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Shakespeare Plays and Festivals (Updated July 8, 2013)

 

UNITED STATES 

 

ARKANSAS

 

Arkansas Shakespeare Theater, June 6-30. Village at Hendrix in Conway and the Argenta Arts District in North Little Rock: “Much Ado About Nothing”. At Reynolds Performance Hall, Arkansas Shakespeare: “King Lear,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (866) 810-0012, arkshakes.com.

 

 

CALIFORNIA

 

A Noise Within, Pasadena. Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Sept 7 - Nov 24, 2013). Macbeth (Mar 8 - May 11, 2014). http://www.anoisewithin.org

 

California Shakespeare Theater, Orinda. “Romeo and Juliet” (July 3-July 28), “A Winter’s Tale” (Sept. 25-Oct. 20). (510) 548-9666, calshakes.org.

 

Shakespeare Santa Cruz July 23-Sept. 1. Sinsheimer-Stanley Festival Glen: “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Henry V”. 

 

The Old Globe, San Diego. June 2-Sept. 29. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “The Merchant of Venice” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.” (619) 234-5623, theoldglobe.org.

 

The Woodward Shakespeare Festival, Fresno. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (June 13-July 6), Julius Caesar (August 22- September 14). www.woodwardshakespeare.org

 

 

COLORADO

 

Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Boulder. Mary Rippon Theater: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (June 8-Aug. 11), “Macbeth” (June 29-Aug. 10). University Theater: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” (June 14-Aug. 10) and “Richard II” (July 19-Aug. 11). (303) 492-8008, coloradoshakes.org.

 

 

CONNECTICUT

 

International Festival Of Arts And Ideas, New Haven, June 15-29. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” (888) 278-4332, artidea.org.

 

 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

 

Shakespeare Theater Company, Sidney Harman Hall: “Much Ado About Nothing ” (Aug. 20-Sept. 1), Lansburgh Theatre: “The Winter’s Tale” (through June 23). (202) 547-1122, shakespearetheatre.org.

 

 

ILLINOIS

 

Chicago Shakespeare Theater “Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks” production of “The Comedy of Errors” (July 26-Aug. 25). (312) 595-5600, chicagoshakes.com.

 

 

INDIANA

 

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival The Comedy of Errors (July 21 – August 26). Richard III  (August 20 – September 1). Othello (September 18 – 20).  shakespeare.nd.edu

 

 

KENTUCKY

 

Shakespeare Behind Bars, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, Richard III (June 17-20). http://www.shakespearebehindbars.org/programs/kentucky/llcc/

 

 

LOUISIANA

 

The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane University: The Merry Wives of Windsor (June 13-29). http://neworleansshakespeare.tulane.edu

 

 

MAINE

 

Mainestage Shakespeare, July 5-Aug. 10. “Hamlet” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged).” (207) 467-5118, (207) 646-5511, ogunquitplayhouse.org.

 

 

MARYLAND

 

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Ellicott City. “Antony and Cleopatra” (June 7-July 14) and “Taming of the Shrew” (June 21-Aug. 4). (410) 313-8661, chesapeakeshakespeare.com.

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS

 

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston, July 6-28. “The Two Gentlemen of Verona”. (617) 426-0863, commshakes.org.

 

Shakespeare & Company, Lenox. “Women of Will”, “The Tempest,” “Love’s Labour’s Lost” (June 22-Sept. 1) and “Richard II” (July 5-21). (413) 637-3353 , shakespeare.org.

 

Vineyard Playhouse Tisbury Amphitheater “Henry IV” (July 17-Aug. 17). (508) 693-6450, vineyardplayhouse.org.

 

 

MICHIGAN

 

Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre, Frankfort, MIRomeo and Juliet (July 23, 25, 27, 30 July and 1 Aug.). Comedy of Errors (July 24, 26, 28, 31 and 2 Aug.). http://www.lakesideshakespeare.org/lst/

 

 

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival Twelfth Night (July 18-Aug. 10). King John (July 20-Aug. 9). (517) 998-3673, https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=msf

 

 

MISSOURI

 

The Missouri Shakespeare Festival Campus of Missouri Southern State University. Macbeth (June 27-29) http://www.mssu.edu/ticket-office/theatre-tickets.php.

 

 

NEBRASKA

 

Flatwater Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln, Much Ado About Nothing (6-30 June 2013). 402-473-2897 http://www.flatwatershakespeare.org/default.php

 

 

The Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Elmwood Park, adjacent to the University of Nebraska, Omaha campus. Twelfth Night, or What You Will (a musical adaptation) – June 20-23, July 3, 5, 7. Titus Andronicus – June 27-30, July 2, 6. nebraskashakespeare.com.

 

 

NEVADA

 

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (July 12-Aug. 25). (800) 747-4697, laketahoeshakespeare.com.

 

 

NEW JERSEY

 

Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey “As You Like It” (June 19-July 28). 408-5600, shakespearenj.org.

 

 

NEW YORK CITY

 

Delacorte Theater, Central Park. “Comedy of Errors” (May 28-June 30 ), “Love’s Labour’s Lost, A New Musical” (July 23-Aug. 18), a special musical adaptation of “The Tempest” (Sept. 6-8). (212) 967-7555, shakespeareinthepark.org.

