Are children allowed to come to the productions?
Yes, Summer Shakespeare is a wonderful way to introduce children to these fun plays. We think Shakespeare is for everyone!
I have a two-year-old. Is a child that age too young to attend your performances?
Although it’s different for every child (and we have occasionally seen some happy, bright, and well-behaved two- and three-year-olds in the audience), we have found that most four- or five-year-olds can enjoy the full performance.
I’ve heard that Summer Shakespeare plays are easy to understand. Do you really use Shakespeare’s words?
We make substantial cuts to every play for length, and every once in while we substitute a familiar word for one that has become obsolete. However, the majority of the words–about 99.9%–are Shakespeare’s own. Once your modern ear adjusts to the heightened language (it only takes about ten minutes), you will probably understand what the actors are saying because the actors themselves know what they’re saying, and that goes a long way toward making the text meaningful for the audience.
How long are the productions?
Summer Shakespeare productions typically run about one hour plus intermission.
Is the theater handicapped accessible?
Yes, the theater is fully handicapped accessible.
How can I get seats reserved?
We reserve seats only for large groups (10 or more), sponsors/donors, and Greenville Shakespeare Company board members. Some nights we have multiple large groups attending—that means large numbers of seats are set aside so that folks in one or more of those categories can sit together. Anyone may donate and request reserved seats.
Why is the ticket price so low?
Although the price of admission does not always cover the cost of the production, important patrons partner with us to make this theatre experience (as well as educational endeavors) available to everyone.
How can I get on your mailing list?
Contact us and we will put you on our mailing list.
How can I make a donation toward your educational outreaches?
Will my donation be tax deductible?
Yes! The Greenville Shakespeare Company (Summer Shakespeare’s grown-up name) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.