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.

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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