 

 

NEW YORK STATE

 

Chautauqua Theater Company “Comedy of Errors” (Aug. 9-16). (716) 357-6250, theater.ciweb.org.

 

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Garrison, June 11-Sept. 1. “King Lear” and “All’s Well That Ends Well”. (845) 265-9575, hvshakespeare.org.

 

Shakespeare In Delaware Park, Buffalo. “Hamlet” (June 20-July 14) and “Measure for Measure” (July 25-Aug. 18). (716) 856-4533, shakespeareindelawarepark.org.

 

 

OREGON

 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, through Nov. 3. “Cymbeline,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “King Lear,” “The Taming of the Shrew.” (541) 482-4331, osfashland.org.

 

 

PENNSYLVANIA

 

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival “Measure for Measure” (July 18-Aug. 4) and “Henry VIII” (July 24-Aug. 4) at DeSales University . (610) 282-9455, pashakespeare.org.

 

 

SOUTH DAKOTA

 

Bare Bodkins Theatre Company, Sioux Falls. Romeo and Juliet (begins 5 July 2013). 605- 940-2356 http://barebodkins.org/home.html

 

 

TENNESSEE

 

Nashville Shakespeare Festival “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Aug. 15-Sept. 15). (615) 255-2273, nashvilleshakes.org.

 

 

UTAH

 

Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, June 24-Oct. 19. “The Tempest,” “King John.” (800) 752-9849, bard.org.

 

 

VERMONT

 

Vermont Shakespeare Company “The Winter’s Tale” at Oakledge Park in Burlington (Aug. 8-18). (877) 874-1911, vermontshakespeare.org.

 

 

VIRGINIA

 

American Shakespeare Center, Staunton. June 11-Sept. 1. “Romeo and Juliet,” “All’s Well That Ends Well.” (877) 682-4236, ASCStaunton.com.

 

 

WISCONSIN

 

American Players Theater, Spring Green, June 8-Oct. 20. An adaptation of “Antony and Cleopatra”. “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” “Hamlet” and Tom Stoppard’s riff “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”. (608) 588-2361, americanplayers.org.

 

 

CANADA

 

ONTARIO

 

Stratford Festival, Ontario, through Oct. 20. “Romeo and Juliet,” “Othello,” “The Merchant of Venice” and “Measure for Measure”. (800) 567-1600, stratfordfestival.ca

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA

 

Bard On The Beach” Shakespeare Festival, Vancouver. Twelfth Night (June 12 to Sept. 14), Hamlet (June 13—Sept. 12), Measure for Measure (July 3—Sept. 13). http://www.bardonthebeach.org/ 

 

 

EUROPE

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

 

Letní Shakespearovské slavnosti  (25 June- 7 September):  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III (in two different productions/ translations: Czech and Slovak), Merry Wives of Windsor, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and Twelfth Night. 

 

Summer Shakespeare Festival Ostrava (22 July- 9 August): This sister festival to Prague summer Shakespeare Festival: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Merry Wives of Windsor, Richard III, and Love’s Labour’s Lost. 

 

 

GERMANY

 

Shakespeare Festival in Globe Neuss (13 June-13 July): With Shakespeare in Love–Sonette für the Dark Lady (the “Dark Lady” sonnets), As You Like It (Kote Jarjanishvili State Drama Theatre from Tiflis), Twelfth Night (the Propeller Company), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bremer Shakespeare Company), King Lear (Globe Theatre on Tour),  Der Kaufmann vo Venedig (The Merchant of Venice) (Sad Rheinische Landestheater), As You Like It (bat-Studiotheater der Hoschule für Schauspielkunst Ernst Busch, Berlin)

 

Bremer Shakespeare Company  (Shakespeare in the Park, 14th - 18 August):  Richard III, Macbeth, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Pericles, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

 

Shakespeare Company Berlin (12 June- 21 September):  Macbeth, Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All’s Well That Ends Well, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, and The Taming of the Shrew. 

 

 

HUNGARY

 

Shakespeare Festival Gyula (4-15 July): Shakespeare Sonnets (Ildikó Mándy Company), Hamlet (Joint performance of the Gyula Castle Theatre and the Tamási Áron Theatre of Sfântu Gheorghe, dir. László Bocsárdi), W.S.: Hamlet (Performed by the University Theatre and Film Arts Budapest, dir. Sándor Zsótér), Taming of the Shrew (A performance by The National Theatre Tirgu-Mures Tompa Miklós Company (RO), dir. Sorin Militaru).

 

 

POLAND

 

The Gdansk Shakespeare Festival (1-6 August): “Songs of Lear.” 

 

 

SPAIN

 

Festival Shakespeare (6-12 June): Julio César (dir. Paco Azorín ), Diagnòstic Hamlet (Cia. Pelmànec), Big Will Shakespeare  (dir. Quim Lecina), La caiguda de ‘HLa Julieta (dir. Oriol Broggi). 

