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English Language Classical Theatre for Frankfurt, Germany

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the plague project

When Shakespeare was alive it was common for the Theatres to close during times of plague. Traditionally, we are the cultural spaces that shut down first and are the last to reopen. In his day they would take the show on the road and travel the countryside, even as far as right here in The Palatinate. In the modern age we have another choice, online viewing. 
Shakespeare Frankfurt is committed to offering storytelling during this time of upheaval and crisis, so we will be sharing some of Shakespeare’s monologues performed by our ensemble members over the coming weeks. The purpose is to pass the time, tell a story and wet your whistles for when we are allowed to see you all in person again and share with you that most essential human experience, Theatre.

Check out The Plague Project playlist on our YouTube channel where we will be uploading a new monologue every few days. We hope you enjoy! And remember to stay positive, stay healthy and most importantly, stay home! 

thursday april 2

mistress quickly | henry V | act II scene 3
anna jane rogers

monday march 30

cassius | julius caesar | act I scene 2
varvara pomoni

thursday march 26

chorus | henry V | act IV prologue
paul cowlan

monday march 23

macbeth | act II scene 1 michael kinzer

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shakespeare in the garden 2020

the comedy of errors

Shakespeare in the Garden returns to Frankfurt’s Botanical Garden! This summer the Shakespeare Frankfurt ensemble will present Shakespeare’s farcical comedy of mistaken identity, The Comedy of Errors.

Shows will take place throughout the month of June. Check back soon for more information!

have a look at some of our

past productions

Trojan Women

February 2020


June 2019


February 2019

An Enemy of the People

October 2018

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

June 2018

Twelfth Night

October 2017

The Tempest

November 2016

Shakespeare in the Garden: Hortus Inclusus

June 2016

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about us

PJ Escobio

artistic director

“It all starts with a great story and I love stories.  It’s why I chose a career in theatre. But its more than that; its collaboration. A big part of what I do is to bring artists from multiple disciplines together.  That collaboration acts as a conduit for the play and  becomes “cultural research and development”. By doing what we do, I get to tell amazing stories with inspiring people.”

Tracey Grey

production manager of
shakespeare in the garden

“I have discovered a particular passion for Theatre Production. As an actress I was always inspired by the art in staging: design for lighting, costume and sound. As an educator I have a passion for working with the actors to enhance their skills for the stage, and as a person I enjoy the communication with the audience.”

read more from our

local press

Frankfurter Wochenblatt

February 12, 2020 | Neues Stück im Internationalen Theater Frankfurt Verzweiflung der Frauen Trojas

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2018

Journal Frankfurt

May 18, 2018 | SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN Ein Sommernachts-traum im Botanischen Garten


Plays To See

November 23, 2016 | Internationales Theater Frankfurt, Frankfurt Four hundred years and the final piece...

Frankfurter Rundschau

May 14, 2019 | MACBETH IM BOTANISCHEN GARTEN Kampf um die Macht im Grünen



May 17, 2018 | Frankfurt: Neues Open-Air-Theater „Shakespeare in the Garden“ startet am 10.06.2018

Frankfurter Rundschau

June 11, 2018 | SOMMERTHEATER IN FRANKFURT Wo die Zauberblüten immer gleich zur Hand sind


Journal Frankfurt

October 26, 2017 | JOURNAL FRANKFURT IS GIVING AWAY 2X2 TICKETS Shakespeare for everyone

Contact Us

If you’d like to know more about Shakespeare Frankfurt or need information regarding upcoming shows or auditions, please get in touch by filling out the form on the right or by sending us an email at: hello@shakespearefrankfurt.de

We look forward to hearing from you!