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September 2 - 10

A perfect event for young children and families! This abridged version of William Shakespeare's

A Midsummer Night's Dream, features local and professional artists that inspire creativity through culture and exploration!


Join us for this FREE and INTERACTIVE event.

Reserve Your Spot: (3 PERFORMANCES)


**Only reserve for the number of children attending.

Parent/guardian spots will be calculated automatically alongside reserved tickets. 

Saturday, September 2nd  -  11am

MENTOR: James A. Garfield Historic Site

8095 Mentor Ave., Mentor OH 44060

Saturday, September 9th  -  11am

CLEVELAND: Historic Dunham Tavern

6709 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103

Sunday, September 10th  -  11am

PENINSULA: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

1403 W. Hines Hill Rd., Peninsula OH 44264

Event includes:

- Workshop (becoming a forest creature)

- Interactive puzzles

- Performance of select scenes from

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream


Event Length:

Approx. 60 minutes

Starting summer, 2023 KIDShakes will offer outdoor, interactive, and educational performances of Shakespeare's greatest works for FREE to the families of greater Cleveland. KIDShakes performances are specifically geared for families with young children and will serve as the perfect introduction to classic stories, especially those that help celebrate nature. The goal is to invite families outside and into Cleveland's natural spaces to play and explore through art. Each show will promote artistic expression, creative problem solving, and natural stewardship. With music, dance and interactive storytelling KIDShakes will encourage kids to explore their outdoor settings and solve problems to help the performers advance the story. Thus KIDShakes will provide a uniquely immersive and imaginatively memorable experience for children and adults alike!

KIDShakes is a unique and imaginative program being developed to engage young audiences with classic texts and performative storytelling. This distinctive program is brought to life through the collaboration of both Cleveland Shakespeare Festival and Kulture Kids, two Cleveland based nonprofits with over 50 years of combined experience specializing in arts programming, education and community engagement. By merging both of our organization's resources and collective expertise together, we are looking to bring this brand-new, FREE, outdoor program to life in Cuyahoga County.


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