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The Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Kennie Playhouse Theatre present Summer Shakespeare Festival 2022

September 17 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT

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August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean

September 15-16, Directed by Chuck Smith
in collaboration with Kennie Playhouse Theatre
(Rated MA)

William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline

September 17-18, 2021, Directed by Leah Lowe

Join us just outside of Nashville in beautiful Franklin, Tennessee as we bring
TWO of the greatest playwrights of all time to Academy Park! This will mark the 5th year that Nashville Shakes has toured its summer festival to Williamson County.

5:30pm INSIGHT
5:30pm Vendors open
6:00pm Pre-show Entertainment
7:00pm Main Performance

General Admission is FREE ($10 Suggested Donation)

Check the Season Calendar for Franklin Vendors and Entertainment.
Academy Park is located at 112 Everbright Avenue, Franklin, TN


  • Bring your own chairs/blanket and pick your favorite spot to watch the show – FREE

  • Grab a spot on the limited bleacher seating available in the rear – FREE

  • Reserve a Noble Seat, behind the blankets and the Royal seating – $40

    • Experience Shakespeare like Royalty with the VIP Royal Package – $100
      A Royal Package includes: VIP parking, catered dinner and comfortable, reserved seating, all for one price that supports the Festival!


September 17
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
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Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park
112 Everbright Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064 United States
View Venue Website

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