There are numerous Shakespeare festivals held annually the world over. This page is dedicated to giving the full details of as many Shakespeare festivals as possible – it will continue growing, so remember to check back!

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Presenting classical works, contemporary plays, musicals, and new works commissioned by the Festival’s Southern WritersProject.

California Shakespeare Theater (US)

Annual season of professional classic theatre, from June to October at the Bruns Amphitheatre in Orinda, CA.

Cambridge Shakespeare Festival (UK)

One of the finest events of its kind in the UK, with performances in the timeless and magical atmosphere of the Cambridge University private gardens

Canterbury Shakespeare Festival (UK)

Started in April 2015 this project was designed to put on fun and exciting Shakespearean plays to the public in Canterbury’s stunning historic surroundings.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival (US)

Dedicated to producing the best of Shakespeare and the classics in an accessible, affordable manner. Ticket and program information.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival (US)

Productions playing on rotating repertory in Boulder.

Georgia Shakespeare Festival (US)

Professional repertory company performing Shakespeare and other enduring authors.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival (US)

Founded in 1977. Season calendar, plays, and company information.

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (US)

The mission of Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival is to provide the highest quality theatrical and cultural productions for the residents of the greater Lake Tahoe area and visitors from around the world.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (US)

Elizabethan, classic, and contemporary plays presented in three different theatres.

Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival (US)

Dedicated to performing the works of the Bard.

Shakespeare Festival of Dallas (US)

Dedicated to the cultural enrichment of the community through live, professional productions offered free of charge at Samuell-Grand Park.

Stratford Festival (CA, Ontario)

Repertory theatre festival producing, to the highest standards possible, the best works of theatre in the classical and contemporary repertoire, with special emphasis on the works of William Shakespeare.

Texas Shakespeare Festival (US)

Established to provide theatre professionals, students, and the public the luxury of working on and seeing the world’s dramatic literary masterpieces.

Utah Shakespearean Festival (US)

Offering summer and fall seasons of classic and contemporary plays and musicals.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream performance at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

A Midsummer Night’s Dream performance at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

  • Shakespeare Festivals 1 Ashesh Shrestha says:

    Great list!! Please add festivals of Nepal too!

  • Shakespeare Festivals 2 Meaghan says:

    Is it possible to get our shakespeare festival in Hong Kong listed? I noticed you’re missing several of the festivals from Australia and Asia. Would be happy to provide you with a list.

    • Shakespeare Festivals 3 Warren says:

      Hi Meaghan, would love a list of APAC Shakespeare festivals to post!

      Thanks,
      Warren

    • Shakespeare Festivals 4 John says:

      Hi Meaghan, apologies for the late response, but if you had a list of Shakespeare festivals in Australia and Asia I’d love to get them added to this page!

  • Shakespeare Festivals 5 Hari Kumar Thapa Magar says:

    wow, there are a lot of festivals in world. I have heard of many and celebrate some too.
    but
    You’ve listed some of it here… are really new..
    Shakespeare festivals!

  • Shakespeare Festivals 6 Elizabeth Falk says:

    Please include the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Connecticut. This festival was prominent for about 30 years until it ended in the 1980’s. But they are making a comeback! Come and see:

    Hamlet On Trial, May 12, 13, 14, 2017
    Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 Condensed, September 2017.
    Both are directed by Elizabeth Falk

  • Shakespeare Festivals 7 Kristin Caraway says:

    Also, Shakespeare Schools Festival in London is AMAZING!! It is a festival of school children from grammar school to high school performing on stages around the UK! Here is their link: https://www.shakespeareschools.org/ Our students from Arizona performed there five times –we were the only US school to participate. It was life changing! :)

    • Shakespeare Festivals 4 John says:

      Thanks Kristin – added!

  • Shakespeare Festivals 9 Louise Brandt says:

    Add “Shakespeare & Co.” located in Lee, MA in the heart of the Berkshires.

  • Shakespeare Festivals 10 Satish says:

    Thank you for the information about Shakespeare Festival. What about Cambridge Shakespeare Festival of UK?

    Thanks.

    • Shakespeare Festivals 4 John says:

      Thanks Satish – added

  • Shakespeare Festivals 12 Susan Miller says:

    Hi there! Fun site! You should include Montana Shakespeare in the Parks – http://shakespeareintheparks.org/ – in your listing!