Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

Announcing the 15th Anniversary Season!

This 15th season also marks the 150th anniversary of the first Shakespeare play ever performed at the University and the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. We look forward to commemorating this momentous convergence with you!

Explore the power and imagination of Shakespeare's works, and celebrate a century and a half of the playwright's influence at the Universty of Notre Dame.

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. To conclude this year's festival Actors From The London Stage will bring Shakespeare's classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing to life at Washingotn Hall from September 17-19.

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.

Browse through an electronic copy of the 2014 NDSF Program.

Read the Shakespeare at Notre Dame blog.


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