Pay What You Will(iam) AS YOU LIKE IT, Thursday July 6

In addition to our regular summer season, OSF brings you this special offer.

In our efforts to make the Shakespeare canon available to ALL, Ohio Shakespeare Festival continues the tradition of "Pay What You Will-iam Shakespeare" Night!

One night only, Thursday, July 6
William Shakespeare's

Pay whatever you "Will" for your ticket at the door. Any dollar amount gets you into the festival. Keep it within your budget (large or small) and donate to our Festival whatever amount you can to help us keep Shakespeare available to all in our community.

Consider sponsoring someone else's ticket so we can continue to offer more events like these! Donate here.

No advance sales for this offer; at the door only; space available.

**Those wishing to purchase tickets in advance may do so at the regular OSF pricing.**

All the world's a stage, and we want to share our art with our fellow players!

Announcing Artists' Choice Series

Artists’ Choice Series

at Ohio Shakespeare Festival

The purpose of this series is to allow fellow NE Ohio directors, playwrights, and designers an outlet for creative exploration at Ohio Shakespeare Festival. We encourage theatre artists to submit for consideration a play to produce for a limited run on the Henry C. Bishop Stage. 

We specifically seek exciting newer works, perhaps those not typically seen in the Ohio Shakes subscription series. Yet, all submissions must in some way tie into the tradition of classic theatre and/or storytelling, whether in theme, content, design, or interpretation. In short, while this project should be a daring and outside-the-box production for Ohio Shakespeare Festival, it should still fit our mission statement: to put excellent storytelling at the forefront of all we do.

The performances will take place on November 3 and 4, 2017, 8:00pm. Rehearsals can begin no earlier than October 2. You will submit a proposed rehearsal schedule, but be prepared to work around the needs of the MainStage productions.

Submissions are due August 1, 2017.

Paid Stage Management and Crew, indoor season 17-18

Ohio Shakespeare Festival seeks Stage Management and run crew positions for the following performances. Please email your interest and applicable experience to

All positions paid, stipends vary based on difficulty of show, personal experience, travel distance, and availability.

The Stage Management position for MUSKETEERS is filled.  The Dramaturgy/Assistant Director position for CHARLES III is filled.


    1 Assistant Stage Manager

    1 backstage run crew

CAMELOT, December 1-17:

    1 Stage Manager

    1 Assistant Stage Manager

    1 Sound board op (including wireless mics)

    1 Light board op

    1-2 backstage run crew

SCAPIN, March 2-18:

    1 Stage Manager

    1 Assistant Stage Manager


    1 Stage Manager

    1 Assistant Stage Manager

    1 Light/Sound board op

    1-2 backstage run crew


Unpaid Internship Opportunities Include:

Assistant Directors, Assistant Costume Design, Assistant Production Managers, Dramaturgy