History & Awards

The 2016-2017 Season marks the 30th anniversary of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.

Over the past thirty years, the Shakespeare Theatre Company has dedicated itself to becoming the nation’s premier classic theatre. By focusing on works with profound themes, complex characters and heightened language written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and those playwrights he influenced, STC’s artistic mission is unique among regional theatres: to bring to vibrant life groundbreaking, thought-provoking and eminently accessible classic theatre in a uniquely American style.

The Shakespeare Theatre Company has produced and hosted more than 150 productions, entertaining more than 2.5 million audience members in its two theatre spaces, the Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall.