Audience Enrichment

In addition to its programs for students, teachers and aspiring theatre artists, The Shakespeare Theatre offers many ways for all audience members to "delve deeper" into the world of our plays and to meet the artists who bring them to life.

The Symposium Series

The Symposium Series features lively post-show conversations between actors and audience following select performances of each Main Stage production. View our 2017 schedule here.

The Know the Show Series

The "Know the Show" Series offers a glimpse behind the scenes through intriguing pre-show talks by directors and members of the production team. View our 2017 schedule here.

The Short Shakespeare Series

The Short Shakespeare Series each spring showcases the acclaimed gtouring productions of our Shakespeare LIVE! touring company int he comfort of the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre. Family performances and school time performances are available.

The Picnic Series

The summer Picnic Series invites families and members of the local community to enjoy free performances by the Next Stage Ensemble on the Theatre's front lawn. The Next Stage Ensemble summer touring company also brings great literature to life at libraries, community centers, summer camps and retirement homes from June to August. 2017 NSE Summer Touring Dates will be announced soon!