March 16, 2021
    This compact and creative version of the Bard's magical comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is edited and directed by Katie Bruno. The play is performed by 2 actors and intended for all ages, especially those who love stories of fairies, forests, and feelings! Closed Captioning in English and Spanish available. 52 minutes.
    Best for Grades K-12
    March 16, 2021
    This 75-minute video is a 5-actor rendition of Shakespeare’s timeless classic ROMEO & JULIET. Edited and directed by Denice Hicks, the video is presented in 24 short scene segments, and emphasizes the language, characters, and story. Closed Captioning in English and Spanish available.
    April 2, 2021
    This 75-minute video is a 5-actor rendition of Shakespeare’s timeless classic ROMEO & JULIET. Edited and directed by Denice Hicks, the video is presented in 24 short scene segments, and emphasizes the language, characters, and story. Closed Captioning in English and Spanish available.
    April 3, 2021
    This compact and creative version of the Bard's magical comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is edited and directed by Katie Bruno. The play is performed by 2 actors and intended for all ages, especially those who love stories of fairies, forests, and feelings! Closed Captioning in English and Spanish available. 52 minutes.
    July 30, 2021
    Dir. Morgan Neville | USA | 2021 | 118 min. | R | DCP
    July 30, 2021
    Dir. David Lowery | USA | 2021 | 125 min. | R | DCP
    July 30, 2021
    Dir. Michael Sarnoski | USA/UK | 2021 | 92 min. | R | DCP
    July 30, 2021
    Dir. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson | USA | 2021 | 117 min. | PG-13 | DCP
    July 30, 2021
    SELFIE THE MUSICAL
    BOOK AND LYRICS BY CORI ANNE LAEMMEL
    MUSIC BY CORI ANNE LAEMMEL AND ERIC FRITSCH
    July 22-August 1, 2021

    For the safety of our young cast and audience members, mask wearing is mandatory for all guests of all ages, whether or not you are vaccinated. Thank you.
    July 30, 2021
    Dir. Morgan Neville | USA | 2021 | 118 min. | R | DCP
    July 30, 2021
    Dir. David Lowery | USA | 2021 | 125 min. | R | DCP
    July 30, 2021
    Dir. Michael Sarnoski | USA/UK | 2021 | 92 min. | R | DCP
    July 30, 2021
    Dir. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson | USA | 2021 | 117 min. | PG-13 | DCP
    August 2, 2021
    Dir. Walon Green | USA | 1978 | 97 min. | G | DCP
    August 3, 2021
    Dir. Prince | USA | 1987 | 85 min. | PG-13 | DCP
    August 4, 2021
    Franklin Theatre
    August 6, 2021
    Dirs. Tamara Saviano and Paul Whitfield | USA | 2021 | 95 min. | NR | DCP
    August 6, 2021
    Dir. Leos Carax USA/France 2021 139 min. R DCP
    September 24, 2021
    Part of the Celebration of Dance Series
    December 3, 2021
    These performances are rescheduled to December 3-4, 2021. All previously purchased tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.



    Part of the Celebration of Dance Series
    February 11, 2022
    Part of the Celebration of Dance Series
    March 18, 2022
    These performances are rescheduled to March 18-19, 2022. All previously purchased tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.



    Part of the Celebration of Dance Series
    September 11, 2021
    These performances are rescheduled to September 11, 2021. All previously purchased tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.



    Part of the Family Spotlight Series
    October 29, 2021
    These performances are rescheduled to October 29-30, 2021. All previously purchased tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.
    May 6, 2022
    These performances are rescheduled to May 6-7, 2022. All previously purchased tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus pandemic.



    Part of the Family Spotlight Series
    August 5, 2021
    This concert has been rescheduled for August 5th, 2021. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.
    August 6, 2021
    This concert has been rescheduled for August 6th, 2021. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.
    August 8, 2021
    Franklin Theatre
    August 21, 2021
    This concert has been rescheduled for August 21, 2021. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.
    September 3, 2021
    This concert has been rescheduled for September 3, 2021. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.
    September 4, 2021
    These concerts have been rescheduled for September 4, 2021. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new dates


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.
    September 9, 2021
    John McEuen and the Circle Band  Will the Circle Be Unbroken When John initiated the Will the Circle Be Unbroken album with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band it brought together the icons of Bluegrass, Country, and West coast country rock:...
    September 12, 2021
    Franklin Theatre
    August 13, 2021
    Franklin Theatre
    August 14, 2021
    These shows have been rescheduled for August 14, 2021. All previously purchased tickets have been automatically transferred to the new date.


    We thank you for your continued support and patronage of the Franklin Theatre and remain committed to bringing you the best entertainment experience, while also seeing to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, artists, and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak.
    March 16, 2021
    This compact and creative version of the Bard's magical comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is edited and directed by Katie Bruno. The play is performed by 2 actors and intended for all ages, especially those who love stories of fairies, forests, and feelings! Closed Captioning in English and Spanish available. 52 minutes.
    Best for Grades K-12
    March 16, 2021
    This 75-minute video is a 5-actor rendition of Shakespeare’s timeless classic ROMEO & JULIET. Edited and directed by Denice Hicks, the video is presented in 24 short scene segments, and emphasizes the language, characters, and story. Closed Captioning in English and Spanish available.
    April 2, 2021
    This 75-minute video is a 5-actor rendition of Shakespeare’s timeless classic ROMEO & JULIET. Edited and directed by Denice Hicks, the video is presented in 24 short scene segments, and emphasizes the language, characters, and story. Closed Captioning in English and Spanish available.
    April 3, 2021
    This compact and creative version of the Bard's magical comedy A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is edited and directed by Katie Bruno. The play is performed by 2 actors and intended for all ages, especially those who love stories of fairies, forests, and feelings! Closed Captioning in English and Spanish available. 52 minutes.
    July 30, 2021
    SELFIE THE MUSICAL
    BOOK AND LYRICS BY CORI ANNE LAEMMEL
    MUSIC BY CORI ANNE LAEMMEL AND ERIC FRITSCH
    July 22-August 1, 2021

    For the safety of our young cast and audience members, mask wearing is mandatory for all guests of all ages, whether or not you are vaccinated. Thank you.
    August 12, 2021
    FREE General Admission ($10 Suggested Donation per Person).
    $100 Royal Package includes reserved seating, reserved parking, and a catered dinner on the Terrace. A portion of the ticket is tax-deductible.
    $40 Noble Seating includes reserved seat only.
    Food & beverages available on site, or bring your own picnic. Alcoholic beverages available at the onsite bar benefit Nashville Shakespeare Festival. No outside alcohol permitted.
    5:30pm:
    Food trucks open.
    “Insight" in Sump Coffee, featuring scholars from local universities
    6:00pm:
    Main Stage Pre-show entertainment featuring Nashville musicians and entertainers.
    7:00pm:
    Curtain
    View our Season Calendar for nightly vendors, speakers, and pre-show entertainment.
    For more info, visit www.nashvilleshakes.org
    August 13, 2021
    Broadway comes to life in Nolensville, TN with a 2 hour Broadway Revue! Enjoy songs and vignettes from your favorite Broadway musical productions all evening. Young and old alike will quickly identify with some of Broadway's most iconic music from its most popular musicals over the last 100 years.