NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After 30 years of “Shakespeare in the Park” performances at the bandshell in Nashville’s Centennial Park, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival will relocate its Summer Shakespeare productions to the new multi-use development ONEC1TY starting Summer 2019.
Located less than a quarter mile away from Centennial Park, ONEC1TY is a vibrant, wellness-focused community that includes commercial, residential, and recreational space just off the 28th-31st Avenue connector and Charlotte Avenue in Nashville’s Midtown District. The location is home to popular food and drink spots like Pastaria, Avo, The Sandbar, Koko’s Ice cream, and Sump Coffee as well as corporations such as Microsoft Regional Headquarters and The Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance. The stage will be in The Yard, a large green space on the east side of the complex.
Nashville Shakespeare Festival audiences can expect the same high-quality entertainment they have loved for the past 30 years with no admission charge, just a $10 suggested donation. ONEC1TY offers abundant parking, functional rest rooms, plenty of blanket and lawn chair space, as well as bleacher seating. There will still be local pre-show entertainment, free “Talking Shakespeare” lectures, and furry friends will always be welcome. ONEC1TY’s restaurants, as well as the local food trucks that have come to be a staple of Summer Shakespeare, will improve food and beverage choices. Since ONEC1TY is centrally located, access to public transportation is plentiful and the site is fully accessible. Royal Package patrons will be treated to an exclusive scenic pre-show reception on a 2nd floor private patio.
Nashville Shakes 2019: Nashville Shakes will continue to produce its year-round programming without interruption, including increasingly robust educational outreach, the Pop-UpRight Shakespeare series, Shakespeare Allowed!, special events like the annual Bard’s Birthday Bash, and the annual Winter Shakespeare. This year’s winter production, playing in Nashville and Murfreesboro, is Julius Caesar featuring Broadway legend Chuck Wagner in the title role.
For tickets and more information, visit www.nashvilleshakes.org.
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s programs are funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission. Julius Caesar is supported in part by Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
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