The CSF Mission Statement;
To produce accessible Shakespearian Theater for the people of North-eastern Ohio, free of charge.
The CSF Mission Synopsis;
The mission of the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival is to produce exceptional, accessible theater, drawing influence from the works of William Shakespeare. We celebrate the talents of local artists in all aspects of production and excite contemporary audiences with the timeless themes of great theatre. We offer free summer performances in a festive atmosphere, educational outreach programs, and creative collaborations with other groups. Being a theater company in which inspired theater students are given the opportunity to work with seasoned professionals, we provide a unique and realistic experience to enhance their studies through the practical application of their craft.
CSF offers summer performances in a festive, outdoor atmosphere, entirely free of charge. While some Shakespeare companies perform outdoors, others offer free performances, and still others travel to a venue or two, The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival is unique in that we are the ONLY Shakespeare festival in the United States to offer FREE outdoor performances at multiple community locations. Our performance venues span four Ohio counties: Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain, and Summit, providing communities of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds with free Shakespeare performances.