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 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 based on availability.  Beach chairs are allowed on the ground level only.  

Parents are always surprised at how much their children enjoy the Shakespeare Festival.  But we’re not.  Shakespeare is fun, exciting, and awesome!  


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!

Green shows take place “on the green” nightly!



La Tempestad (or Shakespeare Goes Caribbean)

This bilingual adaptation of The Tempest is set on Isla de la Juventud off the Coast of Cuba.  Featuring original arrangements of Caribbean and Afro-Cuban music- this high energy production brings a Latin vibe and audience immersion to Shakespeare’s most magical comedy– La Tempestad is a big pachanga under the stars on the grounds of the beautiful Sontag.

Due to a series of challenges, Ophelia’s Jump has had to cancel its production of Pirates of Penzance. Measure for Measure is unaffected and will fill in all the Pirates of Penzance performance dates. Patrons who purchased tickets for Pirates will be contacted.

7/11, 7/13, 7/19,  7/21 at 8pm  Green Show starts nightly at 7:00pm.           

The Knight of the Burning Pestle

by Francis Beaumont

Directed by Caitlin Lopez

A joyful celebration of the universal capacity to improvise, this delightful Elizabethan comedy is a rough and rowdy romp filled with Music and Merriment!

7/12-7/20. Lounge opens nightly 1 hour before the show for cocktails and appetizers.


General Admission $35— Ticket Includes a CLAREMONT SHAKES PASS for 15% discount at participating Claremont shops and restaurants.

Children 10 and under College/HS Students with ID–$30

Festival Pass $65—Purchase a Festival Pass for both shows and save! 

Purchase Tickets

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Beatrice Casagran




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

THE FOLK MUSIC CENTER– 200 Yale Ave., Claremont

RIO DE OJAS– 250 Harvard Ave., Claremont



OJP Gala- June 17


Alex Foster as Malvolio


      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. 
• 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.

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

What’s more Shakespearian than a platter of cheeses, meats, olives, and fruit at the center of your show day picnic?  The Bard’s heavenly mouth is watering at the though of a Cheese Cave Shakes-picnic tray.








175 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
Suite 102B

Like many of the best things in life, honest BBQ takes time and discipline. Therefore, Chris and John journeyed through the most BBQ-loving states in the US to learn from the best and to serve you never-rushed, hand-rubbed, high-quality, wood-smoked perfection. As an extension of our family, our hope is that with each bite and every interaction with our amazing teams, you get to experience our commitment to true southern hospitality.

500 West 1st St.  909-445-0531

Green Shows

Every OJP Midsummer Shakespeare performance begins with a Green Show featuring local artists. The custom is inspired by the Green Shows of Shakespeare’s day, which were the equivalent of an opening act at a concert. They were called “green shows” because they took place “on the green” outside the theater before the main play started.  

Green Show starts nightly at 7:00pm.

Purchase Tickets

Celtic Dancers 2014


Facepainting fun