War of the Worlds airs TUESDAY OCT 30 on Louisville Public Media!

Tune In To Kentucky Shakespeare’s Broadcast of War of the Worlds Louisville Public Media brings Kentucky Shakespeare‘s all new adaptation of the radio play War of the Worlds back to the airwaves on the 80th anniversary of the initial broadcast. So set your radio dial to one of the Louisville Public Media stations and sit … Continued

North America’s Best Festivals features Kentucky Shakespeare!

We’re proud to represent Kentucky and the whole region on this website — published by the largest travel agency in Canada, featuring the best festivals throughout North America. Check out the information, and visit the website using the link below. It’s festival season, and North America has it all. But the question is, what are … Continued

The War of the Worlds: a radio play

Join us in Louisville Public Media’s performance studio, October 10-28! Tickets available now. $20, $18 for students/seniors/military https://kyshakeswow.brownpapertickets.com

Othello’s Rave Reviews

Othello opened on the 29th.  Since the opening, reviews have begun to trickle out.  Read them below! “Othello at Kentucky Shakespeare Festival delivers another action packed production for all audiences. With lies, deception and chaos, this play builds tension that beats the Louisville heat.” – Arts Louisville, review by Kate Barry “The most emotionally shattering piece … Continued


Othello Opens June 29th

Our final show of the professional season is OTHELLO.  Opening on June 29th, director Matt Wallace uses OTHELLO to explore jealousy, deceit, and hate in contemporary military world. Admission is free.  The amphitheatre opens at 6:30 with Food Trucks from the Louisville Food Truck Association. Will’s Tavern opens at 7:00 serving Brown-Forman, West Sixth and … Continued


Reviews for Henry IV, Part I

Since Henry IV, Part I opened, local reviews have come out!  Read some below and come see the current installment of Kentucky Shakespeare’s Game of Kings series. “It’s worth not just going, but going again.  Add food and drink, and it’s an ideal summer night.  We’re so lucky, Louisville.” – Insider Louisville, review by Melissa … Continued


Need a Refresher for Henry IV, Part I?

Maybe you saw Richard II last summer and are having a little trouble remembering where we left off… or maybe you didn’t see it at all. Don’t worry!  If you want to catch up on all the happenings of last summer before you see Henry IV, Part I, you can. Watch below for a quick recap on our … Continued


Henry IV, Part I Opens June 15th

The thrilling “Game of Kings” series continues this summer with HENRY IV PART I, opening June 15th in Central Park!  If you saw RICHARD II last summer, or if you like sword fights and/or fart jokes, you won’t want to miss this show.  Directed by Amy Attaway, HENRY IV PART ONE discusses the struggles of … Continued


The Reviews Are In: The Comedy of Errors

The Comedy of Errors opened the 2018 Kentucky Shakespeare Festival on May 31st!  With a week of performances left, The Comedy of Errors has already gotten a few reviews. Read them below: “[A] great production for a company that has yet to produce a dud…  a Looney Tunes level of zaniness, which was as fun to watch … Continued


The Comedy of Errors Opens May 31st

It is almost time for the 2018 Kentucky Shakespeare Festival!   On May 31st, join us in Central Park for the opening of the festival and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, directed by Matt Wallace.  THE COMEDY OF ERRORS is “a zany farce full of physical comedy, mistaken identities, and hijinks galore.” Admission is free.  The amphitheatre opens … Continued