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.    

Season Announcement 7.14.20

UPDATE Due to the continued effects of COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our artists, staff, and community, Kentucky Shakespeare is postponing our 2020 summer season until summer 2021 with the same artistic, design, and production team, as availability allows. In September, Kentucky Shakespeare will present a … Continued

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Season Update 6.18.20

“Wisely and slow, they stumble that run fast.”  – Romeo and Juliet We are further delaying plans for our 60th season of free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, with hopes for a later season running throughout September. We’re grateful to have this ability to remain nimble, since our wonderful artists and crew are willing to … Continued