Thank you to our 2016 Shakespeare on the Ridge sponsors:

  • -First Bank and Trust
  • -Plain and Simple Furniture 
  • -Brothers K Coffeehouse 
  • -Friends of the Family 
  • -The Alcove


And special thanks to the Evanston Arts Council for their continued support of the Shakespeare on the Ridge Festival.

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Shakespeare on the Ridge 2017

Twelfth Night directed by Mike Miro and Andrew Biliter

Mudlark Theater

Performance Dates:
June 21-25, 2017

Admission is free. 

This will be Mudlark Theater's seventh year as a participant in the Shakespeare on the Ridge festival. Past festival productions include: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, and Love's Labour's Lost

Taming of the Shrew directed by Natalie Sallee and Teddy Boone

The Arc Theatre

Performance Dates:
July 22- August 13, 2017 (Saturdays & Sundays at 7pm)

Admission is free.

The Arc Theatre returns to Ridgeville Park for the eighth consecutive year! If you haven't seen the work of this exciting company, you're in for a real treat! Past productions include: A Midsummer Night's DreamMerry Wives of WindsorTwelfth Night, and Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, As You Like It and Much Ado about Nothing

Festival Information

All shows take place on the East Stage at Ridgeville Park, adjacent to the Ridgeville Park District Community House (908 Seward St.). Shakespeare on the Ridge is performed under the stars. The show will continue through light weather interruptions and will only be suspended for safety reasons. Some chair seating will be provided, but patrons are welcome to bring their own blankets and chairs. Feel free to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy it throughout the show! 

Festival VIP

Because we are committed to ensuring that all performances are free and open to the public, we rely on community support to help subsidize our Shakespeare on the Ridge tradition.

Help us meet our Shakespeare on the Ridge fundraising goals and become a festival VIP!

VIP benefits:

1) A super stylish Shakespeare on the Ridge canvas tote bag. Perfect for carring around town!  
2) Front row, reserved seating to any performance. You'll email us the date you're attending, and we'll have a comfortable chair waiting with your name on it.
3) A chilled, non-alcoholic beverage
4) Play program recognition and the gratitude of the cast, crew, and production team.

All donations are processed through the Ridgeville Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization and sponsor of Shakespeare on the Ridge.


1) Individual ($25)
2) Couple ($45) 
3) Group ($75)* 

Click HERE to become a VIP!

*The Group option is for people interested in reserving a picnic table for the evening. The table can accommodate up to 6 people and will be set up with a tablecloth and candlelight starting at 6:15pm. Please note that only one tote bag will be provided to the Group's contact person.


All donations are fully tax-deductible. Thank you for supporting the arts at Ridgeville Park District!