In this unique criminal trial, the Prince of Denmark is accused of murdering the king’s attendant, Polonius. Hamlet is pleading insanity — but is he truly insane? Returning to the Shakespeare Theatre Company for the first time in over a decade, the Trial will be argued by defense attorney Abbe David Lowell, with U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Jessie K. Liu, serving as the prosecution. The Trial’s original creator, Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States, will serve as the judge. It will also feature two expert witnesses and a jury of special guests, tasked with announcing the verdict.

Please note that there is currently a waitlist for VIP and Trial-Only tickets. To be added to the list, please call the Box Office at 202-547-1122, Option 1.

All sales are final.

Email MockTrial@ShakespeareTheatre.org for more information.

The Shakespeare Theatre Company Bard Association is generously supported by Venable LLP; Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.; and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP.






The Trial of Hamlet

February 26

Sidney Harman HallMock Trial

Ticket Prices and Details

  • Trial + VIP Reception: $125
    Includes a premium ticket to the Trial in the Orchestra and access to the VIP post-show reception.
  • A Level Trial-Only: $85
    Includes one ticket to the Trial in the Orchestra Grand Tier.
  • B Level Trial-Only: $60
    Includes one ticket to the Trial in the Mezzanine.
  • Student Ticket: $20
    Includes one ticket to the Trial. Students must present valid student I.D. at Will Call to claim ticket.
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