Louisville Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Kate Hamill

Kentucky Shakespeare returns to the Kentucky Center Bombard Theatre January 4-8, 2023 with Kate Hamill’s effervescent 2017 adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved classic. The production is directed by Kentucky Shakespeare Associate Artistic Director Amy Attaway. She describes the production, “This production captures the essence of this timeless story at top speed and with maximum hilarity. … Continued

Enter Ghost. an immersive haunted Hamlet experience

Kentucky Shakespeare Presents ENTER GHOST. an Immersive Haunted Hamlet Experience   LOUISVILLE, KY (September 12, 2022) – Continuing their tradition of a fall performance for Halloween, Kentucky Shakespeare presents an immersive new production inside their headquarters in Old Louisville. Kentucky Shakespeare commissioned playwrights Diana Grisanti and Steve Moulds to create this hour-long event, conceived by … Continued

R&J co-production with Pandora Productions

An Unstoppable Pair! Kentucky Shakespeare & Pandora Productions team up to bring Shakespeare’s R&J to the stage. LOUISVILLE, KY – August 2, 2022 – “I dreamt a dream tonight.” Joe Calarco’s R&J re-imagines the classic story of history’s famous doomed lovers as a modern coming-of-age tale in this co-production between Kentucky Shakespeare and Pandora Productions, Louisville’s … Continued

Henry VI: The Wars of the Roses runs March 30-April 16

As a prelude to the summer 2022 production of RICHARD III in Central Park, Kentucky Shakespeare has added a new production to their indoor season with HENRY VI: THE WARS OF THE ROSES, adapted from Shakespeare by Stephanie Shine. The addition to the indoor ticketed season will run for a limited three-week run inside the … Continued

Announcing our 2022 Season!

Kentucky Shakespeare announces 2022 Shakespeare Festival in Central Park LOUISVILLE, KY (November 22, 2021) – The 62nd season of Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park will run May 25-August 7, 2022 – the longest professional run in company history. The season will include productions of Twelfth Night, Richard III, and The Merry Wives of Windsor, plus the Globe Players professional training program with Much Ado About Nothing, Late Night Shakes with the Louisville Improvisors, Shakespeare in Dance with the Louisville Ballet, and … Continued

We’re Moving Home to Old Louisville

  Friends, We are delighted to officially announce we have found the perfect new home, and we are relocating our offices and operations to new headquarters in Old Louisville this May! “Are you sure That we are awake? It seems to me That yet we sleep, we dream.” – A Midsummer Night’s Dream For the … Continued

Celebrate 60: The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Anniversary Production

Kentucky Shakespeare Presents “Celebrate 60: the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Anniversary Production” LOUISVILLE, KY (September 2, 2020) – Kentucky Shakespeare, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth, proudly announces the premiere of a new virtual production celebrating the 60th anniversary of the free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park – Celebrate 60: the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival … Continued

New Album Release and KET KY Premiere

New Album Release As Y’all Like It, songs from Kentucky Shakespeare and KET Premieres Kentucky Shakespeare’s 2019 As You Like It on KET KY: The Kentucky Channel LOUISVILLE, KY (August 20, 2020) ­– Kentucky Shakespeare, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth, is partnering with KET, the state network of PBS member television stations, to … Continued

Virtual Shakespeare in Central Park

Now available, free, at facebook.com/kentuckyshakespeare/videos and youtube.com/kentuckyshakespeare Through August 9, our originally-scheduled closing night.