Houston Shakespeare Festival


The first week of August has never been sweeter thanks to the annual Houston Shakespeare Festival. A short day trip to the big city means a rich immersion into the works of Shakespeare with world-class performances, costumes, and special pop-up events hosted by the University of Houston. Since 1975, this annual festival has welcomed millions of theater-lovers for free performances of the classics.

Known for bold artistry and the highest caliber of creativity, the festival welcomes patrons of all ages. The classic texts still resonate with contemporary audiences, and the Houston Shakespeare Festival specializes in magical evenings for everyone whether it’s your first Shakespeare performance or you’re a seasoned Shakespeare lover.

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Blending intellectual and artistic growth, use the festival to delve deeply into the plays and fall in love with the romance, the drama, and the comedy. Highlighting creatives from diverse backgrounds and cultures, accessibility and overarching diversity are the pillars of the festival creators.

It’s community theater like you’ve never seen it before, every event is free, and you’ve never experienced Shakespeare like this before. Visit the official site for the full schedule and updates. Houston is a short, pleasant drive from Seabrook so guests have the best of both worlds—the thrills of the big city and the peaceful oceanside.