Below you will find information containing specifics about the Festival.

Please note that we are an outdoor venue. All guests are must bring their own chairs


General Admission Seating 

Where is general admission seating?

General admission seating is located behind the last row of lawn boxes.


 Lawn Box 

What is a lawn box?

Our Law Box Seating is the preferred seating that is closest to the stage. Each box is 8’ by 8’ and can accommodate 4-6 adults.
NOTE: Lawn Boxes are outlined on the ground; there are no physical barriers separating guests from each othe

How can I reserve a lawn box?

Lawn Box tickets can be reserved in advance! Prices range from $90-110. Each box is 8’ x 8’ and can accommodate 4-6 adults. Reservations can be made online or by calling: (805).493.3184. 
Please be sure to see seating restrictions under SEATING before finalizing your purchase. 

Do I still have to pay general admission if I reserved a lawn box?

No, guests seated in the reserved Lawn Boxes do not pay the general admission fee.



Is alcohol permitted at the festival?

The campus of California Lutheran University is a dry campus, except for areas and events designated by the President of the University. The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival will offer beer and wine for sale by the glass to adult members of our audience with proper identification

According to our legal obligations, audience members are  NOT allowed to bring alcohol into the Festival grounds. The Festival will be patrolled by security. 

We reserve the right not to serve anyone or to deny access to anyone who abuses the University's alcohol policies.

Outside Food

Can I bring a picnic basket or outside food to the festival?

Yes, you are welcome to bring any outside food and non alcholic beverages.  

According to our legal obligations, audience members are  NOT allowed to bring alcohol into the Festival grounds. The Festival will be patrolled by security. 

Animals and Pets

Are animals/ pets allowed at the festival?

We kindly ask that you do not bring any animal or pets to the festival. We do make exceptions for service animals.


What type of chair do I bring if I am sitting in the general seating area?

If you are a general admission guest, seating is first come, first serve. We prefer that you bring a low back chair or blanket.  If you need to sit in a higher back chair, please do so to the side of the seating area, or at the top of the hill only, so as not to obstruct the view of others.  All guests must bring their own chairs. 

What kind of seating do I bring if I have reserved a lawn box?

If you are sitting in a Lawn Box, ALL chairs must very low to the ground and they MUST have low backs. This is to ensure the maximum viewing pleasure for all our guests. Any type of seating is (including wheelchair seating) are permitted in boxes 14, 23, 33, 24, 34.


Can I save my seat if I'm in the general admission area?

Yes! General admission patrons are allowed to claim their seating area before the show.Many patrons leave their chairs and blankets and have dinner at one of the local restaurants in town. Please note that Kingsmen Shakespeare is not responsible for lost or stolen items. 

Should I bring a blanket?

Yes! The evenings get surprisingly cool.  Please be prepared to bring jackets/blankets; being cold is no fun!



Where is the Festival located?

The festival is located in Kingsmen Park on the campus of California  Lutheran University. 

California Lutheran University
60 W Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, Ca 91360
Directions on Google Maps


Where do I park?

Please park in the lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Blvd near the Welcome Center. The only Festival entrance is at the top of the hill.

 Show Information

What time does the show begin?

8 p.m.

What time should I arrive?

The Festival grounds open at 5:30 p.m., with the main stage production beginning at 8:00 p.m.

If you are seated in a Lawn Box, we ask that as a courtesy to our other guests, your party be seated in your box no later than 7:45 p.m. Arriving after the production begins may delay seating.

Is there a pre-show?

Yes! The pre-show starts around 6:45-7:00 p.m. each night.

Do I need a handstamp or a ticket for re-entry?

No, a handstamp or ticket is not necessary for re-entry once you have paid admission.

Are there any restaurants nearby?

There are a number of restaurants located near the Festival. The options include but are not limited to:

Mouthful Eatery, Moqueca Brazilian Restaurant, Pokeland, Little Calf Creamery and Café, Bucca di Beppo, Bad Ass Tacos (local favorite), 3 Amigos Restaurant, Love Pho Café, Kabab Plus, Sumo Japanese Restaurant, Mastro’s Steakhouse and Parma Pizza Napoletana. For more options visit:                 

More questions?  Email or call (805).493.3184