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

Another Way Theatre Company. Bristol Festival, Antony and Cleopatra (5 – 8 July). www.anotherwaytheatre.co.uk

 

Belarus Free Theatre, Minsk, Belarus.  King Lear (Shakespeare’s Globe, London, 23 – 28 September). (020 7401 9919).  ‘Performed in Belarusian with scene synopses in English.’  www.shakespearesglobe.com

 

Big Spirit Youth TheatreA Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Bury, Barton-le-Clay, 11 – 13 July). (01462 455 166). www.queenmothertheatre.org.uk

 

Bournemouth Shakespeare Players, Priory House Garden, Christchurch. Measure for Measure (16 – 27 July). Richard III (15 – 19, and 22- 26 July 2014). (01202 534779) http://www.bshakespearep.btinternet.co.uk

 

Burry Port OperaThe Merry Wives of Windsor (Burry Port Memorial Hall, Parc-y-Minos, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, 31 October – 3 November). (01554 835 659). www.burryportopera.org.uk

 

Cambridge Shakespeare FestivalComedy of Errors (Robinson College Gardens, Cambridge, 8 – 27 July). Cymbeline (Downing College Gardens, Cambridge, 8 – 27 July). Hamlet (College Gardens, Cambridge, 29 July – 17 August). A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Homerton College Gardens, Cambridge, 29 July – 17 August). Much Ado About Nothing (St John’s College Gardens, Cambridge, 8 – 27 July). Richard III (St. John’s College, Cambridge, 29 July – 17 August). Romeo and Juliet (King’s College Gardens, Cambridge, 8 – 27 July). The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Robinson College Gardens, Cambridge, 29 July – 17 August). (01223 357 851). www.cambridgeshakespeare.com

 

Castle PlayersA Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham, 9 – 13 July). (0800 074 7080). www.castleplayers.co.uk

 

The ChameleonsMuch Ado About Nothing (Amateur Dramatic Society. Kingsland Hall, United Reform Church, Wembley, 4 – 7 July). www.thechameleons.co.uk

 

Chapterhouse Theatre CompanyA Midsummer Night’s Dream (St Mary’s House, Bramber, West Sussex, 6 July (01903 816 205); Whiffler Theatre, Norwich (Free Event), 7 July (01603 212 241); Helmsley Castle, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, 11 July (01439 770 442); Bolsover Castle, Bolsover, Derbyshire, 12 July (01246 822 844); Kedleston Hall, Derby, Derbyshire, 13 July (0844 249 1895); Bradgate Park, Newton Linford, Leicester, 14 July (01530 242 987); Canary Wharf Children’s Theatre Festival (Free Event), 21 July (020 7001 3016); Carnfunnock Country Park, Larne, County Antrim, 25 July (02828 260088 opt 5); Solitude Park, Banbridge, County Down (Free Event), 26 July (028 406 60605); The Gardens at Rathmullan House, Rathmullan, County Donegal, 28 July (00353 749158188); Malahide Castle & Gardens, Malahide, County Dublin, 31 July (01 8666 780 / 1); Westport House, County Mayo, 1 August (www.westporthouse.ie/shop); Cowley Manor, Near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 7 August (01242 870 900); Walsingham Abbey, Little Walsingham, Norfolk, 8 August (01328 820 510); Whitmore Hall, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, 11 August (01782 680 919);Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire, 13 August (01926 852 078); The Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, Ayr, 22 August (01292 288 235); Williamson Park, Lancaster, 24 August (01524 333 18); Alton Castle, Alton, Staffordshire, 26 August). Twelfth Night (Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, 16 July (0121 454 1860); Mapledurham House, Nr Reading, Oxon, 17 July (0118 972 3350); Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, 18 July (0121 454 1860); Shobrooke Park Amphitheatre, Crediton, Devon, 19 July (01363 775 153); Sparsholt College Hampshire, Nr Winchester, Hampshire, 20  July (01962 797 292); Shaftesbury Park, Carrickfergus, County Antrim (Free Event), 27 July (028 9335 8049); Belvedere House, Co. Westmeath, 2 August (044 9349060); Battle of the Boyne Estate, Oldbridge House, County Meath, 3 August (041 983 3946); Kilmokea Gardens, Great Island, Campile, New Ross, 4 August (00353 866641946); Muncaster Castle, Ravenglass, Cumbria,10 August (01229 717 614); Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire, 14 August (01625 861 221); Warkworth Castle, Warkworth, Northumberland, 15 August (01665 711 423); Helmsley Castle, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, 16 August (01439 770 442); Wollaton Hall, Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, 17 – 18 August (0115 989 5555); Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, 25 August). (01538 703 224).  www.chapterhouse.org

 

Cotswold ArcadiansMeasure for Measure (Hatherop Castle, Gloucestershire, 29 July – 3 August). (01285 898 019). www.arcadians.org

 

Courtyard Senior Youth TheatreComedy of Errors (The Courtyard – Hereford’s Centre for the Arts, Edgar Street, Hereford, 25 – 27 July). (01432 340 555). www.courtyard.org.uk

 

Creation TheatreHenry V (Oxford Castle Unlocked, Oxford, 17 August – 14 September). (01865 766 266). www.creationtheatre.co.uk

 

Creative CowThe Merry Wives of Windsor (The Opera House, Buxton, 29 October). (0845 127 2190). www.creativecow.co.uk

 

Custom/Practice.  The Merchant of Venice  (The Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London, 10 September – 5 October). (0844 477 1000).  www.custompractice.co.uk or www.giantolive.com

 

Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company. Love’s Labour’s Lost  (Guildhall Theatre, Derby, November 2013 (dates TBC). www.derbyshakespeare.org.uk

 

Drama Link. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, 10 – 13 July). (0121 643 5858). 

