Shakespeare On The Square

2014 Schedule

Shakespeare On The Square annually features two of the magnificent plays of Williams Shakespeare, comedies, tragedies and histories, rotated nightly outdoors on Market Square in the heart of downtown Knoxville.  From mid July to mid August a blanket or a lawn chair is all you need to view these performances.  Treat yourself like royalty this year and for $15 per person enjoy reserved VIP seating with a complimentary bottle of water to quench your thirst. While we perform with no admission charge for general seating, we do appreciate your donations – we’ll pass a basket nightly and we offer a suggested $10 donation per person. We now accept cash or credit cards at the performances.

Tennessee Stage Company


July 17, 19, 25, 27, 31  &  August 2, 8, 10, 14, 16

This most perfect of romantic comedies centers on Shakespeare’s wittiest lovers, Beatrice and Benedick, two people determined to avoid the foolishness of love at all costs! The verbal fireworks between these two make up some of Shakespeare’s best writing. Along the way we meet more lovers, distraught fathers, villains and the 16th century’s answer to the Three Stooges – Dogberry and the Watch. Of course, like all good comedies, everyone ends up married – more or less.

“I will live in they heart, die In thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes.”

7:00 pm nightly outdoors on Market Square



July 18, 20, 24, 26  &  August 1, 3, 7, 9, 15, 17

One of Shakespeare’s earliest tragedies, and far and away his darkest, most bloody play, Titus Andronicus, is like an Elizabethan horror movie. Interestingly, it was also Shakespeare’s most popular play during his lifetime. The story rests on a struggle for control of the Roman Empire but the play is awash in blood – beheadings, mutilations and horrible crimes against humanity.

“Hold onto your hats, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.”

7:00 pm nightly outdoors on Market Square


 Indoor Matinee Performances


We will offer two matinee performances INDOORS.
Indoor matinees will take place in the luxuriously air conditioned Square Room at 4 Market Square.

Both shows begin at 2:00 p.m. and admission is $10.00 at the door.

7/26/14 – Titus Andronicus

8/2/14 – Much Ado About Nothing


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