What is New Swan Shakespeare Festival?
New Swan Shakespeare Festival is a professional Shakespeare festival located on the campus of UC Irvine in Orange County. For five sold-out seasons, we have featured two Shakespearean productions in rotating repertory under the stars. Offering dynamic productions in a unique space, New Swan features professional actors and students working side by side to produce scintillating Shakespearean productions. The community, campus, and press have embraced New Swan’s productions, seminar series, and outreach programs.
The 2017 season marks our sixth year and features a wide range of festivities and educational opportunities along with two fully-produced plays: The Tempest, directed by Eli Simon, and The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Beth Lopes.