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Shakespeare Upon Avon

Every summer the Rochester Christian University Theatre Company partners with UnCovered Theatre Company to produce the award-winning Shakespeare festival: Shakespeare Upon Avon. Professional actors and directors from around the country come together on RCU’s campus each year to perform some of the Bard’s best plays in beautiful Lake Norcentra Park. Grab your favorite lawn chair or picnic blanket and join us for an evening of outdoor Shakespeare!

Past shows include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, and As You Like It

Upcoming performances: TBA! (Head here to sign up for updates from RCU Theatre & Music)

Shakespeare Upon Avon is made possible by professional actors and directors as well as student apprentices on and off stage. Interested in joining the team? Email to get notified of upcoming auditions and other opportunities!

  • BroadwayWorld Award Wins
    • 2019 (Comedy of Errors)
    • 2018 (Macbeth)
      • Best Shakespearean Actor (Robert Arbaugh)
      • Best Shakespearean Actress (Hannah Niece)


"We love attending each summer. It's become a favorite family tradition. It's such fun!"
Audience Testimonial