Shakespeare Festival St Louis - In the Streets

Shakespeare in the Streets


Returning to the steps of St. Louis Public Library
June 15-16, 2018, 8:30pm nightly

Downtown St. Louis

St. Louis Public Library — Central Library
1301 Olive St., St. Louis, MO 63103


Click here to watch a documentary about SITS.

Shakespeare in the Streets: Blow, Winds is presented in partnership with the St. Louis Public Library and is underwritten by PNC Arts Alive.

Blow, Winds is possible with additional support from Switch, Kiku Obata and Company, The Whitaker Foundation, William E. Weiss Foundation, The Strive Fund, Crystal and John Beuerlein, Missouri Humanities Council, Spire, and Spencer Fane.

SITS Legacy

Remember Me, based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Macbeth
The World Begun, based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Good in Everything, based on Shakespeare’s As You Like It
Old Hearts Fresh, based on Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale
The New World, based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest


SITS is a grassroots theatrical experience that invites St. Louis neighborhoods to tell their stories. A Festival-selected creative team leads the neighborhood in developing an original play based on one of Shakespeare’s works—a play with themes that reflect the community’s character.

Residents of the year’s selected neighborhood contribute to all aspects of the production, from story development to live performance. The result is a weekend-long celebration of their collective effort, with three live, outdoor performances. Free and open to the public, these performances unite the neighborhood and introduce it as a creative force to the greater St. Louis area.


We invite the St. Louis community to participate in a free, five-day marathon celebration of Shakespeare’s 38 plays. LEARN MORE

Community Partners

Lifelong Learning Institute

The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Washington University offers a wide variety of courses that emphasize peer learning and active class participation by senior adults. Study groups are not for credit; there are no exams, no grades. LEARN MORE

Shakespeare Festival Reads

Shakespeare Festival Reads, at Left Bank Books in the Central West End, is a group that meets to discuss Shakespeare, his plays and his time. The group frequently explores new riffs on old themes and read contemporary novels based on Shakespeare’s centuries old plays. Shakespeare Festival Reads is open to all, no expertise required. LEARN MORE