The 35th Annual National Shakespeare Competition brings together more than 50 high school students from around the country to compete against fellow regional Shakespeare Competition winners through the performance of Shakespeare's sonnets and monologues.
Come watch Shakespeare's words come to life through performances by students around the country. Judges include distinguished members of the national theater and Shakespeare communities.
The competition is the culmination of a year-long, performance-based program serving students in grades 9-12. Through the competition, students develop communication skills and an appreciation of the power of language and literature. The competition has engaged more than 300,000 young people since its inception in 1983. The National Shakespeare Competition has been recognized by the Globe Center (USA), the Children's Theatre Foundation of America and the American Academy of Achievement.