Added THU, AUG 16TH 2012

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win free tickets to
Twelfth Night!
Twelfth Night

Would you like to win two FREE tickets to see the Shakespeare Santa Cruz production of Twelfth Night in the beautiful outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre in September? Follow this link to register for our online sweepstakes (you will have to 'Like' us on Facebook first, if you haven't already) and you might be one of the lucky winners!


A topsy-turvy tale of mistaken identities and tangled love triangles, Twelfth Night is one of the Bard's most delightful comedies. 


One of the Bay Area's most celebrated Shakespeare companies, Shakespeare Santa Cruz will stage six performances of this production from September 8-16. Sweepstakes winners will be able to choose which performance they would like to attend. 


Click here to see the full schedule of shows and to purchase tickets online, or call the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.


Twelfth Night

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for your corporate event

or holiday party!

Party in the Spanish Courtyard
The Spanish Courtyard is a beautiful setting
for a dinner party or corporate event!

How do you make your unique event more memorable? By choosing an historical and architectural landmark nestled in the mountains and surrounded by exquisite gardens: Montalvo!


For many years, Montalvo has been the Bay Area's preferred venue for spectacular fairy-tale weddings, but we have a wide range of facilities available for almost any type of event: from our historic Villa to our vintage cottages; from our beautiful outdoor Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre to our indoor Carriage House Theatre with plush seats for 300 guests to our expansive Great Lawn, which can accommodate over 1,000 people! 


For your next corporate event, holiday party, or team-building exercise, why not choose Montalvo? Click here for more information; call our Rentals Department at 408-961-5856 or send an inquiry by email.





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Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm


Tickets available through Ticketmaster

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Carriage House Concerts:
Nellie McKay, October 21
John Mayall, October 25


Our upcoming fall, winter, and spring concerts in the Carriage House Theatre feature a diverse array of musical styles and performers.

Nellie McKay:
Nellie McKay performs "Caribbean Time"
on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson


Just 30 years old, the "supremely gifted, charming, and darkly funny" (The Washington Post) Nellie McKay already has an impressive list of accomplishments to her name, including five widely acclaimed albums of original music. On Sunday, October 21, at 7:30pm, she will perform her old favorites and songs from her new album, Home Sweet Mobile Home.


Make a complete evening of it by adding Martini Madness! This fun pre-concert cocktail hour in the historic Villa features signature drinks and plenty of gourmet appetizers, all for just $30 per person!

John Mayall
John Mayall


In contrast to McKay's still-young career, Grammy-nominated blues master John Mayall, founder of the Bluesbreakers, has been recording and performing for more than 50 years. He will bring his energetic and influencial music to the Carriage House Theatre on Thursday, October 25, at 7:30pm in a concert you won't want to miss!


These are just two of the more than 30 concerts coming up! Don't miss our outstanding Piano Masters Series or performances by Spyro Gyra, Hugh Masekela, Keola Beamer, Masters of Motown, Suzanne Vega, Jesse Cook, and many more! Click here for the full lineup.


Tickets to these and other shows are available online through Ticketmaster or by calling the Montalvo Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.


Final Fridays with Fritz Haeg
August 31


Fritz Haeg
Fritz Haeg

Join us on Friday, August 31, at 6pm, in the Lucas Artists Program Commons, for Final Fridays with Fritz Haeg.


Haeg is an artist, designer, architect, community organizer, writer, and educator whose recent projects include Sundown Schoolhouse, an itinerant educational program; Edible Estates, which replaced domestic front lawns with edible landscapes; and Animal Estates, which created homes for native animals in cities around the world. 


Haeg will showcase some of his projects and discuss how his work explores the relationships between urban residents, plants, food, and wildlife. 


Final Fridays are FREE and open to the public. Light snacks will be provided; beer and wine will be available for purchase.



at a glance:


Thu, August 23, 7:30pm

An Evening with Chris Botti


Sat, August 25, 7:30pm

Dave Koz and BeBe Winans


Fri, August 31, 6pm

Final Fridays with Fritz Haeg


September 8-16 (5 performances)

Twelfth Night with Shakespeare Santa Cruz


Sat, September 22, 5pm

Great Gatsby Gala: The Party of the Century


Fri, September 28, 6pm

Final Fridays with YaYa Chou


Sun, September 30, 7pm

Joe Walsh


Thurs, October 4, 7pm

Joe Jackson & the Bigger Band featuring Regina Carter


Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours




In the Project Space Gallery:


On view through October 14

Daniel Canogar: The Film Trilogy