 

Donmar WarehouseCoriolanus (London, 6 December – 8 February 2014). (0844 871 7624). www.donmarwarehouse.com

 

Elysium Theatre Company Great Hall Piazza University of Exeter Campus, Exeter. Much Ado About Nothing (3 July). The Tempest (3 July). (01392 493 493).  http://theelysiumtheatrecompany.wordpress.com/coming-up/

 

Everyman Open Air Theatre FestivalA Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, 25 – 31 July). (0844 8700 887). www.everymanfestival.co.uk

 

Grassroots Shakespeare London, Old Red Lion, London.  Love’s Labour’s Lost  (19 June – 27 July). Romeo and Juliet (18 June – 27 July). (020 7837 7816).  www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk

 

The Festival Players.  A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The New Inn, 16 Northgate Street, Gloucester, 4 July (01452 522177); Royal York Crescent & York Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, 5 July (01726 879500); Speeds Farm, Lamyatt, Shepton Mallet, 6 July (01749 812031); Peckham Rye Common, Café on the Rye, Strakers Road, London, 7 July (0208 6939431); Penlee Park Theatre, Penzance, 9 July (01726 879500); Tiverton High School, Sports Field, Tiverton, Devon, 10 July (01392 493493); The Manor, Frampton Court Estate. Frampton on Severn, 11 July (01452 740698); Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre, Caerleon, 12 July (01633 422656 or 01633 430271); Bawdeswell Church, The Street, Bawdeswell, 13 July (01362 688499); Huntingdon Racecourse, Brampton, 14 July (01480 371060); Shaftesbury Abbey, Dorset, 17 July (01747 852910 or 01747 853514); Sand, Sidbury, Sidmouth, 18 July (01395 597230); Berwick Lodge, Bristol, 19 July (www.bristolshakespeare.org.uk); Swinhay House, Wotton-Under-Edge, 20 July (www.utea.org.uk); Sterts Amphitheatre, Upton Cross. Nr Liskeard, Cornwall, 21 July (01579 362382); Broxbourne Civic Hall, Hoddesdon, 25 July (01992 441946); Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire, 26 July (01524 734474 or 01524 32878 or 01524 582808); Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria, 27 July (017687 76276); Newhailes, Musselburgh, 28July (0844 493 2125); Kellie Castle, Pittenweem, Fife, 30 July (0844 4932184); Pitmedden Garden (NTS), Ellon, Aberdeenshire, 31 July (01651 842 352); RSPB Loch Leven, Vane Farm, Kinross, 1 August (01577 862355); House of Dun (NTS), Montrose, Angus, 2 August (0844 493 2144); Falkland Palace, Falkland, Cupar, Fife, 3 August (0844 493 2186); Threave Garden (NTS), Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, 4 August (01556 502575); Raglan Castle, Raglan, Monmouthshire, 7 August (01873 853254); Lampeter House, Lampeter Velfrey, Nr Narberth, 8 August (01834 869323); Woodchester Mansion, Nympsfield, 9 August (01453 861541); Winterbourne Court Farm Barn, Church Lane. Winterbourne, 10 August (01454 772285); Langar Hall, Langar, 11 August (01949 860559); Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane, Witney, 13 August (01993 772602); Swan Theatre, Worcester, 15 August (01905 611427); Jewry Wall Museum, St Nicholas Circle, Leicester, 16 August (0116 253 2569); Hall's Croft, Old Town. Stratford-upon-Avon, 18 August). Romeo and Juliet (Westonbirt School, Tetbury, 3 July (01666 880 333); Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, 4 – 5 July (01983 855397); The Hyde, Hyde Lane, Prestbury, Cheltenham, 6 July (01242 674992); The Manor House, Cossington, 7 July (01278 722663 or 01278 722177); Charlton Park, Charlton Place. Bishopsbourne, Canterbury, 10 July (01227 831355); Cressing Temple, Braintree, 11 July (01376 584903); Cogges Manor Farm, Church Lane, Witney, 12 July (01993 772602); Gate Farmhouse, Itchington, Alveston, Bristol,14 July (01454 413318); Swan Theatre, Worcester, 17 July (01905 611427); Highcliffe Castle, Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, Dorset, 24 July (01425 278807); Ingatestone Hall, Ingatestone, 26 July (01277 353010); Ivyclad Hall, Brent Street, Brent Knoll, Somerset, 27 July (0845 224 9164); The Rookery, Streatham Common, London, 28 July (020 8764 8656); 3 Choirs Festival, The Bishops Palace Gardens. Hereford Cathedral, Hereford, 29 – 31 July (0845 652 1823); Ford Park House, Ford Park, Ulverston, 1 August (01229 587140 or 01229 587120); Sandal Castle, Manygates Lane, Sandal, Wakefield, 2 August (0845 6018353); Glanusk Estate, Powys, Crickhowell, 3 August (01873 810414); Manor House Museum, West Bromich, 4 August (0121 588 2985); Chaplaincy Gardens, St Mary's. Isle of Scilly,4 August (0121 588 2985); Tresco Abbey Gardens, Tresco, Scilly Isles, 11 August (through website: www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk); Pencarrow, Bodmin, Cornwall, 13 August (01208 841369); Sterts Amphitheatre, Upton Cross, Nr Liskeard, Cornwall, 14 August (01579 362382); Powderham Castle, Exeter, Devon, 15 August (01626 890243); Glastonbury Abbey, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, 16 August (01458 831631); Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, Dorset, 17 August (01305 871130); The Old Rectory, Doynton, Bristol, 18 August).(07880 934 805).  www.thefestivalplayers.co.uk.

