Announcing the 2016 NDSF Season!

    The Community Company presents
    ShakeScenes: July 16 and 17
    Coordinating Director, Christy Burgess

    The Young Company presents
    Pericles, Prince of Tyre: July 17 - August 22
    Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

    The Professional Company presents
    The Tempest: August 16-28
    Directed by West Hyler

    NDSF's 2016 theme is "Shakespeare's Last Words" as we explore and celebrate Shakespeare's final plays. Interesting in auditioning? Want to learn more about the productions? Visit the NDSF 2016 SEASON PAGE to learn more.

    2016 Conference Registration is now open! 

    Shakespeare at Notre Dame begins Theatre Partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library

    The Folger looks forward to working with Shakespeare at Notre Dame "to build a greater connection to Shakespeare and the humanities in the Americas" and "to deepen the engagement, experience, and enjoyment of Shakespeare enthusiasts around the country."

    As part of this agreement, we'll be sharing new and interesting content direct from the Folger both on our website and on Facebook and Twitter; content like this...

    "Two English professors have combined their love of Shakespeare and their love of the cocktail hour to create a new book of Bard-inspired cocktail recipes, complete with ililustrations drawn from the Folger collection. Hear the story in this podcast episode."

    Listen to the postcast right here using SoundCloud


    Welcome to our Fall 2015 Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

    Our five British actors arrived to Notre Dame on September 20 for an eight-week tour of US universities. The tour will return to Notre Dame in January for public performances on January 20-22. Learn more about the actors, the production, and AFTLS HERE. (The cast pictured L-R: Sam Collings, Ffion Jolly, Chris Donnelly, Patrick Moy, and Claire Redcliffe)

    "NDSF's ‘Winter’s Tale’ a study in contrasts and humor"

    South Bend Tribune Review (8/23/15)

    South Bend Tribune entertainment editor Andrew S. Hughes reviews The Winter's Tale in the Sunday's August 23 issue.

    Photo Caption: An old shepherd (L. Peter Callender) and his son (Josh Zwick) consider their next step as Autolycus (Giles Davies) hides nearby in the NDSF Professional Company production of The Winter's Tale. (Photo by Peter Ringenberg)

    "ND Shakespeare adds one to canon"

    South Bend Tribune Feature (8/6/15)

    South Bend Tribune entertainment editor Andrew S. Hughes speaks to Long Lost co-authors and directors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor about their new comedy in the August 6 issue of "in the bend."

    Listen to Reduced Shakespeare Company (RSC) Long Lost podcasts:

    Shakespeare at Notre Dame to Host Shakespeare’s First Folio in 2016


    London Shakespeare lecture now online

    On March 23, 2015, Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director at Shakespeare's Globe, gave the fourth-annual London Shakespeare Lecture in Honor of Stanley Wells, CBE. This lecture brings together experts in different spheres of study and practice to explore Shakespeare and his works. The event was hosted by the University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway in collaboration with The Shakespeare Institute and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

    Watch the 49-minute VIDEO now!


    Shakespeare at Notre Dame will present the second international Shakespeare in Prisons Conference (entitled Shakespeare in Prisons: In Practice) on January 25-27, 2016.

    Click HERE for more information and to register.



    Shakespeare at Notre Dame has been chosen as the host of the 2016 Annual Conference of the Shakespeare Theatre Association. We look forward to welcoming the best and brightest from Shakespeare theatres around the world January 27-30, 2016. Join us as we kick-off the worldwide festivities celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy right here on the campus of Notre Dame.