Houston Shakespeare festival

Relive the Bard’s Masterpieces at the Houston Shakespeare Festival

If you’re looking for something to do in Houston, you can always turn to the Miller Outdoor Theatre. Located in Hermann Park, the unique theatre hosts professional entertainment for a whopping eight months out of the year. The events are always free to the public. And the entertainment on tap includes jazz, theatrical, ballet, dance, classic films, and so much more! One of the upcoming events is a crowd favorite: the Houston Shakespeare Festival.

The 2018 Houston Shakespeare Festival

The free festival in Houston has been producing Shakespeare plays since 1975. The festival has entertained more than a million people since then. HSF Executive Director Dr. Rob Shimko and Artistic Director Jack Young lead the way this year as the festival will have multiple showings of Hamlet and Comedy of Errors. Lovers of Shakespeare, theatre, and art are sure to enjoy these entertaining events.


The 44th season of the Houston Shakespeare Festival begins with the masterpiece “Hamlet.” In this play, a young prince finds his world turned upside down after his mother remarries his uncle. Those that attend will find out if Hamlet has the courage to unearth the truth in a court of corruption. Shows always start at 8:15 pm. Performance dates include:

  • July: 27, 29, 31
  • August: 2, 4

Comedy of Errors

Two sets of twins separated as infants come to the port city of Ephesus and cause mayhem. This comedy will make you laugh at every surprise. Visitors to the festival can enjoy this comedy of mistaken identity throughout July and August. Shows always start at 8:15 pm. Performance dates include:

  • July: 28
  • August: 1, 3, 5

This great event is free, but visitors can also purchase tickets in a covered seating area. Show up early to enjoy the other features and attractions of Hermann Park before the shows begin.

If you are looking to live near amazing events like this, please contact us today! Monarch Medical Center is an apartment community located near The Texas Medical Center, Downtown Houston, and The Galleria.

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