Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

2016: Shakespeare's Last Words

The 2016 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival will explore and celebrate Shakespeare's final plays: The Tempest, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Experience Shakespeare's intense combinations of adventure, music, magic, shipwrecks, redemption, and forgiveness.


The Tempest

Performed by the NDSF Professional Company
Directed by West Hyler

August 16–28
Patricia G. Decio Theatre
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center




Pericles, Prince of Tyre

Performed by the NDSF Young Company
Directed by Cameron Knight

July 17–August 22
Outdoor locations throughout Michiana
Free and family-friendly




Performed by the NDSF Community Company
Coordinated by Christy Burgess

July 16–17
Washington Hall
Free and family-friendly

Online orders are now closed. Tickets will still be available at the door at Washington Hall.


Beyond the Stage Events

Since its founding in 2000, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival has grown dramatically from a daring experiment to a celebrated campus tradition that furthers the mission of the University. As the professional theatre in residence at the University of Notre Dame, the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival's Professional Company presents world-class productions while fostering young theatre artists through unique educational production and performance opportunities such as our Young Company and ShakeScenes programs.

Today, housed in the dazzling Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts and historic Washington Hall, we reach thousands of people each year with Shakespeare's timeless words.

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