Join us for the 56th season of Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park – June 1 – August 7, 2016!
The founder of KY Shakespeare, C. Douglas Ramey, was born in Eastern Kentucky, and is buried in the small town of East Point.
In 1962, Doug Ramey began the Students For Shakespeare program, which evolved into the first statewide Shakespeare education tour to schools, Shakespeare Comes to Kentucky Schools.
In 1984, Shakespeare in Central Park: The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, was designated as the “Official Shakespeare Festival of the Commonwealth” by the Kentucky Legislature.
In 2003, KY Shakespeare was the recipient of the Governor’s Awards in the Arts for an Arts Education Organization.
UPCOMING EVENTSFeb15Mon3:15 pm Shakespeare in the Libraries – W... @ Western LibraryShakespeare in the Libraries – W... @ Western LibraryFeb 15 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pmFeb16Tue6:30 pm Shakespeare in the Libraries – M... @ Middletown LibraryShakespeare in the Libraries – M... @ Middletown LibraryFeb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pmFeb18Thu3:15 pm Shakespeare in the Libraries – N... @ Newburg LibraryShakespeare in the Libraries – N... @ Newburg LibraryFeb 18 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pmFeb20Sat8:00 pm Shakespeare in Love Gala at 21c ... @ 21c Museum HotelShakespeare in Love Gala at 21c ... @ 21c Museum HotelFeb 20 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 21 @ 12:00 amJoin us for Kentucky Shakespeare’s 3rd annual gala.Mar19Sat6:00 pm Kentucky Shakespeare’s SHAKESPEA... @ 20 Parks!Kentucky Shakespeare’s SHAKESPEA... @ 20 Parks!Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – May 15 @ 7:30 pmJoin us for the 3rd annual Shakespeare in the Parks with our 7-actor ROMEO AND JULIET, touring spring 2016 to a park near you! Schedule coming soon. Current bookings include: Bicentennial Park, New Albany Big[...]