2022 Season Schedule

More info coming soon!

All performances are free!

All shows take place on the East Stage at Ridgeville Park, adjacent to the Ridgeville Park District Community House.

Shakespeare on the Ridge is performed under the stars. The show will continue through light weather interruptions and will only be suspended for safety reasons. Some chair seating will be provided, but patrons are welcome to bring their own blankets and chairs. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy it throughout the show!

Become a Festival VIP!

Because we are committed to ensuring that all performances are free and open to the public, we rely on community support to help subsidize our Shakespeare on the Ridge tradition.

Help us meet our Shakespeare on the Ridge fundraising goals and become a festival VIP!

VIP benefits:

1) A super stylish Shakespeare on the Ridge canvas tote bag. Perfect for carring around town!

2) Front row, reserved seating to any performance. You'll email us the date you're attending, and we'll have a comfortable chair waiting with your name on it.

3) A chilled, non-alcoholic beverage

4) Play program recognition and the gratitude of the cast, crew, and production team.

All donations are processed through the Ridgeville Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization and sponsor of Shakespeare on the Ridge.


1) Individual ($25)
2) Couple ($45)
3) Group ($75)*

*The Group option is for people interested in reserving a picnic table for the evening. The table can accommodate up to 6 people and will be ready at 6:30pm. Please note that only one tote bag will be provided to the Group's contact person.

For more information, contact

Festival Partners


Each year, in a collaboration between The Arc Theatre and Ridgeville Park, a 90-minute cutting of one of Shakespeare’s classic plays is presented to an audience under the stars.  The production is shaped uniquely for the audience and specific setting at Ridgeville Park. Our productions explore the colorful relationships and themes inherent in the Bard’s work and provide a rich interpretation of the classic storylines.

This will be Mudlark Theater's ninth year as a participant in the Shakespeare on the Ridge festival. Each year, Mudlark brings young actors to the forefront in 80-minute renditions of Shakespeare's plays. With each production, Mudlark brings old text new life with vibrant, funny, and compelling performances by astoundingly talented high schoolers. Mudlark's previous festival productions include Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Romeo & Juliet.

Support the Foundation

The Ridgeville Foundation is supported through donations.