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:

Doors open at 10:45am; reading begins at 11:00. Character names will be placed at a table in the center of the room; whoever wants to read can choose a chair. There will be additional seating for anyone who wants to read along silently. We will take one intermission in the middle of the play. 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 should bring their own. Visit your local library to check out a copy! Everyone is welcome! All voices, all dialects. Shakespeare Aloud is intended to be a fun exploration of Shakespeare, so bring your sense of humor!



Shakespeare Aloud readings are presented in collaboration with the CSULB Theatre Arts Dept and are held at the CSULB Theatre Arts Building on the corner of 7th Street and East Campus Drive.




2018 Schedule



Hamlet - Acts IV, V

September 22, 2018 @ 10:45am


Henry IV, Part I - 1st half

October 6, 2018 @10:45am


Henry IV, Part I - 2nd half

October 20, 2018 @10:45am


Henry IV, Part II - 1st half

November 3, 2018 @10:45am


Henry IV, Part II - 2nd half

November 17, 2018 @10:45am


Henry V - 1st half

December 1, 2018 @10:45am


Henry V - 2nd half

December 15, 2018 @10:45am



Supported in part by Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach


William Shakespeare

Arts For Life Season