Our mission is to make Shakespeare and the performing arts available to everyone regardless of age, ethnicity, financial status or level of education.
Why Free: PSC’s mission is to make the performing arts available to everyone regardless of age, ethnicity, financial status or level of education. Our goal is to encourage broad participation in the arts and make the arts an active part of community life here in Petaluma.
Why Shakespeare: The timeless appeal of Shakespeare’s plays reveal truths about the range of human emotions that still resonates today. His profoundly eloquent language explores love, jealousy, growing older and much more that encompasses the human condition.
Why by the River: Just as theaters in Shakespeare’s time were open to the sky, our performances by the river make the art and artistry more accessible to all. Performing in public space allows us all to feel welcome and that reminds us that art is a part of our everyday lives. A mini globe theater by the Petaluma River is a lofty goal, but who knows?
Free Shakespeare costs money. We appreciate your support!