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nnual festivals, resident and touring Shakespearean theatrical companies can be found the world over.


In the U.S. alone, there are nearly  there are nearly 245 companies and festivals performing the bard’s works each year in 48 states

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(all but South Dakota and West Virginia) and the District of Columbia.  There are 70 companies in 14 additional countries as well.


Among the most well known Shakespeare companies and festivals are the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, The Old Globe Theater in San Diego, California, The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, DC, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England, and the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company which performs in London and Shakespeare’s home town, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Here’s a list of the more than 300 places to soak in some live Shakespeare. (If we’ve overlooked your venue or company, drop us a line.)


United States

Alabama

The Bards of Birmingham (Birmingham)

 The Park Players (Birmingham)

 The Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Montgomery)

Alaska

 The Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre (Fairbanks)

 Perseverance Theatre (Douglas)

Arizona

 Southwest Shakespeare Company (Mesa)

 The Arizona Classical Shakespeare Theatre (Prescott)

 Shakespeare Sedona (Sedona)

 Arizona Theatre Company (Tucson)

Arkansas

 Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre (Conway)

 Shakespeare on the Lake (Higden)

 Arkansas Repertory Theatre (Little Rock)

California

 The Chance Theater (Anaheim Hills)

 The California Shakespeare Festival (Berkeley)

 Ragged Wing Ensemble (Berkeley)

 Pacific Repertory Theatre (Carmel)

 Shakespeare on the Vine (Clarksburg)

 The Coronado Playhouse (Coronado)

 Woodward Shakespeare Festival (Fresno)

 Shakespeare Orange County (Garden Grove)

 Independent Shakespeare Company (Hollywood)

 Livermore Shakespeare Festival (Livermore)

 Valley Shakespeare Festival (Livermore)

 Bard in the Yard (Long Beach)

 Circus Theatricals (Los Angeles)

 Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company (Los Angeles)

 Shakespeare Festival of Los Angeles (Los Angeles)

 Los Gatos Shakespeare Festival (Los Gatos)

 The Warehouse Repertory Theatre (Mendocino)

 Merced Shakespearefest (Merced)

 Murphys Creek Theatre (Murphys)

 The Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival (Napa)

 The Foothill Theatre Company (Nevada City)

 Woman's Will (Oakland)

 The Ojai Shakespeare Festival (Ojai)

 Stanford Shakespeare Society (Palo Alto)

 Crown City Theatre Company (Pasadena)

 The Pasadena Shakespeare Company (Pasadena)

 Mountain Shakespeare Festival (Pine Mountain Club)

 Redlands Shakespeare Festival (Redlands)

 Rocklin Shakespeare Festival (Rocklin)

 Sacramento Shakespeare Company (Sacramento)

 Excellent Motion Shakespeare Company (San Diego)

 The Old Globe (San Diego)

 Poor Players Theatre Company (San Diego)

 The Semi-Spontaneous Shakespeare Society (San Diego)

 San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (San Francisco)

 African American Shakespeare Company (San Francisco)

 San Leandro Shakespeare Festival (San Leandro)

 Central Coast Shakespeare Festival (San Luis Obispo)

 Shakespeare by the Sea (San Pedro)

 Marin Shakespeare Company (San Rafael)

 Lit Moon Theatre Company (Santa Barbara)

 Victoria Hall Theater (Santa Barbara)

 Shakespeare Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz)

 Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company (Saratoga)

 Sonoma County Repertory Theater (Sebastopol)

 Shakespeare at Stinson Beach (Stinson Beach)

 Shakespeare in Paradise (Sonoma Valley)

 Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival (Thousand Oaks)

 Los Angeles Shakespeare Company (Topanga)

 CSU Stanislaus Shakespeare Festival (Turlock)

 Winters Shakespeare Workshop (Winters)

Colorado

 The Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Boulder)

 Theatreworks (Colorado Springs)

 The Jones Theater (Westcliffe)

Connecticut

 Connecticut Free Shakespeare  (Bridgeport, Old Saybrook)

 Shakespeare Ventures (Fairfield)

 Shakespeare in the Grove (Middletown)

 Summer Theatre of New Canaan (New Canaan)

 The Elm Shakespeare Company (New Haven)

