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


Open Captioning and Audio Description Available for Festival

Kentucky Shakespeare’s mission is to “enrich our community by presenting accessible, professional theatre experiences that educate, inspire and entertain people of all ages.” Kentucky Shakespeare has always striven to be accessible in every way, whether that be free admission or accessible seating.  Through partnership with the Kentucky Center, three performances throughout the summer will have … Continued


Shakespeare Festival in Central Park Casting Announcement

Kentucky Shakespeare is delighted to announce the 2018 summer acting ensemble and design team for the 58th season of Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park. You’ll see some of your Kentucky Shakespeare favorites and some actors new to the Festival stage! DESIGN TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT Scenic Design by Paul Owen Costume Design by Donna Lawrence-Downs Lighting … Continued


Shakespeare in the Parks Tour Begins April 7

Join Kentucky Shakespeare at public parks all around Jefferson County from April 7 – May 19 for free, family-friendly entertainment. This year we’re presenting A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For a full schedule and more information, please visit our Shakespeare in the Parks Tour page.


Camp Shakespeare registration now open

Looking for a fun activity for kids and young adults this summer? Registration is now underway for Kentucky Shakespeare’s Camp Shakespeare. Camps held at St. Francis High School and satellite locations Locust Grove and Liberty Hall.