The mission of Shakespeare Miami is to promote literacy, culture and a passion for the arts through free performances of the works of William Shakespeare.
The Cost of attending a cultural event has become prohibitively expensive for the average family in America. Schools have cut arts programming and field trips to see live performances. Often, the first live theatrical production a family in South Florida attends is a free Shakespeare in the Park Event.
We believe that when people attend or participate in cultural activities, they open their minds to new ideas, and they can enrich their lives and the lives of others through live performance. The arts can inspire, heal, lead and entertain.
Shakespeare's plays, although 400+ years old, touch on profound human truths, and offer us powerful and democratic ways of expressing, sharing and shaping human values.
The upcoming mainstage production of William Shakespeare's classic play, The Merchant of Venice, runs throughout the month of January in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.
Bree-Anna Obst as Juliet in Shakespeare Miami's production of Romeo and Juliet.
Photos from the 2016 production of Much Ado About Nothing
Crowds at Shakespeare in the Park
Production photo from Shakespeare Miami's production of The Taming of the Shrew.
Free Shakespeare in the Park
Shakespeare Miami is a professional theater company that provides free classical theater to citizens of South Florida. Each January, thousands of South Floridians and visitors attend a free Shakespeare in the Park production in one of four locations.
The Merchant of Venice
In January of 2017, Shakespeare Miami will present Shakespeare's classic play, The Merchant of Venice. With a full professional cast, period costumes and original music, this production will appear in two of Miami-Dade County's parks as a part of their free Shakespeare in the Park program; Pinecrest Gardens and the Barnacle Historic State Park.
Shylock v. Antonio - A Mock Appeal of Shylock's Trial
A unique trial will be held in Miami Beach on January 29, 2017. A mock appeal will re-examine the famous verdict handed down by the Doge of Venice in the play, The Merchant of Venice.
This mock appeal will be presided over by a distinguished panel of local judges, as two prominent lawyers, argue Shylock’s sentence. Our mock appeal puts the audience in the courtroom as Shakespeare Miami's cast of professional actors helps explore the concepts of mercy and justice.
Board Member - Finance
Producing Artistic Director
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.