Thank you for a record-setting 57th season of
FREE Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park!
And now, we announce our 58th season - beginning May 30, 2018.
The Comedy of Errors
Preview May 30
Opening May 31
Performances June 1, 2, 3 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10; July 11, 14, 17, 20, 22
Henry IV, Part One
Preview June 14
Opening June 15
Performances June 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24; July 10, 13, 15, 19, *21
Preview June 28
Opening June 29
Performances June 30, July 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 14*, 18, 21
Rotating Repertory Weeks (all three plays):
NEW - Bard-A-Thon Saturdays:
Saturday nights during Rotating Repertory Weeks are double features!
Saturday, July 14 - 8:00PM Comedy of Errors & 10:30PM Othello
Saturday, July 21 - 8:00PM Othello & 10:30PM Henry IV
A different play will be running on the Friday before and the Sunday after the Bard-A-Thon Saturdays,
so audience members have the opportunity to see three different plays over two days!
The Globe Players present
Romeo and Juliet
directed by Kyle Ware
Performances July 25, 26, 27, & 28
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents
A Midsummer Night's Dream
directed by Jeremy Dubin
Performances July 29 and 31
The Louisville Ballet presents
the world premiere
created by Roger Creel and Scott Moore
Performances August 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
The Louisville Improvisors present
Late Night Shakes
an improvised Shakespeare play
Performances June 2, 16, 30, and August 4 at 10:30PM
All performances are held at the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater in historic Old Louisville's Central Park, at the corner of 4th & Magnolia.
1340 S. 4th ST, Louisville, KY 40208
WILL'S GIFT SHOP
WILL'S TAVERN serving Brown-Forman products and Great Flood Brewing Company beer
FOOD TRUCKS from Louisville Food Truck Association generously donating a portion of sales to Kentucky Shakespeare
On stage pre-show entertainment and strolling characters
ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE!
CENTRAL PARK INFO
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival's performances are held at the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater in Central Park in Louisville, KY. Central Park is located in the heart of Old Louisville's historic preservation district, at the corner of Fourth & Magnolia Streets. The amphitheater seats up to 1,000 audience members, with additional seating available on the lawn right and left of the audience.
The Old Louisville area was first developed as Louisville's first "suburb", between the 1870s and the early 1900's, and is home to the largest Victorian district in the United States.
Central Park is also home to the Louisville Metro Police Department's 4th Division and the Old Louisville Information Center.
For more information on Old Lousville:
For more information on Central Park: