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Summer Camps Enrolling Now!

Acting, Stage Combat, Creative Projects and more

Kids and teens, ages 5 - 18, can have a summer SHAKESPEARIENCE at one of the Festival's nine metro area camps. Young people will audition and get cast in a camp version of King Lear, decorate their own sword, learn stage combat, period movement/dance, do creative projects and learn about Shakespeare's language, life and times


Will's Players for kids ages 5 - 8, July 27 - 31 in Midtown Kansas City
Shakespeare Unbound for girls ages 8 - 18, July 13 - 31 in Kansas City, KS
Shakespeare Unlimited for youth ages 8 - 14, July 13 - 24 in Brookside.


 Click here for more information and enrollment form.

Become a Festival Insider


If you enjoy the Festival, want to see high quality classical theatre and care about the cultural life of our community, please consider membership as a FAN or as a member of our newly formed GOOD WILL SOCIETY.  Your membership keeps the Festival open to all and gives YOU some special insider access to our artists and to our pre-show GOOD WILL VIP tent with up-front seats that guarantee you the best experience of the summer!   As a member, your contribution will directly assist us in transforming a city park into a theater, and bringing the world of Shakespeare to life for tens of thousands of people. With your membership you will receive a host of benefits depending on the amount of your contribution.  Most importantly, you will know that because of you, FREE Shakespeare in the park is possible.


With your tax-deductible contribution to the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival you will receive:
FAN membership: 
 $150      2 Reserved Seats     1 Parking Pass 

GOOD WILL SOCIETY membership:    
 $250      4 Reserved Seats     2 Parking Passes + GOOD WILL SOCIETY tent access for 4
 $500      8 Reserved Seats     4 Parking Passes + GOOD WILL SOCIETY tent access for 8

 $1000    12 Reserved Seats   6 Parking Passes + GOOD WILL SOCIETY tent access for 12 with pre-show beverages + Invitation to a Behind-the-Scenes Event + GOOD WILL SOCIETY acknowledgement and Thank You from stage
All Up-Front Reserved Seats; One-time use throughout the run of the Festival.

Shakespeare and the Church

A partnership between the Festival and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

Join the Festival and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church for a FREE lecture and performance series. Shakespeare & the Church explores religious themes during Shakespeare's time through lectures, performance exerpts of Shakespeare's texts, and discussion.