Welcome to An Enchanted Evening

...our in-person gala fundraiser celebrating San Francisco Shakespeare Festival with art and artists on May 20, 

and our online auction where everyone can bid and win fabulous wine, travel, real-world experiences, and more.

Get involved!

1. Register to bid in the auction. Bidding is now open and closes May 20 at 8:00pm. The auction includes wine, performing arts and cultural experiences, real-world getaways, and more.

2. Donate to San Francisco Shakespeare Festival. Make a tax-deductible financial contribution to support the Festival’s core programs and our artists as we move into our fifth decade (41st season). Your gift ensures our community has the opportunity to safely share great, inspirational art that lifts our spirit and unites us.

3. Online ticket purchases for in-person attendance have ended. If you'd still like to join in the fun in-person, please email tleavitt@sfshakes.org for special arrangements.


Our Italian-inspired menu includes: 

Antipasti and Aperitifs: red and white wine generously provided by our sponsors Banshee Wines and Mazzocco Sonoma, and a signature cocktail: Love and Idleness, inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream.

A delicious three-course dinner consisting of a mixed green salad with toasted walnuts, goat cheese, and strawberries with white wine balsamic (VEG, GF), family style pasta: fusilli with pesto and penne with meaty marinara, and a choice of either roasted rosemary chicken or eggplant parmesan (VEG, GF, or vegan without cheese).

A lavish dessert buffet!


May 20, 2023 from 5:30pm - 9:00pm

San Francisco Italian Athletic Club

1630 Stockton St.

San Francisco, CA 94103


The evening starts at 5:30pm at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club on Washington Square. Mention us for a $5 discount at 721 Filbert parking garage. Savor antipasti and aperitifs, including Banshee wines and our signature cocktail, Love in Idleness, followed at 6:30pm by a performance of our one-hour production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. At 7:30pm you’ll be served a 3-course dinner, followed by a lavish Italian dessert buffet.


Gala guests will be expected to TAKE a negative Covid test prior to attendance. Rapid tests will be available at the event. If you test positive, please do not attend the event in consideration of others who may be immuno-compromised. The safety of our artists, staff, and supporters is of the utmost importance. Please note that in the event Covid-19 infection levels rise in San Francisco, this policy is subject to change.

Proceeds from the event support our mission to make the words and themes of Shakespeare accessible to everyone, regardless of age, ethnicity, financial status, or level of education. Your contributions ensure the continuation of arts and education programs like Free Shakespeare in the Park Shakespeare’s Heartbeat, Takes on Shakes, and Bay Area Shakespeare Camps.

If you believe in the power of the performing arts to transform lives, then join us and celebrate the enduring artistry of Shakespeare!

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