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Address: 719 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH
Phone Number: 513-381-2273-1
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The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (which performs mainly, but not exclusively works of Shakespeare) would compare favorably in any city of any size. The performance space is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (which performs mainly, but not exclusively works of Shakespeare) would compare favorably in any city of any size. The performance space is a converted movie theatre, so the seats are not banked high enough for the stage - sit in the front row. The company does so much with so little, it blows my mind. I... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have seen the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company perform several times, both inside its own theater and out in local areas. Every performance has been amazing, filled with actors young and old who have studied not just Shakespeare's text but the theater traditions of the era. The company's interpretations of classical Shakespearean speech and plays bring the plays to life in... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was so, so overjoyed to discover the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and surprised how few people seem to have heard of it. The plays here are always fantastic, professionally done and accessible. I like that they focus both on Shakespeare's cannon and modern plays. Their performances of comedy mash ups like Every Christmas Story Ever Told are hilarious! I go... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I was pleased to discover this theater company as a one-time English major who had to study Shakespeare. This group is quite talented and presents old material in very fresh and current yet appropriate manner. The theater is well-worn which makes it special. A very good value and experience!

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Cincinnati, OH
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This theatre company is the very best at making Shakespeare's works fun, accessible, and entertaining! I've seen dozens of shows there, and am never disappointed. I've even developed a love for the History plays because of this company, and I used to avoid them as being "boring"!

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Somerville, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The company consists of many fine professionals, perhaps most notably the director. We saw a presentation of Taming of the Shrew and were completely satisfied we saw the bawdy sense of Shakespeare's comedy. Costumes and the set enhanced the performances with the surprise of using the full venue of the theatre. It may have been our first but shall not... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This intimate theater offers innovative programming. It has run all Shakespeare plays over the last few years as well other great plays by well known playwrights. Worth a try

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Mason, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My wife, Ma-in-law & I took our lawn chairs for a production of this enjoyable comedy at Cottell Park in Deerfield. The actors played multiple parts & the stage & props were minimal, but it was so much fun. The cast mingled with audience before the show & during the intermission, they were personable and I felt my modest contribution... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I went to the Shakespeare Company to see "Every Christmas Story Ever Told" because my daughter rather insisted. I am so happy that she did. I loved it. I loved everything about it. It is a small theatre so there is NOT a bad seat. The seats are comfortable. The service was good in the little bar area outside. Parking... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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309 reviews 309 reviews
44 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We have been going to shows here for several years. Not one single thing to complain about. The actors are amazing, the sets are beautiful and the theater is just the right size. Prices are affordable. We just went to see the Christmas show-which is hilarious and a must see. Don't let the name throw you off-they do other shows... More 

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