 Shakespeare on the Sound (Norwalk)

 Stratford Festival Theater (Stratford)

 Capital Classics Theatre Company (West Hartford)

Delaware

 Delaware Shakespeare Festival (Wilmington)

District of Columbia

 Folger Shakespeare Library (Washington)

 Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington)

Florida

 Island Shakespeare Festival (Anna Maria)

 The Florida Shakespeare Theater (Coral Gables)

 Gulf Coast Shakespeare Festival (Fort Myers)

 The Hollywood Boulevard Theatre (Hollywood)

 The Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival (Jupiter)

 Shakespeare by the River (New Port Richey)

 The Orlando Shakespeare Festival (Orlando)

 The Atlantic Shakespeare Festival (St. Augustine)

 Capital City Shakespeare (Tallahassee)

Georgia

 Georgia Shakespeare (Atlanta)

 The New American Shakespeare Tavern (Atlanta)

Hawaii

 Hawaii Shakespeare Festival (Honolulu)

Idaho

 Idaho Shakespeare Festival (Boise)

Illinois

 First Street Playhouse (Batavia)

 Illinois Shakespeare Festival (Bloomington)

 Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Chicago)

 Polarity Ensemble Theatre (Chicago)

 The Shakespeare Project of Chicago (Chicago)

 First Folio Shakespeare Festival (Oak Brook)

 Oak Park Festival Theatre (Oak Park)

Indiana

 Indiana Shakespeare Festival (Bloomington)

 Indiana Repertory Theatre (Indianapolis)

 Children's Theatre Workshop (Peru)

Iowa

 Riverside Theatre (Iowa City)

 Pella Shakespeare Company (Pella)

Kansas

 Wichita Community Theatre (Wichita)

 Wichita Shakespeare Company (Wichita)

Kentucky

 The Public Theatre of Kentucky (Bowling Green)

 Lexington Shakespeare Festival (Lexington)

 The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival (Louisville)

Louisiana

 The Abbey Players (Abbeville)

 The Shakespeare Festival at Tulane (New Orleans)

Maine

 The Maine Shakespeare Festival (Bangor)

 Freeport Shakespeare Festival (Freeport)

 The Theatre at Monmouth (Monmouth)

Maryland

 Baltimore Shakespeare Festival (Baltimore)

 Chesapeake Shakespeare Festival (Ellicott City)

 The Maryland Shakespeare Festival (Frederick)

Massachusetts

 Boston University Shakespeare Society (Boston)

 Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (Boston)

 Shakespeare Now! Theater Company (Brookline)

 Actors' Shakespeare Project (Cambridge)

 The MIT Shakespeare Ensemble (Cambridge)

 The Hampshire Shakespeare Company (Hadley)

 Shakespeare and Company (Lenox)

 Shakespeare on the Cape (Provincetown)

Michigan

 Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival (Allendale)

 The Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Festival (Grand Haven)

 Michigan Shakespeare Festival (Jackson)

 Water Works Theatre Company (Royal Oak)

Minnesota

 The Cromulent Shakespeare Company (Minneapolis)

 Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis)

 The Minnesota Shakespeare Project (Minneapolis)

 Shakespeare in the Park (Minneapolis)

 Shakespeare & Company (White Bear Lake)

 Great River Shakespeare Festival (Winona)

Mississippi

 Oxford Shakespeare Festival (Oxford)

Missouri

 The Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis (Forest Park)

 Heart of America Shakespeare Festival (Kansas City)

 The St. Louis Shakespeare Company (St. Louis)

Montana

 Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (Bozeman)

 The Montana Shakespeare Company (Helena)

Nebraska

 Flatwater Shakespeare (Lincoln)

 Nebraska Shakespeare (Omaha)

Nevada

 Nevada Shakespeare in the Park (Henderson)

 Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (Incline Village)

 Nevada Shakespeare Company (Reno)

New Hampshire

 The New England Shakespeare Festival (Deerfield)

 Northeast Shakespeare Ensemble (Lebanon)

 Actors' Circle Theatre (Peterborough)

 Shakespeare in the Valley (Waterville Valley)

New Jersey

 Castle Shakespeare Repertory Company (Budd Lake)

 Burlington County Players (Burlington County)

