Mission

OUR MISSION

The Shakespeare Theatre Company creates, preserves and promotes classic theatre—ambitious, enduring plays with universal themes—for all audiences.

OUR VISION

We create theatre to ignite a dialogue that connects the universality of classic works to our shared human experience in the modern world.

OUR VALUES AND FOCUS

Shakespeare Theatre Company produces and presents the highest-quality classic theatre productions across genres, bringing them to vibrant life in a provocative, imaginative and accessible style.

With Shakespeare at our core, we explore plays of national and international relevancy—those with profound themes, complex characters and heightened language—through a contemporary 21st century lens.

We expand the classic theatre repertoire in America by reviving and commissioning adaptations and translations of important forgotten works.

We create impactful and responsive arts education and community engagement programs to connect audiences to the significance of classic works and themes.

We provide a home for leading classical artists and a training ground for the next generation of theatre artists and arts administrators.