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Indy Bard Fest

Indy's Shakespeare festival is back for a second year! The annual event runs from October 13 through October 30. The three main shows this year are Coriolanus, King Lear, and Twelfth Night.

Founded by & managed in partnership with The Carmel Theatre Company, First Folio Productions, Catalyst Repertory (formerly CRP) & The Garfield Shakespeare Company. Bard Fest Indy was founded by 3 Indiana-based theatre companies to bring a professional quality, yet intimate, Shakespeare festival experience to central Indiana. Through their partnership with The Carmel Theatre Company, Bard Fest is able to not only provide paying work for local area actors, but also provide 3 unique visions under one intimate roof.

Opening Weekend Celebration:
Opening weekend will include buy-one-get-one tickets to the Shakespeare anchor shows, and will also feature two special guest shows by the critically acclaimed Fringe performer and classical literature scholar, Timothy Mooney. They are also bringing back Shakespeare Trivia (with prizes to local shows).

Special Showcases by Timothy Mooney:
Lot O' Shakespeare is a game-show like whirl-wind hour of Shakespeare monologues performed by a one-man force of theatre, spin the wheel, hear a monologue! Perfect for the whole family to reacquaint themselves to the Bard before catching one of our full-length Shakespearean offerings. Spin the wheel, make a request, win prizes, and see Shakespeare!

Breakneck Hamlet is just what the show's name suggests a Hamlet that goes so fast it could break your neck! See the critically acclaimed Fringe hit show that has taken the circuit by storm and you might even get a better understanding of the Bard's masterpiece. This show has been selling out all-over the European Fringe circuit (even Denmark!) and is NOT to be missed. It's only an hour, what have you got to lose?

$45 FLEX PASS: See all 5 Bard Fest shows for the price of 4! With your Flex Pass you can see each of the 3 Bard Fest Shakespeare Shows, as well as, the 2 special opening weekend Showcases. Flex Passes are only available by calling our box office at 317-688-8876.

*Group Rates for 8 or more are also available with the box office. (Group Rates save $3 per ticket / Tickets are $12 each.)
$15 BARD FEST SHAKESPEARE SHOWS: Our 3 annual Shakespeare anchor shows are only $15 each. Tickets are available for purchase by calling the box office, online ( or by clicking the show images above.
$10 SHOWCASE SHOWS: Every year, Bard Fest tries to host some special hour-long showcase performances for just $10! Tickets for these are available online at or by calling the box office.

For more information, visit their website here.