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Theatricum Botanicum

Theatricum Botanicum Theatre Camp Guide

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1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga,CA 90290

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Camp Type: Day
Session Length: 4 Weeks
Camp Focus: Shakespeare, Theatre

Consider that the camp is designed to excite young people to Shakespeare through ensemble storytelling techniques. Children who enjoy working in a group and have the ability for sustained concentration have fun and flourish in our camp.

Theatricum Botanicum is a natural outdoor sanctuary for the arts that has been delighting visitors for nearly five decades. Lovers of Shakespeare, socially relevant plays, botany, California history, music, and arts education alike find community in this truly special place. Theatricum is a unique space where the beauty and trials of humanity are thrown into striking relief against the incredible back drop of Topanga Canyon’s lush and rustic natural surroundings.

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum Returns to the Stage
September 19, 2020

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum plans to carry on the tradition of outdoor summer repertory theater by returning to the stage in 2021.

Arts Midwest Announces 2020-2021 Shakespeare in American Communities Grants
June 29, 2020

Arts Midwest today announced the recipients of $1.17 million in Shakespeare in American Communities grants, with $1 million going to professional theater companies partnering with schools, and $170,000 going to organizations partnering with facilities in the juvenile justice system.

BWW Feature: Reinventing Summer Shakespeare, Los Angeles Style
May 20, 2020

It's summer in L.A. and the theaters are closed. What's a Shakespeare lover to do? Well, artists continue to create in whatever way they can as they brainstorm plans for 2020 and beyond. We've heard from some of your favorite companies and here's the latest on cancellations and some of the inventive solutions meant to help you get your Bard on this season. Go see a showa??.online!

Free Memorial Day Weekend Online Concert For Veterans Announced
May 15, 2020

The Veterans Concert was held on November 9, 2019 in observance of Veterans Day Weekend at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, an historic outdoor amphitheatre in Topanga Canyon, California.  The concert was presented by The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop, a nonprofit 501c3 organization that helps veterans cope with PTSD, substance abuse, homelessness and other challenges through music. 

George Salazar, Eden Espinosa & More Nominated for Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards
March 27, 2020

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the nominees for theatrical excellence for the year 2019. This year they are forgoing their annual event ceremony and will instead post the award recipients online in the upcoming weeks: 

THE NIGHT BUSTER KEATON DREAMED ME to Have West Coast Premiere at 24th Street Theatre
March 05, 2020

24th Street Theatre finds color in the lives of two orphan girls living in a silent film world of black, white and varying shades of gray. Debbie Devine directs the West Coast premiere of Kerry Muir's magical, surreal, dream-like movie-within-a play, The Night Buster Keaton Dreamed Me, for an April 11 opening. Performances will continue through May 31, with low-priced previews taking place March 28 through April 5.

Theatricum Botanicum Announces 2020 Summer Season In Topanga
February 26, 2020

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum has announced its annual summer line-up of theater, music and performance in its unique and stunning outdoor setting in Topanga.

Joanna Garner's Country Musical 100 HEARTBREAKS Kicks Off 10th OTR Series At Chance Theater
January 29, 2020

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, presents a staged reading of our 2018 Resident Playwright Joanna Garner's new musical, 100 HEARTBREAKS. 

November 18, 2019

Greenway Arts Alliance (Whitney Weston and Pierson Blaetz, Co-Founders and Co-Artistic Directors) announced today that they have extended performances through December 29 for the Tony Award-winning a?oeBest Playa??a?" THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by Simon Stephens. Based on award-winning writer Mark Haddon's novel of the same name, the play is directed by Kate Jopson (Circle X Theatre's Hole in the Sky and La Jolla Playhouse's A Willow Grows Aslant). Performances are at Greenway Court Theatre (544 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles), and tickets are available at

Rarely Produced IN TROUSERS Comes To Lounge Theatre 10/11-11/03
October 11, 2019

Knot Free Productions presents In Trousers, a 'prequel' to William Finn's groundbreaking March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, directed by Ryan O'Connor.

DINNER WITH FRIENDS to Open 2019/2020 Season at CV Rep Theater
October 03, 2019

A Deliciously Witty, Insightful, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Play that Explores the Complexities of Marriage and Friendship to Open 2019/2020 Season at CV Rep

New Adaptation Of LITTLE WOMEN Opens In October At Sierra Madre Playhouse
September 05, 2019

Christian Lebano has written his own stage adaptation of Little Women specifically for this production. It combines a cast of established professionals in the adult roles, with emerging young performing artists from California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley in the roles of the March Sisters.

Photo Flash: First Look At Theatricum's THE GIN GAME
August 29, 2019

Westside audiences are in for a treat. Last season's acclaimed, Ovation recommended production of The Gin Game, directed byChristian Lebano at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, will be re-staged outdoors atWill Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, with real life husband and wife teamAlan Blumenfeld andKatherine James reprising their roles. With Lebano again at the helm,performances of D.L Coburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning two-hander will run Aug. 17 through Sept. 29 in Theatricum's intimate S. Mark Taper Pavilion.

Review: Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Offers Songs of Love and Laughter in the Beautiful Woods at Theatricum Botanicum
August 13, 2019

William Shakespeare's rollicking and ever-popular comedy of mistaken identity, TWELFTH NIGHT, brings its magical combination of mischief, madness and romance into the outdoor amphitheater at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum this summer where it plays in rep through September 28. Written in 1601 and first seen in the Inns of Court shortly after Christmas (hence, the title), the holiday was celebrated as a festival during which everything was made delightfully topsy-turvy, much like the world of the play's Illyria. And you could not ask for a more ideal cast of characters to bring The Bard's non-stop, high energy hijinks to life.

Berkeley Rep Announces Cast And Creative Team For THE GREAT WAVE
July 31, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of The Great Wave written by Francis Turnly and directed by Mark Wing-Davey.