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

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


Colorado Shakespeare Festival



Maryland Shakespeare Festival

Massachusetts (they have a lot of Shakespeare!)

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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