Mission Statement

GreenStage’s mission is to foster an appreciation of live theater
by eliminating financial and geographical barriers that impede access to the arts.

Values and Vision

GreenStage makes high-quality theatrical productions of Shakespeare’s plays freely accessible to all residents and visitors to Seattle and King County. Our productions are free, fun, and family oriented, focusing on the text and story of the play. The talent of our artists, the beauty of the natural park spaces, and the imagination and participation of our audiences creates inspiring productions that allow everyone involved to experience live theatre, and Shakespeare in particular, in new ways. Shakespeare’s characters and words come to life in eye-opening ways when heard in these intimate, outdoor performances, and GreenStage’s patrons, fans, and participants, all join together to help keep theatre freely accessible to all.

Attending GreenStage performances is always free, no reservations or tickets are required. When the hat is passed, we accept, and are very grateful for, any and all donations. Each summer our shows reach more than 10,000 people with the shared interest of seeing Shakespeare performed outdoors in a straightforward, uncluttered and FREE performance!

As Seattle’s Shakespeare in the Park Company, and Seattle’s longest-running Shakespeare company, GreenStage is committed to presenting quality productions of classical theater in a manner that is available to all – performing for free in order to reach the largest audience possible. We rely on voluntary donations from contributors and the of generous support of park departments, arts organizations, and businesses.