New Orleans Shakespeare Festival

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Board Development
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


6823 ST CHARLES AVENEW ORLEANS, LA 70118 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane is to produce professional, classical theatre with a primary focus upon the works of William Shakespeare. Our commitment is to utilize local, national, and international talent to create dynamic, visceral, text-based performances celebrating Shakespeare’s brilliant insight into the human condition. With this programming we will provide to the people of the Gulf South both entertainment and educational resources of the highest quality, honoring Shakespeare’s legacy.


Founded in 1993 by several Tulane Faculty members, the Festival has become one of the most significant theatre companies in the Gulf South. Each season typically consists of two mainstage productions, various lagniappe events, and our acclaimed Peformance for the Schools educational program. Programming is also taken to schools in the greater New Orleans area to awaken new generations to the power of language and literacy through live, professional performances of Shakespeare’s plays. Performances run in the summer from June - July and are remounted for educational audiences and the public again in January.


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by Juanita S. (Administrator for this Organization) (May 28, 2021)
Really fun experience! Covid19 safety precautions made me feel comfortable to engage and interact with the public. I work here and volunteer in my off time to help this nonprofit keep going.

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