Performance for the Schools

Students bus

In early January of each year the Festival stages a full-length professional production of one of Shakespeare’s plays, performed on Tulane’s campus as a field trip opportunity for middle and high school students. These performances are often the only opportunity students have to see live professional theatre and, more often, their first live Shakespearean performance.

The Festival’s production is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Tickets are only $10 per student, and one free chaperone ticket is provided for each fifteen students. Additional chaperones pay only $10.

In January of 2016 the Festival will present Shakespeare’s Cymbeline.ShakespeareMaster

10:00a student matinees will be held on January 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 & 22 in Tulane’s Dixon Hall.

For more information please contact:
Clare Moncrief, Managing Director
(504) 314-7752

The National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest presents Shakespeare in American Communities. The New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane is one of 40 professional theater companies selected to participate in bringing the finest productions of Shakespeare to middle- and high-school students in communities across the United States. This is the twelfth year of this national program, the largest tour of Shakespeare in American history.