 

Guilford Shakespeare CompanyAs You Like It (Guilford College of Law, Guilford, 18 – 27 July). (01483 304384). http://www.guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk

 

Hampstead PlayersAs You Like It (Hampstead Parish Church, London, 11 – 13 July). http://www.hampsteadplayers.org.uk

 

Heartbreak ProductionsRomeo and Juliet (Stewart Park, Middlesbrough, 4 July; Lydiard Park, 5 July; The Bowling Green, Bristol, 6 July; Caldecott Park, Rugby, 7 July; Brueton Park, Solihull, 9 July; Castle Green, Hereford, 12 July; Nottingham Castle,. Nottingham, 13- 14 July; Tuckwell Amphitheatre, 17 July; Hatchlands Park (NT), 18 July; Baddesley Clinton (NT), 19 July; Brough Castle, 20 July; Brancepeth Castle, 21 July; Bangor Castle Walled Garden, 24 – 25 July; Castle Kennedy Gardens, 26 July; Holmwood House (NTS), Glasgow, 27 July; Brodie Castle (NTS), 28 July; Jesmond Dene, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1 – 3 August; Brockholes Nature Reserve, 4 August; The Roof Gardens, Kensington, London, 6 August; Penlee Park Theatre, Penzance, 9 – 10 August; The Roof Gardens, Kensington, London, 11 – 12 August; Shugborough Estate, 14 August; The Minories, Colchester, 15 August; Scotney Castle (NT), nr Tunbridge, 16 August; Barnwell Country Park, 17 August; (The Plough Arts Centre) at Hartland Abbey, 18 August; Cuckingstool Mead, Malmesbury, 22 August; Wimpole Estate (NT), 23 August; Gibside (NT), 24 August; Hughenden Manor (NT), 25 August; Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens, Manchester, 29 - 31August.).  www.heartbreakproductions.co.uk

 

IllyriaAs You Like It:  Corfe Castle, nr Wareham, 4 July (0844 249 1895); The King's School, Eastleigh, 5 July (023 8060 0986); Royal Spa Nursery, Queens Park, Brighton, 6 July (01273 609609); Lytham Hall, Lytham St Annes, 7 July (01253 736652); Hutton-In-The-Forest, Penrith, 9 July (017684 84449); Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, 10 July (01848 331555); Logie Steading, Forres, 11 Jul y(01309 611378); Drum Castle, Aberdeen, 13 July (www.nts.org.uk);Tatton Park Old Hall, Knutsford, 14 July (01625 37 44 00); Ecos Amphitheatre, Merlin Theatre, Frome, 16 July (01373 465949); Castle Gardens, New Road, Sherborne, 17 July (01935 814633); Mottisfont, nr Romsey, 18 July (0844 249 1895); Linford Manor Park, Milton Keynes, 19 July (www.theparkstrust.com); Coolings Nurseries, Rushmore Hill, Knockholt, 20 July (01959 53 22 69); Brantwood, Coniston, 23 July (015394 41396); Harewood House, nr Leeds, 25 July (0113 218 1000); Fulham Palace, Fulham, 26 July (www.fulhampalace.org/visiting-whats-on); Nostell Priory & Parkland, nr Pontefract, 27 July (0844 249 1895); The Temple Enclosure, Wansted Park, Epping Forest, 28 July (020 7332 1911); Oriel Plas Glyn-Y-Weddw, Pwllheli, 30 July (01758 740763); Harlech Castle, Harlech, 31 July (www.theatrharlech.com); Montgomery Castle, Montgomery, 1 August (01686 668442); Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, Cardiff, 2 August (0844 249 1895); Rhs Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, 3 August (01805 624624); Averystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, 4 August (01970 623232); Tonbridge Castle, Tonbridge, 6 August (illyria.uk.com); Dolphin Square, Pimlico, 7 August (0207 798 5637); The Hawth Amphitheatre, Crawley, 8 August (01293 553636); Abergavenny Castle Grounds, Abergavenny, 9 August (01873 850805); Inner Close, Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, 10 August (01962 857275); Lanhydrock, Bodmin, 14 August (01208 265950); Cockington Court Craft Centre, Torquay, 15 August (01803 607230); Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead, Notts, 16 August (0115 989 5555); Preston Park, Stockton, 17 August (01642 528130/527375); Welsh Wildlife Centre, nr Cardigan, 18 August (www.mwldan.co.uk).  www.illyria.uk.com

