Nashville Shakespeare Festival

    MISSION


    The mission of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival is to educate and entertain the Mid-South community through professional Shakespearean experiences. The Festival employs Nashville’s most talented theatre artists to create unique and relevant productions and programs that stimulate the minds and enrich the lives of students and adults throughout Middle Tennessee.

    Since 1988, The Festival has produced its Annual Free Shakespeare in the Park every summer in Centennial Park. Since 1992, The Festival has offered year-round outreach to schools and the community through in-classroom workshops, performances for students and experiences for young actors. Since 2008, The Festival has performed its Annual Winter Shakespeare Production at the Troutt Theater, offering both public performances and student matinees. In 2018, Winter Shakespeare will also be offered for one week in Murfreesboro at MTSU’s Tucker Theatre.

    Venue Details
    Hours
    • Weekdays
      09:00 - 22:30
    • Saturday
      09:00 - 23:59
    • Sunday
      Closed
    Events of the Venue
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    September 15, 2019
    6:00 pm
    FREE General Admission ($10 Suggested Donation per Person).
    $75 Royal Package includes reserved seating, reserved parking, and a seated dinner on the Terrace catered by Pastaria. A portion of the ticket is tax-deductible.
    $30 Noble Seating includes reserved seat only.
    Food & beverages available on site, or bring your own picnic. Alcoholic beverages available at the Pastaria bar benefit Nashville Shakespeare Festival. No outside alcohol permitted.
    5:45pm:
    Food trucks open.
    6:00pm:
    “Talking Shakespeare" in Sump Coffee featuring Shakspeare scholars from local universities &
    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
    September 19, 2019
    6:00 pm
    FREE General Admission ($10 Suggested Donation per Person).
    $75 Royal Package includes reserved seating, reserved parking, and a seated dinner on the Terrace catered by Pastaria. A portion of the ticket is tax-deductible.
    $30 Noble Seating includes reserved seat only.
    Food & beverages available on site, or bring your own picnic. Alcoholic beverages available at the Pastaria bar benefit Nashville Shakespeare Festival. No outside alcohol permitted.
    5:45pm:
    Food trucks open.
    6:00pm:
    “Talking Shakespeare" in Sump Coffee featuring Shakspeare scholars from local universities &
    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
    September 20, 2019
    6:00 pm
    FREE General Admission ($10 Suggested Donation per Person).
    $75 Royal Package includes reserved seating, reserved parking, and a seated dinner on the Terrace catered by Pastaria. A portion of the ticket is tax-deductible.
    $30 Noble Seating includes reserved seat only.
    Food & beverages available on site, or bring your own picnic. Alcoholic beverages available at the Pastaria bar benefit Nashville Shakespeare Festival. No outside alcohol permitted.
    5:45pm:
    Food trucks open.
    6:00pm:
    “Talking Shakespeare" in Sump Coffee featuring Shakspeare scholars from local universities &
    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
    September 21, 2019
    6:00 pm
    FREE General Admission ($10 Suggested Donation per Person).
    $75 Royal Package includes reserved seating, reserved parking, and a seated dinner on the Terrace catered by Pastaria. A portion of the ticket is tax-deductible.
    $30 Noble Seating includes reserved seat only.
    Food & beverages available on site, or bring your own picnic. Alcoholic beverages available at the Pastaria bar benefit Nashville Shakespeare Festival. No outside alcohol permitted.
    5:45pm:
    Food trucks open.
    6:00pm:
    “Talking Shakespeare" in Sump Coffee featuring Shakspeare scholars from local universities &
    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
    September 22, 2019
    6:00 pm
    FREE General Admission ($10 Suggested Donation per Person).
    $75 Royal Package includes reserved seating, reserved parking, and a seated dinner on the Terrace catered by Pastaria. A portion of the ticket is tax-deductible.
    $30 Noble Seating includes reserved seat only.
    Food & beverages available on site, or bring your own picnic. Alcoholic beverages available at the Pastaria bar benefit Nashville Shakespeare Festival. No outside alcohol permitted.
    5:45pm:
    Food trucks open.
    6:00pm:
    “Talking Shakespeare" in Sump Coffee featuring Shakspeare scholars from local universities &
    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
    September 26, 2019
    6:00 pm
    FREE General Admission ($10 Suggested Donation per Person).
    $75 Royal Package includes reserved seating, reserved parking, and a gourmet picnic dinner. A portion of the ticket is tax-deductible.
    $30 Noble Seating includes reserved seat only.
    Food & beverages available on site, or bring your own picnic.
    5:30pm:
    Food trucks open.
    6:00pm:
    “Talking Shakespeare" featuring Shakspeare scholars from local universities &
    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
    September 27, 2019
    6:00 pm
    FREE General Admission ($10 Suggested Donation per Person).
    $75 Royal Package includes reserved seating, reserved parking, and a gourmet picnic dinner. A portion of the ticket is tax-deductible.
    $30 Noble Seating includes reserved seat only.
    Food & beverages available on site, or bring your own picnic.
    5:30pm:
    Food trucks open.
    6:00pm:
    “Talking Shakespeare" featuring Shakspeare scholars from local universities &
    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
    September 28, 2019
    2:00 pm
    Eight directors will stage lively "Upright" readings of the Bard's plays at locations in and around Nashville. The title of the play will be kept secret until the play begins, but each will be a rare opportunity to hear one of Shakespeare's great and lesser-known plays.
    September 28, 2019
    6:00 pm
    FREE General Admission ($10 Suggested Donation per Person).
    $75 Royal Package includes reserved seating, reserved parking, and a gourmet picnic dinner. A portion of the ticket is tax-deductible.
    $30 Noble Seating includes reserved seat only.
    Food & beverages available on site, or bring your own picnic.
    5:30pm:
    Food trucks open.
    6:00pm:
    “Talking Shakespeare" featuring Shakspeare scholars from local universities &
    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
    September 29, 2019
    6:00 pm
    FREE General Admission ($10 Suggested Donation per Person).
    $75 Royal Package includes reserved seating, reserved parking, and a gourmet picnic dinner. A portion of the ticket is tax-deductible.
    $30 Noble Seating includes reserved seat only.
    Food & beverages available on site, or bring your own picnic.
    5:30pm:
    Food trucks open.
    6:00pm:
    “Talking Shakespeare" featuring Shakspeare scholars from local universities &
    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
    October 26, 2019
    2:00 pm
    Eight directors will stage lively "Upright" readings of the Bard's plays at locations in and around Nashville. The title of the play will be kept secret until the play begins, but each will be a rare opportunity to hear one of Shakespeare's great and lesser-known plays.
    November 23, 2019
    2:00 pm
    Eight directors will stage lively "Upright" readings of the Bard's plays at locations in and around Nashville. The title of the play will be kept secret until the play begins, but each will be a rare opportunity to hear one of Shakespeare's great and lesser-known plays.