Nashville Shakespeare Festival
Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s Mission
Founded in 1988, the mission of The Nashville Shakespeare Festival is to educate and entertain the Nashville area community through professional Shakespearean experiences.
Since its inception, over 250,000 Middle Tennesseans have been entertained each summer in Centennial Park.
In 1992, an educational outreach program was started to tour middle and high schools throughout the state as well as regional colleges and universities. The Nashville Shakespeare Festival has become a trusted resource for schools by providing enriching in-classroom workshops and creative opportunities for students.
Over 180,000 students, many of whom had never experienced live theatre before, have been introduced to Shakespeare through the Festival’s interactive workshops and energetic performances.
How to Donate or Contribute to The Nashville Shakespeare Festival
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival couldn’t exist without the generosity of corporations, foundations, individuals and government agencies of Middle Tennessee. To get involved as a corporate sponsor, visit their corporate support page or to make a donation, visit their individual donation page.
How Advance Financial Partners with The Nashville Shakespeare Festival
The past several years Advance Financial has worked with The Nashville Shakespeare Festival by being an Education Sponsor for several productions. This sponsorship helped students from area schools attend a live production. Pictured are Shantrelle Johnson, our VP of Community Outreach and Education Director Nettie Kraft of The Nashville Shakespeare Festival.
In 2013, Advance Financial was the Education Sponsor for the Shakespeare in the Park production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and in 2014, AF was the Education Sponsor for the winter production, “Othello,” starring Eddie George as Othello.
Upcoming Events / Get Involved
Upcoming events for The Nashville Shakespeare Festival are:
August 14 – September 14: Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It
The first Saturday of every month The Nashville Shakespeare Festival has a program called Shakespeare Allowed! at the Nashville Public Library. A different Shakespearean play is selected every month to be read out loud in a reading circle with friends. The next reading will be July 12, 2014 from 12-3 pm.
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