Shakespeare Festival St Louis - Shake 38


April 18-22, 2018

Each spring, SHAKE 38 gives Shakespeare back to St. Louis residents, artists, performers, and fans of his work in a marathon celebration of the Bard’s 38 plays. Since its first year in 2010, SHAKE 38 has grown from a 38-hour performance by 200 artists to a five-day event attracting over 1,500 artists from across the region and dozens of diverse community partners.

Only one rule exists for participants: Make the play happen any way you see fit. The result is a dazzling array of events across the St. Louis area, designed for a variety of audiences to enjoy.


Register today for the 2018 SHAKE 38! Fill out the form HERE to select your performance preferences, dates, and much more.   

Participants: Download the Festival logo and SHAKE 38 logo for your poster.


Important Dates:

  • Jan 2, 2018: Registration Opens
  • Feb 9: Registration closes
  • Feb 12: SHAKE 38 participant meeting at Festival offices
  • Mar 26: Producer check-ins begin
  • April 18: Kick-Off event at St. Louis Fashion Incubator (more to come!)
  • April 18-22: SHAKE 38


Check back for more details on these individual events, including the SHAKE 38 Kick-Off.


2017 SHAKE 38 Moments

SHAKE 38 2017



For more information or with specific program questions, please contact Artistic Line Producer, Kristin Rion.