 

Immersion Theatre Company.  Measure for Measure (Jack Studio Theatre, London, 2 – 20 July). (0844 8700 887). www.immersiontheatre.co.uk

 

The Inn Theatre Company.  King Lear (Dartmouth Castle, Dartmouth, 5 – 10 August). (07870269748).  http://www.theinntheatrecompany.co.uk/

 

Lavenham Players. Gardens of Lavenham Hall, Hall Rd, Lavenham, Suffolk. Much Ado About Nothing (25 – 27 July). http://www.discoverlavenham.co.uk/lavenham-players-much-ado-about-nothing-25th-26th-and-27th-july-i469.html.

 

Lazarus Theatre Company.  The Merchant of Venice (Jack Studio Theatre, London, 19 November – 7 December). (0844 8700 887).  http://lazarustheatrecompany.webs.com/

 

The Lion and Unicorn Theatre Macbeth (London, 16 July – 3 August). (0844 477 1000).  www.giantolive.com

 

London Contemporary Theatre.  As You Like It (Opera House, Buxton, 22 August). (0845 127 2190).  http://www.londoncontemporarytheatre.com/

 

The London TheatreHamlet (New Cross, London, 10 – 29 September). (0208 694 1888). www.thelondontheatre.com

 

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men.  As You Like It (The Tobacco Factory, Bristol, 10 July). (0117 902 0344). www.tlcm.co.uk

 

MadCap Theatre ProductionsThe Taming of the Shrew (Arts Centre, Evesham, 6 July; Cheltenham Playhouse, 12 July (01242 522852); Cultural Centre, Southend, 13 – 14 July; Cotswold Playhouse, 19 July; Conquest Theatre, Bromyard, 20 July; The Banbury Mill, 25 July (01295 279002); Evolve, Dudley, 26 July (0800 028 7420); The MAC, Birmingham, 27 July (0121 446 3232); Croft Castle, Herefordshire, 2 August; The Artrix, Bromsgrove, 3 August). (01527 577330).  http://madcaptheatreproductions.co.uk/

 

Manchester International Festival.  Macbeth  (Manchester City Centre, 5 – 20 July). (0161 817 4500).  http://www.mif.co.uk/event/macbeth

 

Mask TheatreThe Merchant of Venice (Central Park, Peterborough, 16 – 20 July). (07922077486). http://www.masktheatre.co.uk/

 

Mayhem Musical Theatre CompanyMuch Ado About Nothing (Nonsuch Park, Cheam, 17 – 18 July; Cannizaro Park, Wimbledon, London, 19 – 20 July). (07976 872 127).  www.mayhemmusicaltheatrecompany.co.uk

 

Michael Grandage Company, Noel Coward Theatre, London. Henry V (23 November – 15 February 2014). A Midsummer Night’s Dream (7 September – 16 November). www.michaelgrandagecompany.com

 

National Theatre CompanyOthello (Olivier Theatre, London, 16 April – 5 October). (020 7452 3000).  www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

 

New Historyonics Theatre CompanyAs You Like It (ADC Theatre, Cambridge, 9 – 13 July). (01223 300085). http://www.adctheatre.com

 

Nottingham Playhouse and York Theatre RoyalRichard III (Nottingham Playhouse, 25 October – 16 November). (0115 941 9419); (York Theatre Royal, 19 – 30 November). (01904 623 568). www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

 

Octagon Theatre. Twelfth Night  (Howell Croft South, Bolton, 27 February – 22 March 2014). (01204 520 661). www.octagonbolton.co.uk

 

Oddsocks ProductionsComedy of Errors (Venues and dates TBA. June - (01332 258328).  Including:  The Lights, Andover, 3 July (01264 368368); mac, Birmingham, 11 – 12 July; Derby Theatre, Derby, 22 – 24 July). (01332 593939).  www.oddsocks.co.uk

 

Old Vic Theatre.  Much Ado About Nothing (Old Vic Theatre, London, 7 September – 16 November). (020 7928 2651).  www.oldvictheatre.com

 

Oxford Theatre GuildMeasure for Measure (North Wall Theatre, Oxford, 23 – 26 October). www.oxfordtheatreguild.com

 

Pendley Shakespeare Festival. Pendley Manor, Hertfordshire, As You Like It (6 -10 August). Love’s Labour’s Lost (13-17 August). (01442 820060). www.pendleyshakespearefestival.co.uk

 

The Playhouse.  Titus Andonicus (The Playhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Derry, 23 – 28 September). (028 7126 8027).

