Come from away and go into the woods on February 1st at 7 pm for Bard Ball 2020, an elegant evening that will transport you into an enchanted forest-like setting onstage and backstage of Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. Our emcee will be AST’s own Jess Prichard, star of AST’s 2016 and 2017 seasons, and the featured performer of the night will be AST alum De’Lon Grant, currently starring in Broadway’s hit musical Co...

The line-up for the 2020 season of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will be announced at our annual Season Reveal party on October 15th, 2019, from 6-8 pm at the University of Central Arkansas President's Home.  This is a drop-in event, with the announcement taking place at approximately 7 pm. 

The event will feature hors d’oeuvres and drinks, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, live music, special appearances by AST a...

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is thrilled to offer educational prep sessions, workshops, lectures, and talk-backs to enhance theatregoers’ understanding of the plays produced during our 13th summer season on the campus of UCA. In utilizing academic leaders, professional actors, and other members of our creative team, we will enrich exploration of themes and ideas in both the Shakespeare plays and in our musical this season as a...

Featuring many familiar faces, and a lot of new ones, AST once again has put together an ensemble of talented artists from across the U.S. and right here in Arkansas to be a part of our 2019 season. Learn more about the full company here!

We are ecstatic to welcome these four talented directors to our 2019 summer season!

Jack Young: The Comedy of Errors

Jack Young is the Artistic Director of Houston Shakespeare Festival, and leads the University of Houston's MFA Professional Actor Training Program.  Mr. Young has directed over 120 directing productions (35 of Shakespeare), including HAMLET, A FLEA IN HER EAR, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, ARC...

We are still looking to hire people for the following positions - 

Assistant Technical Director 

Props Master

Assistant Props Master/Artisan

Master Electrician

Company Manager

Paint Intern, Carpentry Interns, Costume Interns, & Stage Management Interns

View full description of positions and pay on our Join page or go to our listings on!

We are happy to welcome Fergie Philippe-Auguste and Joe Klug as the newest members of our Artistic Collective! We are honored for them to call our company home.

Thank you again to our current Artistic Collective members:

Robert Quinlan

Nisi Sturgis

Jordan Coughtry

Dan Matisa

Chad Bradford

Paige Reynolds

Join us on February 9th, 2019, for a night of “BROADWAY IN CONWAY” as we enjoy entertainment by Hamilton star and AST alum, Fergie L. Philippe! Fergie currently runs with the Sons of Liberty as Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the National Tour of Hamilton. He is also no stranger to the AST stage, where audiences saw him as Orsino in Twelfth Night, Pistol in The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Prince of Morocco in The Merch...

Our 2018 company of artists was truly special, and we are thrilled to see their hard work recognized with these 7 awards.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Best Actor in a Musical (professional) 
Thom Miller - MY FAIR LADY - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Best Actor in a Play (professional) 
Dan Matisa - HENRY IV PART 1 - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Best Actress in a Musical (professional) 
Gabby Perez - MY FAIR LADY -...

Looking for something to do this summer? Join AST! We are now hiring technicians, actors, designers and directors. Find out more on our Join page!

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre  


UCA Box 5136, Conway, AR 72035



Monday - Friday, 10-4 CST


Reynolds Performance Hall 

223 Beatrice Powell Street Conway, AR 72035