Audience Enrichment

Audience Enrichment: Actors Andy Paterson and Erin Partin meet with students, 2003.In addition to its programs for students, teachers and aspiring theatre artists, The Shakespeare Theatre offers many ways for all audience members to "delve deeper" into the world of our plays and to meet the artists who bring them to life.

Symposium Series performances of each Main Stage production feature a lively post-show conversation between actors and audience.

"Know the Show" offers a glimpse behind the scenes through intriguing pre-show talks by directors and members of the production team.

The biennial Shakespeare Colloquium is a weekend-long exploration of one theme in the Bard's work, featuring scholars and enthusiasts from all over the nation.

The Next Stage Ensemble summer touring company brings great literature to life at libraries, community centers, summer camps and retirement homes from June to August.

The summer Picnic Series invites families and members of the local community to enjoy free performances by the Next Stage Ensemble on the Theatre's front lawn.