The Nashville Shakespeare Festival

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival

Education/Classes - Festivals - Literature/Poetry - Nonprofit - Theatre


 (615) 255-2273

 (615) 248-2273

 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

The mission of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival is to educate and entertain the Mid-South community through professional Shakespearean experiences. A non-profit organization, The Festival accomplishes this goal through public performances and educational workshops for young people and businesses. The Festival employs the most talented theatre artists from around Nashville to help create unique and relevant productions and programs that stimulate the creative thinking and communication skills of everyone from business men and women to children 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, experiences for young actors, and performances for students. In January 2008, The Festival launched its annual Winter Shakespeare production, offering both public performances and student matinees at Troutt Theater. In 2008, The Festival also launched its Business Workshops which bring a Shakespearean perspective and approach to business and management.