"INDISPUTABLY THE BEST SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN TEXAS."
-The Austin American Statesman
What keeps us ENGAGED is our goal to give everyone who crosses our threshold a high-caliber theatrical experience; one that is seldom found outside major cities. What keeps us MOTIVATED is the community we serve--theirs are the shoulders on which we stand--and they continue to support us year after year. What keeps us CURRENT is a desire to remain relevant in a world that is ever-changing by working to build future audience members so that the Texas Shakespeare Festival can go on for many generations to come.
We have an excellent line-up planned for the summer of 2022 including The Taming of the Shrew directed by Matthew Simpson, Nell Gwynn directed by Sasha Hildebrand, The Tempest directed by Rebekah Scallet, The Music Man directed by Whitney Branan, and a world premiere children's play called The Hog Princess written and directed by DJ Canaday. Purchase Tickets.
As one of the largest cultural events in the East Texas region, the Texas Shakespeare Festival recognizes and welcomes the responsibility of being a cultural leader in its commitment to the inclusion of diverse people both on and off our stages. This commitment begins with the core staff and expands through the board, the contracted artists, and most importantly, the audience we serve. Read More.
Bring staff members from the Texas Shakespeare Festival into your school for a workshop that gets students on their feet and using their bodies, voices, and minds to bring Shakespeare's words to life. Workshop lengths vary from 1 to 3 hours, but full-day or multi-day workshops can be designed upon request. Learn More.