Performances @ the Center

The Renaissance Center hosts several productions and theater companies yearly. Some performances are held outside if the season permits, others are held in our own on site indoor performance space, the Black Box Theatre.

Hampshire Shakespeare Company

Follow link for ticket information. All performances 7pm curtain. All shows in the meadow at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies.


Shakespeare Under the Stars 2018 Performance Schedule

June 22-26 1st show tech
June 27- July 1, July 4-8 - 1st show performances
July 14-17 - 2nd show tech
July 18-22, July 25-29 - 2nd show performances
August 17-19 - Young Company performances


Hampshire Shakespeare Company is a community-based organization with part-time seasonal professional staff. The Company brings together professional, amateur and student performers, offering audiences and actors a range of theatrical experiences from the most profound to the most playful. For more information about this season contact

Young Shakespeare Players East

Our newest partnership is with the Young Shakespeare Players - East. YSP is a non-profit theater program founded in 1980, invites young people ages 7-18 to perform full-length, original works of Shakespeare, G.B. Shaw and Dickens. There are no auditions at YSP. All members of the YSP ensemble receive one or more substantial speaking roles. Designed to show participants, their families, and the community that these plays are delightful, accessible, and fun, YSP is the only year-round program of its kind. Actors learn to appreciate both the language and the drama in these great works as well as the technical aspects of acting and stagecraft. Special programs are also available for veteran YSP actors ages 12 and up, and adults.

We enjoyed that YSPE will have their Tavern Band played at the 16th Annual Renaissance Festival on Sunday, May 6, 2018! We hope to have them back next uear

Touring Company Performances

The Center partners with other organizations to bring touring professional performances of Shakespearean and Renaissance plays to the University stages. Anyone interested in utilizing the spaces here at the Arthur F. Kinney Renaissance Center for performances, please contact us via email at <>