Dining & Amenities

Summer Dining at SSC

During our Summer Festival for your convenience we have food, beverages, desserts, a full bar as well as SSC merchandise in our lobby. You can dine either in the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen, or at one of the tables available in our lobby (tables are first-come, first-served). You may also bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy before the show.

Holiday Show Concessions

During our holiday show, light refreshments are available in our lobby.  This includes cookies, apple juice, chocolate milk, water, as well as hot tea, coffee, and cocoa.

Summer SSC Food Vendors

Enjoy a meal or a treat from one of our vendors serving in the open-air lobby! Our vendors are open 90 minutes before each performance and at intermission.


Enjoy fresh sandwiches, salads, deli sides, picnic offerings, warm soups plus mouth-watering desserts made fresh daily by Hoffman's Downtown, a locally owned and operated family business.

Pacific Cookie Company

Our Coffee Cart offers a wide variety of coffee beverages and teas, as well as Pacific Cookie Company cookies! Located next to the ticket office, as well as just outside the Glen, for many performances.

Rosie McCann's

And be Merry!
Wine, beer and mixed drinks provided by Rosie McCann's. The pub has always been a place of camaraderie; a place where friends meet new friends – and old – and Rosie McCann’s exemplifies the best in Irish hospitality.

Pre-Order Your Drinks

Pre-order your intermission drinks and have them waiting for you! Just place your order at the coffee cart or the bar prior to the show, and avoid the lines!

Picnic at Shakespeare Santa CruzPicnicking at the Glen

Many experienced “Groundlings” arrive early to picnic in the Festival Glen and enjoy the atmosphere before the performance.

Guests can purchase food and beverages in our Lobby or are welcome to bring their own food.

Visit the Festival Glen page to learn more about seating and entry times.




Festival Site Map

Use the map below to find dining, restrooms, entrance lines and more.

Shakespeare Santa Cruz Fesitval Site Map

On-Site Amenities

Rest Rooms and Water Fountains - These are located adjacent to the Performing Arts Theater and the new Experimental Theater.

Pay Phones - A pay phone is located on the Glen side of the Ticket Office.

Patrons with Special Needs

We wish to make our activities accessible to everyone. If you have disability-related needs, please inquire about these services at the ticket office when purchasing your tickets. In addition, please note the following:

  • Mobility-impaired patrons may be dropped off directly in front of the Performing Arts Theater or the Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen; a limited number of adjacent handicapped parking places are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Large print cast sheets will be available for all of our performances.
  • Accessibility Seating is available for those needing extra assistance, wheelchair access, or other needs where seating in the Glen would be prohibitive. Please mention at the Ticket Office when ordering seats if you require this seating. Also available online. Seating available for both the disability patron and companion.
  • Assistive Listening Devices – A limited number of assistive listening devices (ALDs) will be available for all three plays. These devices may be reserved by calling our ticket office at (831) 459-2159.