63rd Season of Kentucky Shakespeare Festival

Kentucky Shakespeare Announces 63rd Season of Free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park Kentucky Shakespeare, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth, announces the 63rd annual free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival May 24-August 6, 2023, at the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater in Old Louisville’s Central Park. “I’m honored to kick off my 10th season as Producing … Continued

2023 Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

Kentucky Shakespeare Tours HAMLET to Record 37 Parks in Annual SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS Spring Tour  Kentucky Shakespeare returns with the free SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS tour this spring. The 7-actor, 85-minute production of HAMLET will tour to multiple parks in Indiana and Kentucky this April and May. “We’re celebrating the tenth anniversary of our … Continued

Kentucky Shakespeare Receives Gift from Kansas City-based Theater League 

Patrick Flick, Executive Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA) and Mark Edelman, founder and president of Theater League, Inc, a Kansas City, Missouri, based contributor to the performing arts, announced that the League will be gifting thirty-five Shakespeare Theatres across the United States and internationally with a grant of $255,000 in general operating support.  … Continued

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