Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

"Through the forest have I gone..."

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Welcome to 20 years of Shakespeare at the University of Notre Dame! 

The 2020 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival returns in 2020 with new season overflowing with magic, laughter, pathos, and transformation.

Headlining the season is a brand-new Professional Company staging of Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Chicago-based theatre director & activist Lavina Jadhwani.

The NDSF Touring Company will travel to stages across Michiana with a new production of The Two Noble Kinsmen, a rarely seen yet wildly entertaining tragicomedy.

And the Community Company is back with area favorites Shakespeare After Hours and ShakeScenes, with many more exciting events to be announced soon. 

Join us as we celebrate the long, rich history of Shakespeare at 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 Touring Company and Community Company 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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