The 2014 Shakespeare In The Park Summer Season will consist of 8 productions totaling 56 performances over 10 weeks.

3 Kentucky Shakespeare Professional Productions

Directed by Matt Wallace
Preview June 11
June 12-22
Directed by Amy Attaway
Preview June 26
June 27-July 6
Directed by Matt Wallace
Preview July 10July 11-13Rotating Repertory Weeks (all 3 productions)July 15-271 Globe Players Student Production


Preview July 30

July 31-August 3


4 Community Partners Productions in Rotating Repertory Over Two Weeks

AS YOU LIKE IT presented by Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble

August 5, 7, 9

PERICLES presented by Walden Theatre

August 6, 8, 10

KING LEAR presented by Savage Rose Classical Theatre

August 13, 15, 17

WOMEN OF WILL presented by Shoestring Productions

August 12, 14, 16


Now Playing
Kentucky Shakespeare presents the oldest free Shakespeare festival in the United States.

Festival Enjoys Shakespeare With Shakesbeer

June 24, 2010

Louisville, KY-  For the first time in Kentucky Shakespeare history, the Festival is including beer and wine in concession sales, thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors Bluegrass Brewing Company, LLC and Brown-Forman. Select Brown-Forman wines and the BBC’s special brew, fondly named Shakesbeer, are for sale in the amphitheater for $5 a glass or pint.

Shakesbeer, so named in honor of the 50th season of Shakespeare in Central Park, is the reincarnate of the BBC’s famous Nut-Brown Ale. A Northeastern English style brown ale, Shakesbeer is brewed with six different malts that create a malty body, and finishes off with notes of chocolate and caramels. It certainly is a beer fit for a Bard!

Please remember, no outside alcohol is permitted in Metro Parks. Alcohol sold by the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival is permitted only within the perimeter of the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater.

Join us in Central Park for the remainder of the 50th season of “Free Will” Shakespeare in Central Park! All performances are free and open to the public.


June 30-July 4: Richard III, 8 PM

July 7-11: Richard III, 8 PM

June 26, July 3, 10, 17: Twelfth Night, 10 AM

July 14-18: The Globe Players present, Much Ado About Nothing, 8 PM