Theatre in the Vines…. It’s always such a great use of a winery’s property.

With the completion of Concannon’s $30 million renovations, one of their original intents is about to reach full fruition.

Since this renaissance began, there’s been always talk of creating a space where culture would be enjoyed in the vineyard for not only the residents of Livermore, but also for those who’ve come from outside areas. The folks at Concannon wanted something that would be different while enriching and making memorable the experience of visiting this historic wine region.

Shakespeare, a superlative addition to the area, seemed like the perfect fit.

Concannon’s much anticipated Shakespeare in the Vineyard is now fast approaching.

Shakespeare in the Vineyard is from July 10 to August 2, 2008. Performances are going to include “Twelfth Night” and “The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged).”

Concannon Vineyard is located at 4590 Tesla Road, in Livermore.

[This image was taken on June 12, 2008, as workers were making “stage ready” adjustments to the Victorian.]


Performances, according to sales manager Jim Ryan, are going to be executed on the balcony and porch of this Victorian, while guests will find their favorite spot on the lawn. This massive structure was recently moved from the front of Tesla Road to its new placement further back on the property beside the tasting room. Thinking of everything, it’s also handicapped accessible.

Call Concannon Vineyard for more details (925) 443-2273, or you can simply purchase tickets on-line at Livermore Shakespeare.

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
Macbeth Act 5, scene 5, 19