Celebrating 40 years of bringing riveting theater to the heart of Oak Park!

Now in its 41st season, Oak Park Festival Theatre is the Midwest’s oldest professional outdoor classical theatre. Oak Park Festival Theatre is a professional theater company working under contract with Actors’ Equity Association, producing summer productions of Shakespeare and other theatrical masterpieces that are staged under the stars in lovely Austin Gardens in the heart of down town Oak Park.


Community Appreciation Night!

FREE ADMISSION THE TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA Community Appreciation Night Friday, July 24 – Sponsored By The Park District of Oak Park – Free Admission – TICKETS AVAILABLE NIGHT OF PERFORMANCE AT THE BOX OFFICE IN THE PARK THE TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA by: William... read more

Meet our director Lavina Jadhwani!

Meet THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA director Lavina Jadhwani… Lavina is thrilled to join the Oak Park Festival Theatre family as an Artistic Associate, where she has directed Hamlet and Twelfth Night. Other recent credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Gruesome... read more

Meet Vahishta Vafadari!

Meet THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA cast member Vahishta Vafadari… Vahishta Vafadari (Julia) is very excited to be working at Oak Park for her first professional Chicago production! Vahishta recently graduated with an MFA in Acting from the Theatre School at DePaul... read more

Meet Sigrid Sutter!

Meet THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA cast member Sigrid Sutter… Sigrid Sutter (Silvia) is thrilled to make her debut with Oak Park Festival Theatre! Previously, she’s worked with Teatro Vista, Chicago Dramatists, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Tectonic... read more

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