The Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival believes in the power of words and the stories they tell. Our exuberant celebration of brilliant theatre seeks to ignite a spark to empower and inspire artists, as well as enlighten and connect audiences and the community.


Our focus is on building community - we will accomplish this through continuously adding impactful community partnerships, growing our educational programming, and expanding our programming repertoire. We are proud to continue to develop our initiatives and organizational structure in response to the needs of our community and its artists.


We focus on the essence of Shakespeare’s artwork, questioning norms regarding love, power, and possibility. As one of the most-produced playwrights of all time, Shakespeare’s works continue to be relevant through his use of language and wordplay. We invite you to join us in rediscovering his works in a new light.


The Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts

Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival provides accessible opportunities for artists of all kinds, developing talent, and community partnerships for inclusive engagement.
Educational mentorship and experiences for developing talent in all fields are considered for how they might create positive growth in the area and region.
Each season provides an ever-changing repertoire of Shakespeare’s greatest works and inspired material for our community through a new lens.
We seek to empower both the Chippewa Valley and its artists to build relationships and engage the next generation.


2023    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
            Directed by Caitlin Lopez