 

Plaza Theatre CompanyThe Taming of the Shrew (Hursley House, Romsey, 24 – 27 July). (01794 512987). www.plazatheatre.com

 

Principal Theatre Company.  Comedy of Errors (Southgate Old Ashmolean Rugby Club, London, 3 – 5 July; Coram’s Fields Children’s Park, London, 13 July – 2 August). Hamlet (Southgate Old Ashmolean Rugby Club, London, 3 – 5 July; Coram’s Fields Children’s Park, London, 13 July – 2 August). (020 8807 6680).  www.principaltheatrecompany.com

 

Progress TheatreMacbeth (The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading, 18 – 27 July). (0118 960 6060). www.progresstheatre.co.uk

 

PropellerA Midsummer Night’s Dream (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, 12 – 16 November). The Taming of the Shrew (Hampstead Theatre, London, 2 – 20 July). Twelfth Night (Hampstead Theatre, London, 2 – 20 July). (01483 440000). www.propeller.org.uk

 

RAFTA.  Much Ado About Nothing  (OFS Studio, Oxford, 29 – 31 August). (01865 297 170).  http://rafta.co.uk/projects/2013-2/

 

Rain or Shine Theatre Company.  Comedy of Errors (The Red Maids’ School, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, 2 July (0117 962 2641); Toddington Village, Hall & Gardens, Toddington, 3 July (01242 621440); Austin Friars, St. Monica’s School, Ettererby Scaur, Carlisle, Cumbria, 5 July (01228 528042); Helmsley Walled Garden, Helmsley, 6 July (01439 772314); Yeovil, 7 July (Private Performance); Osmaston Park, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, 9 July (01335 360324); Dore Abbey, Abbey Dore, Hereford, 10 July (01981 570 264); Hempsted Village Hall Garden, Gloucester, 11 July (01452 302 714 / 01452 501 881 / 08456 440 931); Chepstow Castle, Chepstow, 12 July (01291 625981); Poulton House, Poulton, 13 July (01285 851237); Bullards, Widford nr Ware, 14 July (01279 842681 / 01279 843709); The Everyman Studio Theatre, Cheltenham, 15 – 16 July (01242 572 573); The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, 17 July (01242 572 573); Colliers Wood, Moor Green, 18 July (0115 917 3695); The Memorial Hall, Shrivenham, 19 July (01793 782 925); Lamport Hall, Lamport, 20 July (01604 686272); Sheepdrove Eco Centre, Lambourn, 21 July (01488 674737); Tuckwell Ampitheatre, Dean Close School, Cheltenham, 24 July (01242 258002); Old Down Manor, Tockington, Bristol, 26 July (01454 414 081 / 08456 440 931); Hergest Croft Gardens, Kington, Hereford, 27 July (01544 230 160); WWT Slimbridge, Wetlands Centre, Slimbridge, 28 July (01453 891 223); Upper Leigh Farm, East Knoyle, Shaftesbury, 31 July (01747 830278 / 0845 644 0931); Nibley House, North Nibley, 1 August (01453 549700); Cuckfield Recreation Ground, Cuckfield, Sussex, 2nd August (01444 451 610); Barnwood Park, Church Lane, Gloucester, 3 August (0845 644 0931 / 07774 852644 / 01452 396572 / 01452 616305); Island Hall Gardens, Alderney, Channel Islands, 5 – 6 August (Shirley’s, 9 Victoria St., 01481 822 951); Severn Valley Country Park, Alveley, Bridgnorth, 9 August (01746 781192); Sandford Parks Lido, Cheltenham, 10 August (01242 572 573 or www.everymantheatre.co.uk); Prince Albert Gardens Amphitheatre, Swanage, 11 August (01929 422 885); Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Birmingham, 14 - 15August (0121 454 1860); Cleveland House, Winchelsea, 16 August (01797 224446  or by email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ); Belsay Hall, Ponteland, Northumberland, 17 August (0870 3331183); Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton, 18 August (0870 3331183); Broomlee Centre, Station Rd, West Linton, Peebleshire, 20 August (0845 644 0931); Corn Barn, Sutton Barton, Cullompton, 22 August (01884 32107); Bedwellty House and Park, Morgan St., Tredegar, Blaenau, Gwent, 23 August (01495 353370); Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne, 24 August (01202 841 400); Breakheart Community, Project, Dursley, 25 August (07900 318472 / 0845 644 0931); Babington Meadow Arena, Penallt, Monmouth, 26 August (01600 715 781); Old Down Manor, Tockington, Bristol, 29 August (01454 414 081 / 08456 440 931); Newington Nurseries, Stadhampton, Wallingford, 31 August (01865 400533 / 0845 644 0931); The Dovecote, Naunton, 1 September). (01451 850 586).  www.rainorshine.co.uk

 

Red Rose ChainThe Taming of the Shrew (Theatre in the Forest 2013 at Jimmy’s Farm, Suffolk, 23 July – 25 August). (01473 603388). http://www.redrosechain.com/

 

Richmond Shakespeare Society. Mary Wallace Theatre, Twickenham. Julius Caesar (26 October – 2 November). Merry Wives of Windsor (21 – 27 July). (020 8744 0547). www.richmondshakespeare.org.uk

 

Rococo Players. Comedy of Errors (Rococo Garden, Painswick, 9 – 13 July). www.rococoplayers.co.uk

 

The Rose CompanyA Midsummer Night’s Dream  (The Rose Theatre, London, 1 – 24 August). (020 7261 9565).  www.rosetheatre.org.uk

 

Royal Shakespeare Company: All’s Well That Ends Well (Stratford-upon-Avon, 19 July-26 September); (Theatre Royal, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 5 – 9 November). Antony and Cleopatra (Public Theater New York, & Gable Stage Miami.  Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 7 – 30 November). As You Like It (The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 12 April – 28 September; Theatre Royal, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 29 October – November). Hamlet (The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 14 March – 28 September; Theatre Royal, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 18 – 26 October). Richard II (The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 10 October – 16 December; Barbican, London, 9 December – 25 January 2014). Titus Andronicus (Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, 16 May – 26 October). (0844 811 2121).  www.rsc.org.uk.  

