Behind the scenes at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

About Orlando Shakes

Now celebrating its 22nd season and with Shakespeare as its standard and inspiration, Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF has grown into one of the region’s most acclaimed Equity theatres producing bold professional theater in Central Florida. Through PlayFest! The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays, Orlando Shakespeare Theater is nationally recognized for it contribution to the development of new plays. Orlando Shakes also provides innovative educational experiences through its youth education programming, serving more than 25,000 young people, families, and schools annually.

Mission Statement

With Shakespeare as our standard and inspiration, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF produces bold professional theater, develops new plays, and provides innovative educational experiences that enrich our community.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to create theater of extraordinary quality that encourages the actor/audience relationship, embraces the passionate use of language, and ignites the imagination. Our goal is to be a nationally recognized destination theater offering productions and education year round for all audiences.

Value Statement

We value professionalism, creativity, fiscal responsibility, positive audience experience, accessibility, and community enrichment.


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