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 EVENTSOct2Fri12:00 pm Education Outreach Performances ... @ C. Douglas Ramey AmphitheaterEducation Outreach Performances ... @ C. Douglas Ramey AmphitheaterOct 2 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 2:00 pmDuring the annual St. James Court Art Show, see Kentucky Shakespeare performances for young audiences on stage from 12:00-2:00PM daily!Jun1Wed8:00 pm 2016 Kentucky Shakespeare Festiv... @ C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater2016 Kentucky Shakespeare Festiv... @ C. Douglas Ramey AmphitheaterJun 1 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 10:00 pmJoin us for the 56th season of Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park – June 1-August 7, 2016. Stay tuned for details!