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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USA Shakespeare Festivals
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
Willits Shakespeare Company – no website – bummer…
Shady Shakespeare Theatre Company – Silicon Valley
Shakespeare Orange County – @ShakespeareOC
San Jose Youth Shakespeare – completely non-profit for kids 8-20 years of age
Massachusetts (they have a lot of Shakespeare!)
UK Shakespeare Festivals
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
Bard on the Beach – Vancouver
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.
Thank you Gary! Done! Let me know if you want it worded differently.
Hello Brendan, Slight change – ‘ BRISBANE 4MBS CLASSIC FM – FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK.
Many thanks, Gary