Festival Theatre celebrates Oak Park’s historic, multicultural community through exceptional theatrical productions. Rooted in Shakespeare, our commitment to producing timeless texts cultivates a shared cultural language that reveals our common humanity. We create space for dialogue, understanding and curiosity. By serving as a vital artistic resource for the Oak Park community, Festival Theatre endeavors to continue setting the standard for cultural and literary excellence in the Midwest.
We enjoy making theatre accessible to children, students and families through school and community workshops and performances. Our popular Family Days allow kids and grownups to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in which theatre and the classics are brought to life. Family Days have pre-show activities, plus an early performance at 6pm. Dancing and stage combat workshops, storytelling, tours of the set and backstage, plus simple explanations of the show. They change every year, but Family Days are always fun.
Make a difference – Donate now
Ticket sales cover only a small portion of our expenses. Please consider donating to our theatre through our secure website. You can make a one time or monthly donation, and you can even set up a bequest or trust. Please call Marissa McKown at (708) 401-4821 to discuss trust options.