Founded in 1888 as a woman’s reading group, the Shakespeare Club quickly became involved in community affairs, a tradition that continues into the present.  If you are interested in more detailed information, attached are two interesting histories.  One is a booklet describing the history of the club.  The other describes our Villa clubhouse and the philanthropic, arts-oriented woman who built it.

Pictured above is the second clubhouse of the Shakespeare Club
which was located on Los Robles near the current Hilton Hotel.
Its auditorium contained a 700 seat loft theater.

CLICK HERE  for a glimpse into an interesting November 1926 Event, “A Century of Fashion” put on by the Shakespeare Club members of the day.

CLICK HERE  for the booklet “A Brief History of the Shakespeare Club.”

CLICK HERE: “The Woman and The Villa.”