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Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare

Since 1982, the actors and teachers of Shakespeare & Company have created touring productions of Shakespeare. Each winter and spring, we bring 90-minute productions of Shakespeare with accompanying workshops to theatres and schools throughout the Northeast, and beyond.

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Monday, February 13 - This morning's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream has been cancelled due to weather-related school closings and delays.

Please join us on May 3rd for a newly added performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream! To reserve tickets for this or any other Student Matinee, please email education@shakespeare.org or call 413-637-1199 ext. 123.


This team of Shakespeare & Company actor/teachers travels throughout the Northeast, visiting colleges, theatres, middle and high schools, conducting workshops and performing a 90-minute production of one of Shakespeare’s plays. This fully produced “Bare Bard” style of performance emphasizes Shakespeare’s language, dramatic action, and the vital relationship between the Actors and the Audience.

2017 Winter/Spring Touring Productions

Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare’s timeless story of vulnerable love, unbridled passion and the destructive nature of shame.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare’s most delightful, magical, outrageous and comical portrayal of love, mischief and duty.

A one-day package at your school or venue includes:

  • a 90-minute performance of the selected play (R&J or MND)
  • a15-minute interactive post-show Forum that engages the audience's own insights and observations.
  • the choice of one 45-minute workshop with your students:
    • The Workshop in Performance (up to 50 students performing short Shakespeare scenes)
    • The Actor-Audience Workshop (unlimited size, the audience re-directs segments of the play)

For information about pricing and available dates, contact Allison Galen, Education Program Administrator, call (413) 637-1199 ext.123 or education@shakespeare.org.

Student Matinees at Shakespeare & Company

You also have the option to bring your students to a performance at the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA and at Regis College’s Fine Arts Center in Weston, MA.

All performances are at 10:00am, run for 90 minutes, and are followed by an optional 15-minute talkback with the actors.

Tickets are $10/student. Chaperones free of charge.

At Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox, MA:

Friday, February 10, 2017 - Romeo and Juliet
Monday, February 13, 2017 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream - CANCELLED
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Romeo and Juliet
Friday, March 3, 2017 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Monday, April 24, 2017 - Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - A Midsummer Night's Dream - JUST ADDED!

At Regis College’s Fine Arts Center in Weston, MA:

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Friday, April 7, 2017 - Romeo and Juliet

To reserve seats for these performances contact Allison Galen, Education Program Administrator, call (413) 637-1199 ext.123 or education@shakespeare.org.

Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants

The Big Yellow School Bus program provides grants to help schools meet the transportation costs of educational field trips to cultural institutions and events. For more information and an application, visit the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Big Yellow School Bus web page.

Additionally, you may apply to your Local Cultural Council for funding. Visit the MCC’s Local Cultural Council Program web page for information on how to apply.

Shakespeare & Company’s Northeast Regional Tour of Shakespeare is part of Shakespeare in American Communities: Shakespeare for a New Generation, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest.

For any and all other information regarding the Tour, contact Allison Galen, Education Program Administrator 413-637-1199, ext. 123 or Contact Us.

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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