Join STC and like-minded fans of the Bard for Shakespeare Hour LIVE!, an ongoing tour through every corner of the Shakespeare universe. Artistic Director Simon Godwin and Resident Dramaturg Dr. Drew Lichtenberg gather online with special guests each week to discuss a new topic and allow audiences the opportunity to ask questions live.

These live conversations take place online and require you to have access to the Internet.

To ensure your access to Shakespeare Hour LIVE! simply complete your reservation online or through the box office. You will receive an email 24 hours in advance, as well as a reminder email one hour before the show, which will include a streaming link granting you access to that evening’s show. It’s that simple!

All Special Guests are subject to change.

For information about Shakespeare Hour LIVE! sponsorships, please contact the Development Office at

April 23: Great Performances: Romeo & Juliet

In anticipation of the US premiere of Artistic Director Simon Godwin’s Romeo & Juliet film, join us for a special FREE pre-show celebration with award-winning actor Claire Danes for a conversation about her time starring in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet film and reflecting on the ongoing resonance of this remarkable play.

The Great Performances: Romeo & Juliet premiere party will stream for FREE on April 23 at 8 p.m. ET on Facebook Live and YouTube Live. Click here to register to receive the streaming link.

Romeo & Juliet premieres on PBS’ Great Performances on Friday, April 23 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings),, and the PBS Video app.

Guest: Claire Danes (Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, Homeland, Temple Grandin)



Shakespeare Hour LIVE!

Apr 23 - May 26

Virtual General AdminHosted online by Simon Godwin & Drew Lichtenberg
Cost: Free for STC members and subscribers; $10 for non-members

Shakespeare Hour LIVE! is a component of Shakespeare Everywhere which is made possible by the visionary support of Beech Street Foundation

Additional support for Shakespeare Hour LIVE! is generously provided by Nan Beckley

For information about Shakespeare Hour LIVE! sponsorships, please contact the Development Office at
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