Heart Of America Shakespeare Festival

4598 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64111


Festival Location

Southmoreland Park

4598 Oak Street (West of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art) Kansas City, MO 64111


Support for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is provided by the Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation, the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation, the Missouri Arts Council, and a host of leading foundations and corporations, and hundreds of generous individuals.


Founded in 1991 by Tony award-winning Broadway producer Marilyn Strauss, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival launched its first season in 1993 in Southmoreland Park. Since then, more than 500,000 theatergoers from 42 states and 11 countries have shared in the classical professional productions the Festival presents each summer.

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