Shakespeare Scene Festival

The Shakespeare Scene Festival will be back at UA Little Rock soon! If you’d like to learn more about our plans for future Festivals, please email

The Shakespeare Scene Festival is a UA Little Rock event sponsored by the Departments of English and Theatre Arts and Dance. The purpose of the Shakespeare Scene Festival is to bring together classes of students from schools in central Arkansas to perform scenes from Shakespeare’s plays for one another.

The festival sponsors believe that playing Shakespeare is a crucial activity for students today. Being a part of a performance of a scene from one of Shakespeare’s plays combines two basic elements of education: the study of a master of the English language, and participation in a creative group activity that requires discipline and cooperation.