Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces youth auditions for our 2018 summer season, including roles in My Fair Lady and The Winter’s Tale as well as the opportunity to participate in The Groundlings Company. Any interested young actors between the ages 8 to 17 are encouraged to audition.  

AST youth auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 9, from 4-7 pm in the Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of UCA...

​​CONWAY — Curt Tofteland — theatre director, actor, producer and playwright — will visit the University of Central Arkansas Nov. 15-16 as artist in residence.

Tofteland is perhaps best known as the founder of the internationally acclaimed Shakespeare Behind Bars (SBB) program. Its mission is “to offer theatrical encounters with personal and social issues to incarcerated and post-incarcerated adults and juveniles...

Open your eyes to what’s in store for AST in 2018!

We’ll be raising a glass to the 12th season with:
• Hors d’oeuvres & drinks
• Door prizes, including an original painting by Vivian Noe
• Live music
• and, of course, the announcement of AST’s exciting 2018 season!

Admission to the event is free for all current 2018 donors!
Make your donation at the door starting at $50 per household.

President Houst...

​Thanks for making Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre's 2017 season a truly special one. Our 11th season saw AST grow once again, with record-breaking attendance. This summer offered a wide variety of entertainments, as we struggled with cupid's "dreadful little might" in Love's Labour's Lost, "let slip the dogs of war" in Julius Caesar, found "Trouble" in River City in Meredith Willson's The Music Man, and saw how Petruchio and Kat...

With the opening of The Taming of the Shrew at Reynolds Performance Hall, the last of our four productions this season has begun!  It will run in rep with Julius Caesar and Meredith Willson's The Music Man, also in Reynolds. Meanwhile, just down Donaghey Avenue on the lawn in front of McAlister Hall, we are continuing performances of Shakespeare's romantic comedy, Love's Labour's Lost. 

Audiences are raving about this year's sh...

Due to the bad weather earlier today, we unfortunately have to cancel tonight's outdoor performance of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST. Be sure to make plans to join us for one of our remaining performances: June 25, June 29, July 2, July 4, and July 7. Questions? Call 501-852-0702.

We are very pleased to announce the incredible line-up of talented actors from across the country and right here in Arkansas joining us for this season's festival.  The full list is below, but a few highlights are:

AST Artistic Collective Member Robert G. Anderson will play the foolish Spanish knight Don Armado in Love's Labour's Lost and Casca in Julius Caesar. AST Audiences will remember Robert from his past work in...

​​Thanks to your generosity, AST was able to raise $15,051 from 73 different donors as part of Arkansas Gives! We are honored that so many chose to support us as part of this incredible 12 hours of giving, which earned Arkansas non-profits a cumulative total of over $5.8 million! If you missed the chance to donate yesterday, you can still give to AST here. 


Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is excited to announce that Ann Cooley will be joining us as the Director and Choreographer for Meredith Willson's The Music Man. Cooley is taking over for DJ Salisbury, who was previously announced. She has worked with Salisbury on several productions, as well as had substantial directing, choreography, and performance experience herself, including several years as a member of the Radio City Rocke...

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces youth auditions for our 2017 summer season, including roles in The Music Man and the opportunity to appear in Love’s Labour’s Lost as part of The Groundlings Company. Any interested young actors between the ages 8 to 18 are encouraged to audition.  

AST youth auditions will be held on Friday, January 6, from 4-8 pm in the Bridges Larson Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts bui...

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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