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The longest running short play festival in the world!

8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival
Returning in 2023!
Playing January 20 through February 19, 2023
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday matinees @ 2 pm

Get your tickets now!

The annual 10-minute play festival is one of the most anticipated and popular events of the theatre season in Santa Cruz. 

The winning plays have been announced, and all roles have been cast. See you in January!

Submissions are now open
for the 2024 

International Short Play Contest


How the 8 Tens Festival
Became a Theatre Phenomenon
Read the Good Times cover story HERE

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