Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Shakespeare Aloud:

On designated Saturdays each month, Shakespeare Aloud will host a FREE reading of one of Shakespeare’s plays. Community members are warmly invited to participate as readers (no experience or audition required) or as audience members.


How it works:

Readings begin at 1:00pm. Character names will be available; whoever wants to read out loud can choose a character. Anyone who wants to read along silently is also welcome.

There will be one break halfway through each reading. During the break, readers at the table can give up their seats to anyone who would like a turn reading out loud. Some copies of the play will be provided, but readers are invited to bring their own.

Everyone is welcome! All voice, all dialects. Shakespeare Aloud is intended to be a fun exploration of Shakespeare, so bring your sense of humor!


Location: NEW!

Shakespeare Aloud readings are presented in collaboration with the Los Altos Neighborhood Library and are held at:

Los Altos Neighborhood Library

5614 East Britton Drive

Long Beach, CA 90815


Free parking is available on the street or in the parking lot behind Lazy Acres

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm







King Lear – 1st half

July 6th at 1PM


King Lear – 2nd half

July 20th at 1PM


Love’s Labour’s Lost – 1st half

Aug. 3rd at 1PM


Love’s Labour’s Lost – 2nd half

Aug. 17th at 1PM


Macbeth - 1st half

Sept. 7th at 1PM


Macbeth - 2nd half

Sept. 21st at 1PM


Measure for Measure - 1st half

Oct. 5th at 1PM


Measure for Measure - 2nd half

Oct. 19th at 1PM


Merchant of Venice- 1st half

Nov. 2nd at 1PM


Merchant of Venice - 2nd half

Nov. 16th at 1PM


Merry Wives of Windsor- 1st half

Dec. 7th at 1PM


Merry Wives of Windsor - 2nd half

Dec. 21st at 1PM




Shakespeare Aloud is provided in collaboration with the Long Beach Public Library 




William Shakespeare

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