California Shakespeare Theater
Cal Shakes was founded in 1973 and was moved to its current location in the hills between Berkeley and Orinda called Bruns Memorial Amphitheater. In 2003 under new leadership, it changed its name to California Shakespeare Festival. In 2010, it was updated and added the 7000 square foot Sharon Simpson Center and other accommodations for the benefit of public and performers. In 2012, after many updates it was considered the largest solar-powered outdoor professional theater. It also added wireless microphones through the facility. In 2012, it changed its name to California Shakespeare Theater. It not only provides regular performances for the community and Bay Area but also focuses on workshop and after school classes, summer camps, student discovery matinees, resources for teachers, and internships.