Skip to main content
Site Home

About

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Houston Shakespeare Festival uses Shakespeare’s works to draw together our diverse community to explore our common humanity.

BRIEF HISTORY

Each summer, the Houston Shakespeare Festival produces a season of two Shakespeare plays in repertory. Since its inception in 1975, HSF has entertained nearly a half million theatergoers with free performances in Hermann Park's Miller Outdoor Theatre.

2-about
3-about

BOLD ARTISTRY

We believe in an environment of artistic imagination and innovation that reflects Shakespeare's legacy of transforming performance. Our professional company seeks to celebrate classic texts for modern audiences.

DISCOVERY

We believe in the value of artistic and intellectual growth through collaboration and mentorship. We seek to create moments for artists and audiences to explore Shakespeare's plays.

COMMUNITY

We are dedicated to being an engaged community partner. We believe artistic work is influenced and reflected of the surrounding community. It is important to be an active communicator in the conversation.

DIVERSITY

We believe the inclusion of diverse people, cultures, and ideas reflect our community and enriches our work on the stage. We are committed to diversity and accessibility throughout our organization, and we are dedicated a free festival.

INTEGRITY

We are committed to a strong ethic of accountability. Fiscal responsibility is necessary for the long-term success of the festival.