Summer Shakespeare 2019

Shakespeare in the Park has a new location!

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Aug 15 - Sept 22, 2019 in Nashville at


& Sept 26 - 29 in Franklin, TN at
Academy Park Performing Arts Center


directed by Denice Hicks
Stage Manager, David Wilkerson
Composer & Music Director, Rollie Mains
Costume Design, Lynda Cameron-Bayer
Set Design, Andy Bleiler
Assistant Director, Justin Hand
Choreographer, Tosha Pendergrast

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directed by Laramie Hearn
Costume Design, Lynda Cameron-Bayer
Composer, Jodie O’Regan

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Want to hear more about the big move?

Read the press release here.

Want a Royal Experience at ONEC1TY?

Purchase a Royal Package and enjoy VIP garage parking, a pre-show reception and dinner catered by Pastaria on the private terrace overlooking the Yard, and VIP seating for the show!

Summer Shakespeare Schedule

5:45pm: Food & drink vendors open
5:45pm: Talking Shakespeare with nightly special guest speakers begins
6:05pm: Pre-show entertainment begins
7:00pm: Performance begins

For more information on what to expect at oneC1TY, check our FAQ'sclick here

Sign Language-Interpreted Performance: TBD

To find out what vendors and preshow entertainment will be at each performance, check the calendar below:

Keep an eye out for more info, coming soon!

Get to know Summer Shakespeare

The experience of Nashville Shakespeare Festival's annual Shakespeare in the Park in Centennial Park is beautifully captured in this 2018 video by Jason Wain. The production of A Midsummer Night's Dream was directed by Jaclynn Jutting.

My 615: The Nashville Shakespeare Festival
Created by the Watkins College of Art

Artistic Director Denice Hicks explains why this grassroots company has become the summer destination for Nashvillians of every background.

2018 Season Sponsor


2019 Shakespeare in the Park Support

Contact The Festival for business and media sponsorship opportunities: