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Shakespeare Festivals, Theaters, and Venues

Finding Shakespeare festivals can sometimes be a daunting task, especially as you are traveling. We have tried to make it easy for you to find a venue to take your kids to enjoy some Bard. So, please peruse the list below, plan a wickedly cool road trip and go see yourself some Shakespeare!

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Utah Shakespeare Festival

USA Shakespeare Festivals


Park Players


Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre – home to the Bard-o-thon!




African-American Shakespeare Company – San Francisco

Cal Shakes – California Shakespeare Theater – Orinda

Central Coast Shakespeare Festival, San Luis Obispo, CA

Griffith Park Shakespeare Festival, Los Angelas

Marin Shakespeare Company – With a BAJA Shakespeare festival to boot – muy bien!

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

San Diego Shakespeare Festival @ The Old Globe

San Diego Student Shakespeare Festival

Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company – Silicon Valley

Shakespeare Orange County – @ShakespeareOC

San Jose Youth Shakespeare – completely non-profit for kids 8-20 years of age


Colorado Shakespeare Festival



Maryland Shakespeare Festival


Rebel Shakespeare Company – Salem


Naked Shakespeare – Acorn productions, Westbrook
Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland – Biggest in the country!St. Louis Shakespeare Festival


Shakespeare Royal Oak



Taproot Theater Company – they do cool Shakespeare camps! – Seattle

Washington DC

UK Shakespeare Festivals

Royal Shakespeare Company – one of the biggies…

Australia Shakespeare Festivals

Shake & Stir – funny stuff!

Brisbane 4MBS Classic FM – Free Shakespeare in the Park

Canada Shakespeare Festivals

Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Shakespeare In Action – Toronto
British Columbia
Bard on the Beach – Vancouver

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5 replies on “Shakespeare Festivals, Theaters, and Venues”

You might like to add the 4MBS Brisbane Shakespeare Festival to the Festival listings in Australia. It has been going for 10 years and presents free professional productions of Shakespeare in parks around Brisbane, Australia in late September – early October. It is run by the classical radio station 4MBS Classic FM. Thanks, Gary Thorpe, General Manager 4MBS Classic FM.

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