Virginia Shakespeare Festival

The Official State Festival of Virginia

Theatre for Humanity and Virginia Shakespeare Festival present
by William Shakespeare
adapted by Marianne Savell

A crackling 90 minute modern dress rendition of the Bard's greatest tragedy!

Hamlet has it all. He is a prince, heir to a kingdom and a fortune, and living abroad as he pleases. Then, his world stops spinning. He returns home to find his father dead, his mother re-married, and the life he knew and kingdom he loved disintegrating before him. As he struggles to make sense of this new world, will he flee? Or will he turn and fight?

This limited engagement runs July 7-9 and July 14-16 in Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall's Studio Theatre. Shows will play at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday evenings and 2pm Saturday and Sunday afternoons. 

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and children. Tickets will be on sale online only beginning May 1; and can be purchased at the box office beginning June 27. Please visit for more information. 


Camp Shakespeare
New for 2017 - now offering 3 weeks of camps!

While we had to make the tough decision not to produce any professional Shakespeare this summer at Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, we will continue to offer our ever popular Young Shakespeare Camps! This year, we will hold 3 weeks of camps for 3 separate age groups. Each camp runs for one week, with a final project (production)  presented in the Studio Theatre at the end of the week. Dates and ages for the camps are as follows:

Week 1: June 26-30 (ages 10-12)
Week 2: July 3-7 (ages 13-15)
Week 3: July 10-14 (ages 16-18)

Shakespeare Camp_2Registration is open now! 

To register, you must send an email with the subject line "Camp Registration" to and indicate which week(s) of camp you are requesting. 

For more information including pricing and times please click the link to our summer camps site.