 

St Clere Estate, Sevenoaks. Much Ado About Nothing (4 – 13 July). (01732 450 175).  http://www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk/whats-on/live/much-ado-about-nothing-715

 

Scottish Community Drama Association Arkle Theatre Company.  As You Like It (Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QU, 12 – 17 August). (01786 440077).  http://www.scda.org.uk/

 

Scottish Community Drama Association Edinburgh Graduate Theatre GroupRomeo and Juliet (Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh, EH3 6QU , 5 - 10 August). (01786 440077).  http://www.scda.org.uk/

 

SEDOSMacbeth (Bridewell Theatre, London, 29 October – 2 November 2013). www.sedos.co.uk

 

Shakespeare at the GeorgeMacbeth (Courtyard of the George Hotel, Huntingdon, 25 June – 6 July). (07716 993 693). www.satg.org.uk

 

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Company. Shakespeare’s Globe, London, King Lear (Shakespeare’s Globe, London, then tour of UK, Europe & Asia from 23 July – 27 September (020 7401 9919); Including: Venue TBC, Brighton, 23 – 25 May (tbc); Connaught Theatre, Worthing, 31 May – 1 June (01903 206206); The Opera House, Buxton, 29 – 30 June (0845 127 2190); Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, 23 – 28 September). Macbeth (22 June – 13 October). A Midsummer Night’s Dream (24 May – 12 October). The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare’s Globe, London, then tour of UK, Europe & Asia from 10 June - (020 7401 9919); St Donats Arts Centre, Cardiff, 26 August (01446 799099); Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, 29 August – 1 September (01748 823710); Minack Theatre, Penzance, 9 – 13 September (01736 810181). The Tempest (23 April - 18 August). (020 7401 9919).  www.shakespearesglobe.com

 

Shakespeare Institute Players.  Much Ado About Nothing (Mason Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon, 18 – 20 July).  www.shakespeareinstituteplayers.co.uk

 

Sheffield TheatresThe Winter’s Tale. Crucible Theatre Studio, Sheffield, 2 October – 2 November (0114 249 6000). www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

 

Sprite Productions.  Comedy of Errors (Ripley Castle, Yorkshire, 26 June – 14 July). (01423 770 632). www.spriteproductions.co.uk

 

Stamford Shakespeare. Rutland Open Air Theatre, Tolethorpe Hall, Comedy of Errors (4 June – 20 July). A Midsummer Night’s Dream (11 June – 17 August). (01780 756133). www.stamfordshakespeare.co.uk

 

Taking Flight Theatre CompanyA Midsummer Night’s Dream (Beaumaris, Gwynedd, 4 July; Nant Y Arian, 5 July; Coed y Brenen, 6 July; Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen, 9 July; Rhuddlan Castle, 10 July; Debigh Castle, 12 July; Plas Neydd, Llangollen, 13 July; Loggerheads Country Park, Mold, 14 July; Bristol Shakespeare Festival, Blaize Castle Estate Dairy Farm, 15 July; Just so Festival, 17 – 18 August). www.takingflighttheatre.co.uk

 

Theatre Royal Bath.  King Lear  (Theatre Royal, Bath, 25 July – 10 August). (01225 448844).  www.theatreroyal.org.uk

 

Theatrical Niche.  Macbeth (The Opera House, Buxton, 21 October). (0845 127 2190).

 

Tomahawk TheatreMacbeth (Oxford Castle, Courtyard, 1 - 13 July (www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk); Dorchester Abbey, Cloister Gardens, 21 July). (www.ticketsource.co.uk/nasiofundraising).

 

WOH Productions.  Macbeth  (Rose Theatre, Bankside, 3 – 28 July). (020 7261 9565). www.rosetheatre.org.uk

 

Worcester Repertory CompanyThe Merchant of Venice (Lady Chapel, Worcester Cathedral, Worcester, 15 – 18 October; Malvern Priory, Malvern, 25 – 26 October). The Tempest (The Commandery, 9 - 21 July). (01905 611 427). www.worcester-rep-co.uk

 

 

 

The starting point for this list is both Steven McElroy’s May 16, 2013, New York Times list of Summer US and Canadian Summer Shakespeare Festivals.

 

http://theater.nytimes.com/2013/05/19/theater/summer-2013-theater-listings.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

 

and 

 

Colleen Kennedy’s European Summer Shakespeare Festivals (originally posted on The Shakespeare Standard):  http://theshakespearestandard.com/a-great-feast-of-languages-european-summer-shakespeare-festivals-global-shakespeare-news-for-the-week-of-june-8-2013/ 

 

United Kingdom list adapted from Touchstone: http://www.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/performance/shakespeare%20productions.html.

 

 

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