Shakespeare Dallas

A nonprofit organization

$40,501 raised by 331 donors

81% complete

$50,000 Goal

Love. Family. Ambition. Betrayal. At Shakespeare Dallas we've been bringing timeless themes like these to life for 50 years. As North Texas' leading professional theatre company performing the works of William Shakespeare, we believe that Shakespeare is for everyone. That means providing fun and accessible indoor and outdoor theatre, integrated school programs, and cultural enrichment for people of all ages and backgrounds. For many, interacting with Shakespeare Dallas is a tradition that has crossed generations and delighted guests since our founding.

Welcome to the people's theatre.

Our Needs

NTX Giving Day is incredibly important for us, and goes a long way toward supporting our daily operations - our summer and fall Shakespeare in the Park performances, our winter season in the Arts District as well as the year-round programming we provide to thousands of Dallas area children and adults.

Your donations ensure that we can:

🎟 Keep theatre accessible for our community by offering affordable ticket prices and providing reduced or free tickets to community groups, park and recreation centers, and schools each year.

πŸ“š Add 2 new student matinee opportunities, offered free or heavily subsidized to schools in underserved communities.

 🎭 Aid in arts recovery by providing much-needed work for local artists, technicians, and arts administrators.

πŸŽ™ Produce a new season of Shakespeare Decoded, delving into social issues from racism to religion with local and national guest panelists.

Β πŸ€“ Provide unique and meaningful learning experiences for young students through summer camps, after-school classes, digital programs, and more.


Founded in 1972, Shakespeare Dallas uses Shakespeare's works as a cornerstone to deliver exemplary performances and programming that is purposefully designed to be accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds.

A commitment to being truly reflective of the communities we serve - from staff to artists and audiences - drives our mission every day.

Equity Statement

Shakespeare Dallas fosters a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where all employees, contractors, volunteers, and audiences are valued and respected regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability. The company strongly condemns discrimination, racism, harassment, violence, and any other form of discriminatory practice and protects the right of all individuals to be free from hate activity.

Shakespeare Dallas provides equal employment and advancement opportunities and is committed at every level to being representative of the city's diversity. To acknowledge and dismantle inequities, the company regularly reviews and updates policies, systems, communications, hiring, and training practices. In addition, the company provides internal education drawing from the best practices of the community, local, and national arts industry to ensure programs and partners are aligned with its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Organization Data


Organization name

Shakespeare Dallas

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities, Racial Equity, Youth & Children

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


6301 Gaston Ave Suite 1439
Dallas, TX 75214



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