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Outdoor Shakespeare Festival Returns to Central Park

Kentucky Shakespeare actors perform a play at Central Park in Louisville

Kentucky Shakespeare Festival returns June 16-August 15 in Old Louisville’s Central Park

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 12, 2021) – Kentucky Shakespeare, the Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth, announces the return of the free Kentucky Shakespeare Festival June 16-August 15 in Old Louisville’s Central Park.

In addition to the two main stage productions, Kentucky Shakespeare will present the Globe Players student troupe’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, plus productions from returning guest companies Louisville Ballet and the Louisville Improvisors. The Kids’ Globe tent will open an hour before every performance during the summer with interactive arts-based activities tied to the production.

All performances are presented free of charge at Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park, the longest-running non-ticketed Shakespeare festival in the United States.

A variety of food trucks from the Louisville Food Truck Association will rotate nightly, plus Will’s Tavern and Gift Shop.

Due to COVID-19 capacity reductions and social distancing requirements, people are encouraged to attend on weeknights, arrive early, and bring a blanket or chair in the event that bench seating is not available. Please visit kyshakespeare.com for updates and changes as health and government mandates and recommendation change.

For dates and more information visit kyshakespeare.com or download the free Kentucky Shakespeare app at Google Play or iTunes.

The 2021 Kentucky Shakespeare Festival presents:

Shakespeare in Love
Henry V

Kentucky Shakespeare’s Globe Players High School Troupe

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Louisville Improvisors

Late Night Shakes

Louisville Ballet

Shakespeare in Dance

Nightly Schedule

6:00pm Food Trucks Open
7:00pm Will’s Tavern, Will’s Gift Shop, and Kids’ Globe open
8:00pm Production Begins

Louisville Tourism’s annual Visitor Guide is available just in time for the summer travel season. Download a copy of the guide to help plan your itinerary around Louisville’s top experiences. Travelers also can get attraction, lodging and dining assistance at www.gotolouisville.com along with information on the state’s current covid-mitigation guidelines.

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