 Shakespeare '70 (Ewing)

 Actors Shakespeare Company (Hoboken)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (Madison)

 Princeton Rep Shakespeare Festival (Princeton)

 The Shakespeare Initiative (Randolph)

 Hudson Shakespeare Company (Weehawken)

New Mexico

 The American Shakespeare Project (Albuquerque)

 Sandstone Productions (Farmington)

New York

 Shakespeare on the Hudson (Athens)

 Kings County Shakespeare Company (Brooklyn)

 Shakespeare in Delaware Park (Buffalo)

 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Garrison)

 Hofstra Shakespeare Festival (Hempstead)

 Hamptons Shakespeare Festival (Montauk)

 Gorilla Repertory Theater (New York City)

 Judith Shakespeare Company (New York City)

 New York Classical Theatre (New York City)

 Oxford Shake-speare Centre (New York City)

 poortom Productions (New York City)

 The Public Theater (New York City)

 Shakespeare in the Park(ing Lot) (New York City)

 The Shakespeare Society (New York City)

 Rochester Community Players (Rochester)

 Shakespeare Company of Greater Rochester (Rochester)

 Saratoga Shakespeare Company (Saratoga Springs)

 Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre (Staten Island)

 Westchester Community College (Valhalla)

 Piper Theatre Productions (Yonkers)

 

North Carolina

 North Carolina Shakespeare Festival (High Point)

 Carolinian Shakespeare Festival (New Bern)

North Dakota

 University of North Dakota - Theater Arts (Grand Forks)


Ohio

 Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival (Cincinnati)

 The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival (Cleveland)

 Great Lakes Theater Festival (Cleveland)

 Actors' Theatre Company (Columbus)

Oklahoma

 Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival (Durant)

 Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park (Oklahoma City)

 Reduxion Theatre (Oklahoma City)

Oregon

 Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland)

 Theatre In The Grove (Forest Grove)

 Northwest Classical Theatre Company (Portland)

 Portland Actors Ensemble (Portland)

 ShakesProv (Portland)

 Quintessence: Language and Imagination Theatre

(Portland)

Pennsylvania

 Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (Center Valley)

 Gamut Theatre Group (Harrisburg)

 Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company (Johnstown)

 People's Light & Theatre (Malvern)

 The Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival (Philadelphia)

 The Unseam'd Shakespeare Company (Pittsburgh)

Rhode Island

 Shakespeare on the Green (Providence)

 The Colonial Theatre Shakespeare Festival (Westerly)

South Carolina

 Clemson Shakespeare Festival (Clemson)

 The South Carolina Shakespeare Company (Columbia)

 Upstate Shakespeare Festival (Greenville)

Tennessee

 Cookeville Drama Center (Cookeville)

 Tennessee Stage Company (Knoxville)

 Nashville Shakespeare Festival (Nashville)

Texas

 Austin Shakespeare Festival (Austin)

 Shakespeare at Winedale (Austin)

 Shakespeare Festival of Dallas (Dallas)

 Shakespeare on the Rocks (El Paso)

 Shakespeare in the Park (Fort Worth)

 Trinity Shakespeare Festival (Fort Worth)

 Houston Shakespeare Festival (Houston)

 Rice University Baker Shakespeare (Houston)

 Texas Shakespeare Festival (Kilgore)

 Globe Theatre of the Great Southwest (Odessa)

 Tablerock Festival of Salado (Salado)

 San Antonio Shakespeare (San Antonio)

 The Shoestring Shakespeare Company (San Antonio)

 The EmilyAnn Theatre (Wimberley)

Utah

 The Utah Shakespearean Festival (Cedar City)

Vermont

 Vermont Shakespeare Company (North Hero)

Virginia

 Shakespeare in the Parque (Arlington)

 Richmond Shakespeare (Richmond)

 Shenandoah Shakespeare (Staunton)

 Hampton Roads Shakespeare Festival (Virginia Beach)

 Virginia Shakespeare Festival (Williamsburg)

Washington

 Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater (Fall City)

 Island Stage Left (Friday Harbor)

 Wooden O Theatre Productions (Mercer Island)

 GreenStage (Seattle)

 Seattle Public Theater (Seattle)

