The mission of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival's Educational Outreach program is to promote active engagement with the works of William Shakespeare. By doing so, we hope to nurture respect for the power of language, encourage the examination of complex ideas, fire imaginations, and deepen understanding and tolerance for the richness of human experience.
Theatre for Young Audiences
In addition to our mainstage productions, ISF produces a yearly Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) show that is perfect for the whole family! Bring your children, grandchildren, or youth group - everyone is welcome and the price is FREE! Our TYA performances are fun and usually last under an hour.
Our 2018 TYA production was Double, Double- a new play by local author Nancy Steele Brokaw - which revealed and celebrated the connections between young Abraham Lincoln and William Shakespeare.