About Us

Shakespeare by the Sea Festival Inc., a community-based, charitable organization, produces and promotes artistic works with a focus on William Shakespeare. Our organization unites seasoned and developing talent and aspires to excel in all aspects of our work.

The Shakespeare by the Sea Festival is the longest running outdoor summer theatre event in the St. John's area and rocks into its 25th anniversary season in 2017. We are a proud member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association.

Since 1993, the Shakespeare by the Sea Festival has been performing the works of that famous Bard all around the St. John's area – from the cliff-top meadows of Logy Bay to the historic World War Two bunkers at Cape Spear – from the cobblestoned courtyard of the Murray Premises to the lush landscapes of Bowring Park. 

Since it's beginnings, the Festival has grown into a much-anticipated annual event and we currently perform signature mainstage productions of Shakespeare at Signal Hill National Historic Site and Kenny's Pond Park.

Shakespeare By The Sea Festival Inc. is a registered charity (No. 891781841RR0001) with the Canada Revenue Agency.

The Shakespeare by the Sea Festival is incorporated as a non-profit organization, with no share capital, according to the Articles of Incorporation as outlined under the Corporation Act for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

We are governed by a volunteer board of directors.

To view our complete By-Laws, Vision, Mission, and Values, please click here to visit the About Us page of our website. 

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