 Seattle Shakespeare Company (Seattle)

 Vancouver Onstage (Vancouver)

Wisconsin

 Door Shakespeare (Baileys Harbor)

 Young Shakespeare Players (Madison)

 Milwaukee Shakespeare (Milwaukee)

 American Players Theatre (Spring Green)

Wyoming

 Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company (Lander)

US Touring

 Aquila Theatre Company (US Tour)

 Cambridge University American Stage Tour (US Tour)

 Reduced Shakespeare Company (US Tour)

 Shakespeare in American Communities (US Tour)


Australia

 Green Cyc Productions (Apollo Bay)

 Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble (Brisbane)

 Night Sky Productions (Coogee)

 Australian Shakespeare Festival (Hobart)

 The Australian Shakespeare Company (Melbourne)

 The Bell Shakespeare Company (Melbourne)

 ShakespeareWA (Perth)

 Shakespeare by the Sea (Sydney)

 Shakespeare Globe Centre Australia (Sydney)

 Shakespeare on the River (Stratford)


Belgium

 The Brussels Shakespeare Society (Brussels)


Brasil

 Shakespeare in the Streets (São Simão, SP)


Canada

Alberta

 The Shakespeare Company (Calgary)

 Shakespeare in the Park (Calgary)

 River City Shakespeare Festival (Edmonton)

British Columbia

 Shakespeare Kelowna (Kelowna)

 Bard on the Beach (Vancouver)

 Victoria Shakespeare Society (Victoria)

Manitoba

 Shakespeare in the Ruins (Winnipeg)

New Brunswick

 Saint John Shakespeare Festival (Saint John)

Newfoundland

 Shakespeare by the Sea Festival (St. John's)

Nova Scotia

 Shakespeare by the Sea (Halifax)

Ontario

 Heritage Theatre (Brampton)

 Hamilton Urban Theatre (Hamilton)

 York Shakespeare Festival (Newmarket)

 RBC Festival of Classics (Oakville)

 A Company of Fools (Ottawa)

 St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival (Prescott)

 Shakespeare in the Vineyard (St. Catharines)

The Stratford Festival (Stratford)

 Classical Theatre Project (Toronto)

 Shakespeare in Action (Toronto)

 Shakespeare in the Rough (Toronto)

 Soulpepper Theatre (Toronto)

 Driftwood Theatre (Ontario Tour)

Saskatchewan

 Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan (Saskatoon)


France

 Footsbarn Theatre (Maillet)

Germany

 Bremer Shakespeare Company (Bremer)

Shakespeare Festival in the Neuss Globe (Neuss)



Greece

 Aeroplio Theatre (Athens)

Italy

 Globe Theatre Rome (Rome)


Mexico

 Baja Shakespeare Festival (Los Barriles)


Poland

 Theatrum Gedenense (Gdansk)


South Korea

 Yohangza Theatre Company (World Tour)

Spain

 Festival Shakespeare (Mataró)


Turkey

 International Istanbul Theatre Festival (Istanbul)


United Kingdom

 Chiltern Shakespeare Company (Beaconsfield)

 Octagon Theatre (Bolton)

 Bournemouth Shakespeare Players (Bournemouth)

 Tobacco Factory Theatre (Bristol)

 Theatre Royal (Bury St. Edmunds)

 Cambridge University American Stage Tour (Cambridge)

 Cambridge Shakespeare Festival (Cambridge)

 Northern Broadsides Theatre Company (Halifax)

 Millfield Arts Centre (London)

 Royal Shakespeare Company (London)

 Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (London)

 Seagull Theatre (Lowestoft)

 Pitlochry Festival Theatre (Pitlochry)

 Shakespeare at the Tower (Preston)

 Stamford Shakespeare Company (Stamford)

 Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford-upon-Avon)

 The British Shakespeare Company (UK Tour)

 British Touring Shakespeare Company (UK Tour)

 Facsimile Theatre (UK Tour)

 The Lord Chamberlain's Men (UK Tour)

 The Principal Theatre Company (UK Tour)

 Shakespeare 4 Kidz Theatre Company (UK Tour)

 Southend Shakespeare Company (UK Tour)

 The Wales Theatre Company (UK and Germany Tour)