Happy New Year, from all of us at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company!

We can't wait to see you in 2021!

New Year! New Classes at The Studio!

Learn something new in 2021 — virtual course offerings for adults and youth.

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Join us as we invigorate Downtown Baltimore. Legacies endure. We are building one — what’s yours?

How are we handling these extraordinary times?

Here’s an update on what we’re calling our “Fallow Year” as we try to strengthen our foundation while hoping to return to the stage and our work as soon as we can.

Actor. Abolitionist. Icon. Unsung Hero.

An exploration of the life and career of preeminent 19th Century Shakespearean Ira Aldridge,
created in conjunction with Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s production of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti, February 2–25, 2018

Greetings from Planet Shakespeare — our new Podcast is live!

Hosted by our Founding Artistic Director Ian Gallanar and featuring conversations with Shakespeare practitioners from all around the globe.

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About Us

Great theatre is powerful. Beautifully written stories—brought to life by people with passion and commitment—have the ability to make lasting impact on everyone involved.

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is Maryland’s premier classics theatre. We are a community of actors, artisans and arts administrators whose vocation and great joy is to bring to life the greatest theatrical works ever written, and to see those works touch and transform everyone involved.

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Plan Your Future Visit

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company audiences experience great performances in two of the most beautiful venues in the state of Maryland: our home for the classics in the heart of Downtown Baltimore and our “summer home” for outdoor Shakespeare at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City.

We can’t wait to see you at both our theatres again soon!

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Visit us at PFI Historic Park.

Calling all Future Shakespeareans

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company is proud to serve students across the state of Maryland through our:

School Matinees Youth and Teen Classes
School Residencies Teen Acting Ensembles
Home School Corps Summer Camps
years of artistic and education programs serving MD
kids have seen Shakespeare for FREE at CSC
students attend CSC student matinees annually
MD students served annually through CSC in-school programs