The Nashville Shakespeare Festival seeks to bring Shakespeare's works alive for all learners through the art of performance. We believe that by exploring Shakespeare through the voice and body, students of all types can discover the Bard's power and relevance in their own lives. Educational tools offered by the Festival include student matinee productions, workshops, directing residencies, educator guidebooks, and apprentice company training. Click the links below to explore how you can make your world a stage all year long!

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Workshops that offer creative enrichment to professionals seeking to engage with Shakespeare's plays in individual and group exercises. Continuing Legal Education available.


Partner with us to provide professional directors for your school's productions of Shakespeare’s plays. This gives students and faculty the invaluable opportunity to work directly with a practicing theatre artist on all aspects of a full production. 

Improve your skills with our wide range of workshops and intensives with our incredible roster of Teaching Artist

In-School Workshops, Student Matinee Performances, School Tours, Educational Resources, & more


Teaching Artists are professional theatre artists who can communicate the wonder and excitement of the arts to students of all ages. These artists build student activities and teacher strategies that address development goals, imagination, creativity, problem-solving and teamwork in school and after-school settings.


Get familiar with Shakespeare's works with our guidebooks!