About SSC

Our Mission

The Southern Shakespeare Company, a theater company with a year-round education mission, seeks to make Shakespeare fun and accessible to a diverse audience, cultivate an appreciation of the arts, train theatre artists, and bring free Shakespeare to Cascades Park every spring.

What we do


Southern Shakespeare Company offers Tallahassee’s ONLY Free Shakespeare in the Park Festival every Spring at Cascades Park in the city center.

We team with local organizations and vendors to create our Festival, complete with shopping and dining options for visitors and entertainment provided by both our professional and junior Shakespeare performance troupes. As part of our year-long education mission, we offer in-school workshops led by SSC’s educators, as well as performances and supplemental educational content such as worksheets and digital/online programming. “Shakespeare Man” visits to our schools are always fun and interactive and a great way for students to learn about Shakespeare’s life and works. Our Bardlings acting program offers theatrical training to Middle and High School students of all backgrounds.

Additional events and programs offered by The Southern Shakespeare Company include original touring productions, performance-based workshop series, and summer camp programs.

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