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The following links to theatrical companies specializing in Shakespearean productions are provided:

Editor Recommendations

Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago Shakespeare Theater is Chicago's professional theater dedicated to the works of William Shakespeare.
Illinois Shakespeare Festival
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is known nationally in the theatre community as one of the top Shakespeare Festivals. The Illinois Office of Tourism nominated the Illinois Shakespeare Festival as one of the top 120 attractions in the country.
Open Air Theatre
Since 1932, the Open Air Theatre at Regent's Park in London has become an established and much-loved highlight of Park life and of London's theatrical calendar.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Based in Ashland, Oregon, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is the largest rotating repertory company in the US, operating since 1935.
Royal Shakespeare Company
The RSC is probably the most famous classical theatre company in the world. This site has all the latest information on current and future productions, ticket sales, merchandising as well as press and educational resources.
Shakespeare in Central Park
Founded by Joe Papp, the New York Shakespeare Festival's "Shakespeare in Central Park" season has been a premier summer theater since 1962.
Shakespeare's Globe Online
Founded by the pioneering American actor/director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work, and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of education and performance.
The Shakespeare Theatre
Since its founding in 1986, The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC, has dedicated itself to becoming the nation's premier classic theatre.
The Stratford Festival of Canada
Stratford, Ontario is the home of the largest classical repertory theatre in North America. It draws audiences of more than 600,000 each year.
Utah Shakespeare Festival
The Utah Shakespearean Festival, which won the 2000 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, presents nine plays each year from June through October.

Regional and Independents

Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company
The Aesthetic Realism Theatre Company presents talks by Eli Siegel, founder of the philosophy Aesthetic Realism, on Shakespearean and other literary works.
African-American Shakespeare Company
Based in San Francisco, the African-American Shakespeare Company's mission is to present European classical works within an African-American cultural context.
American Shakespeare Center
Originally the Shenandoah Shakespeare Express, the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia seeks to make Shakespeare, the joys of theatre and language, and the communal experience of the Renaissance stage accessible to all.
Arizona Classical Theatre
Founded in Prescott, Arizona in 1998, and home to the Arizona Shakespeare Festival.
Carolinian Shakespeare Festival
The Carolinian Shakespeare Festival is a grass-roots summer theatre program designed to enrich the lives of the people of Eastern North Carolina by making classic works of literature accessible to every one, especially the new generation.
Dead Playwrights Repertory
This classical repertory company in Haddonfield, New Jersey, is dedicated to reviving the works of dead playwrights and breathing new life into them.
GreenStage
Shakespeare in the Park in Seattle. GreenStage presents classic plays in a manner accessible to all.
Hip to Hip Theatre Company
Primarily serving New York City’s Queens County, Hip to Hip Theatre Company's mission is to stimulate and develop interest in the theatre arts by presenting free, family-friendly, professional productions of popular classics in public spaces.
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Garrison, New York, produces critically acclaimed shows that challenge, inspire and demystify the great works of William Shakespeare.
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival
Founded in 1949, the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival is the oldest free festival in the U.S.
Manhattan Shakespeare Project
Manhattan Shakespeare Project is Columbia University's newest all-female Shakespeare company.
Michigan Shakespeare Festival
The Michigan Shakespeare Festival has been presenting the timeless themes and glorious language of William Shakespeare since 1995, growing each year into a premier regional event.
Mountain Shakespeare Festival
The Mountain Shakespeare Festival is a theater company at the top of the Grapevine in Frazier Park, California that strives to offer the finest of entertainment in the midst of the mountains.
A Noise Within
ANW's mission is to perform and educate the public on great works of world drama in rotating repertory using a company of professional, classically trained actors.
North Carolina Shakespeare Festival
Designated by The North Carolina State Legislature as The State Shakespeare Festival, NCSF has been producing the world's great classics, particularly the works of William Shakespeare, since 1977.
Poor Players Theatre Company
Classic Theatre for the Modern World. Poor Players is a classical repertory theatre based out of San Diego.
Shakespeare & Company
Minnesota's longest-running outdoor classical repertory theatre, performing Shakespeare and other classical plays in an informal picnic atmosphere.
The Shakespeare Project of Chicago
The Shakespeare Project of Chicago is the only free Shakespeare company in Chicago using all members of the Actors Equity Association.
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is the state's only professional theatre company dedicated to the presentation of Shakespeare's canon and other classic dramatic entertainments for the cultural enrichment of the community.
The Wales Millennium Centre
The Wales Millennium Centre Arts centre housing theatres for musicals, opera, ballet and dance, as well as cafes and arts organisations. Includes information about the building, organisations based there, news and what's on.
Woman's Will
Woman's Will, the Bay Area's all-female Shakespeare company, exists to provide opportunities for women and girls to work together in a supportive yet challenging environment, to entertain and educate through high quality classes and performances, and to expand the boundaries in which audiences and artists see themselves.

Collected Links

Curtain Rising!—Shakespeare Festivals
Curtain Rising! is the best organized collection of live theatre links on the web.
Shakespeare Theatre Association of America
The STAA was established to provide a forum for the artistic and managerial leadership of theatres whose central activity is the production of Shakespeare’s plays. Their membership directory provides links to a multitude of regional Shakespearean theatres.