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Local favorites return, summer 2019!

Shakespeare After Hours

Shakespeare After Hours Web Promo

Kicking off the 2019 season is Shakespeare After Hours (July 19), the raucous, no-holds-barred take on Shakespeare’s “bawdy, boozy, and bloody side.” Returning once again to LangLab in South Bend, IN, this adults-only performance features appearances from dozens of local artists. After two consecutive sellout years, Shakespeare After Hours will delight audiences in two separate performances (7pm and 9:30pm). 

  • WHEN: Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:00pm & 9:30pm
  • WHERE: LangLab, 1302 High Street, South Bend, IN
  • TICKETS: $15. BUY NOW!

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Shakescenes Web Promo

Returning to Washington Hall is ShakeScenes (July 20), an annual, family-friendly event featuring performances from dozens of young people from throughout Michiana. Now in its 16th year, ShakeScenes offers a unique spin on some of Shakespeare’s most famed works, brought to life by young talent from the Michiana area. This always-popular event begins at 2pm in beautiful Washington Hall on the University of Notre Dame campus. 

  • WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 2019, 2:00pm
  • WHERE: Washington Hall, Notre Dame, IN
  • TICKETS: $10. BUY NOW!

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Shakespeare in Fremont Park

Now in its 3rd year, Shakespeare in Fremont Park (July 25-26) returns to Fremont Park in South Bend, IN, with a brand-new production directed by local favorite Laurisa LeSure and featuring talent drawn from local neighborhoods. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets, and get there early for a good spot for these FREE performances. 

AUDITIONS for Shakespeare in Fremont Park take place June 10-11! Email to RSVP. 

  • WHEN: Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26, 2019, 7:00pm
  • WHERE: Fremont Park, South Bend, IN
  • FREE event - no tickets required!

Join the Shakespearean shenanigans!

Interested in directing or performing in a scene in 2019? We're always looking for new groups, actors, and directors for ShakeScenes. Contact to join our Community Company.

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The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival works hard to ensure your theatre experience is exceptional from start to finish. We understand that experience begins from the moment you arrive on campus. We’ve secured access to the two parking lots located closest to Washington Hall, the ShakeScenes performance venue.

To reach these lots, you must pass through one of two Gatehouses (shown on the map to the right): the North Gatehouse on the Northeast side of campus via Douglas Road or the South Gatehouse on the campus’s Southern edge via Angela Blvd. Guards at both Gatehouses will grant access to all ShakeScenes guests.

Once through the Gatehouse, proceed on Holy Cross Drive (shown as a red line on the map) to the lot marked A9 or A15. Each lot is only 250 yards from Washington Hall.

As you walk to the theatre, keep your eye on the Golden Dome; Washington Hall is its neighbor to the east. The entrance to Washington Hall is on the south side of the building.


(Note: ShakeScenes performances are free but require a ticket. To guarantee your reservation, please pick-up your will call tickets at Washington Hall at least 15 minutes before your performance. In the event of a sell out, unclaimed will call tickets will be used to seat patrons on the waiting list.)