakespeare Festival.  But we’re not.  Shakespeare is fun, exciting, and awesome!  

Ophelia’s Jump will be following safety protocols and applicable guidelines  set forth by Pomona College and the LA County Department of Health including masking and social distancing.  As guidelines continue to evolve, we will update information on this site and send updated information to ticket holders so you know what’s up!

Green Shows

A “Green Show” is an opening act.  Every night at 7:00pm Midsummer Festival audiences gets a special treat before the main performance.  Local artists perform from 7-7:45.  Past acts include musicians, improvisors, singers, and dancers.  All different, but all great.  Make sure you get to the theatre early so you don’t miss out on the nightly Green Show!

Festival Passes

Purchase a festival pass and save on ticket price and ticketing fees.  Use your pass to select tickets on whatever performance dates you choose. 

Shakespeare Festival Pass $40

1 ticket to Twelfth Night, a glass of wine, craft beer, or nonalcoholic option, a bag of chips or cookies, and a cushioned stadium seat to use for the performance- all will be waiting for you and delivered directly to your picnic or seating area.

Shakespeare Festival Ticket $25/$15 (children under 10)

1 ticket to Twelfth Night, the green show and picnicking.

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Twelfth Night

During a terrible storm at sea, twin brother and sister, Sebastian and Viola are shipwrecked and separated.  Viola believes that her brother is dead and with the help of the ship’s captain, disguises herself as Cesario so she can get a job as a page for the Duke Orsino.  Before long, Viola has fallen madly in love with Orsino.  BUT Orsino has the hots for the Countess Olivia who does not return his affections. and then much to Viola’s distress, takes quite a liking to young Cesario.  Meanwhile, Malvolio, the Countess Olivia’s obnoxious assistant is getting on everyone’s nerves.  Olivia’s uncle Toby conspires with her servants Maria and Feste to make Malvolio think the Countess is in love with him.   When Sebastian shows up things get really interesting as Olivia thinks he’s Cesario and asks him to marry her.   What could possibly go wrong?  or right?

Thursday 7/15, Saturday 7/16, Friday 7/17, Sunday 7/18, 7/22, 7/23, 7/24, 7/25 at 8pm  Green Show starts nightly at 7:15pm.                                             

General Admission $25

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By William Shakespeare

Directed by Caitlin Lopez



Stop by one of the Claremont businesses below to conveniently purchase your tickets and save on ticketing fees.

SANCTUARY COFFEE– 863 W. Foothill, Claremont

THE FOLK MUSIC CENTER– 200 Yale Ave., Claremont

AROMATIQUE– 319A W. 1st St, Claremont

RIO DE OJAS– 250 Harvard Ave., Claremont



Twelfth Night 2015


Olivia Ferguson


      248 W. 2nd St.       

(909) 624-3340


Here are 2 great options to complement your enjoyment during this summer’s Shakespeare Festival, and always at a very reasonable price:
• Saca’s Individual Picnic Boxes include a Pita Sandwich of your choice, Salad (Mediterranean or Tabouleh), and a Baklava, utensils and napkin. Our Picnic boxes start at $11.99
• Saca’s Picnic Trays for 2 include 2 Shawerma Bowls, 2 sides (Choose from Mediterranean Salad, Tabouleh, Hummus & Pitas or Falafels), 2 Baklavas, 2 Pitas and 2 bottles of water. The trays come with plates, utensils and napkins, and start at $35.90.

For curbside pickup, just order online …no parking, no hassle, you can go straight to your event without wasting any time! What’s not to like?!

Cheers to great Summer Nights with Saca’s flavorful cuisine as your companion!

Located in the Claremont Packing House    

      540 W 1st Street     

(909) 445-9463

The perfect dinner to pair with Shakespeare under the stars.  Boxed dinner includes choice of a variety of delicious sandwiches on artisan baguettes, salad, and a fresh-baked cookie. Add a bottle of wine for a little more and your repast is complete.  Utensils and cups included.








325 Yale Ave.

(909) 625-7560




500 W. 1st St.

(909) 445-0931










2021 Discover Claremont “Room and Bard” Package

Discover Claremont will once again be partnering with the annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival to offer a “Room and Bard” package for visitors that includes festival tickets and Claremont Chamber gift cards to secure a picnic meal for a memorable evening under the stars in Claremont.

The package, available at participating Claremont hotels, includes a comfortable guest room, 2 tickets to one night’s performance at the Sontag Greek Theater, $50 in Discover Claremont gift cards redeemable at more than 140 participating Claremont eateries and merchants, and 2 rental chairs at the event. In addition to redeeming the gift cards for dining at the hotels or one of 40+ restaurants and specialty food shops, guests can bring them to one of several official festival partners to purchase a prix fixe picnic and beer or wine.

Reservations must be made by phoning the participating properties directly and requesting the “Room and Bard” package. The package is subject to availability at the following Claremont hotels:

DoubleTree by Hilton Claremont. Available online at, or telephone 909-626-2411)
Hotel Casa 425. Available online at, or telephone 909-624-2272.
Claremont Lodge. Phone the property to book at 909-626-5654.
Knights Inn Claremont. Phone the property to book at 909-626-2431.
Motel 6 Claremont. Phone the property to book at 909-621-4831.

Green Shows

The Adventures of Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a fun, bawdy, hilarious, and slightly musical odyssey for the adventurous kid in every adult! Presented in the style of an energetic pantomime, this epic tale features shipwrecks, jousts, a king whose throne is accented with the skulls of his victims, a group of drunken singing knights, Roman Goddesses, and a prince in rusty armor fighting for true love. Pericles and his daughter Marina encounter these things and more on their quest to find their way back to being a family. Written by William Shakespeare and George Wilkins (an aspiring writer and brothel owner), this play takes strange and riveting twists and turns through both the grotesque and the pure, weaving a silly yet somehow still poignant story about the meaning of hope, love, and family.

Friday 7/12, Sunday 7/14, Thursday 7/18, Saturday 7/20 at 8pm                     Green Show starts nightly at 7:15pm.

General Admission $25


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Merry Wives 2014


Hamlet 2017



Much Ado About Midsummer

An original mash up of Shakespeare’s works, merrily and verily devised by OJP Shakes Camp’s band of players for the enjoyment of all!

PLUS!!!  New this summer– a musical cabaret performed by OJP Musical Theater Campers!  


Monday  7/19 at 7:00pm

Tuesday 7/19 at 7:00pm

General Admission $10

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