Arkansas's Only Professional
Shakespeare Company

"Great welcome makes a merry feast!"

-The Comedy of Errors

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is back!

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What's New

About us

AST strives to be ARKANSAS'S Shakespeare Theatre through performance, education, and more!

Click below for more information on our mission.

Recent Seasons

This past summer marked our return to the stage! Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes videos and photos of 2022's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING!


Education is at the core of AST. Click below to check out our newest virtual offering:

"MACBETH: Light in the Darkness"


Help shape the cultural and educational life of Arkansas and the region by supporting the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.


At AST, we're all about connections.

Every summer, we connect with our fellow artists, our audiences, and our community.  This summer, we can’t be together in person, but we CAN still make and grow those connections as we revisit Shakespeare.  Through online and remote experiences, we will offer performance, social, and educational opportunities for our entire community -- UCA, central Arkansas, and nation-wide.