The Bard for the Masses

All the Upstate’s
a Stage.

Greenville Shakespeare Company (GSC) is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide the Upstate of South Carolina and surrounding areas with family-friendly, high-quality, accessible productions of Shakespeare and other classic works of literature.

Upcoming Productions

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Much Ado About Nothing

Get ready for jokes, japes, and jabs when a group of soldiers gather at a homecoming and two couples become the objects of everyone’s schemes in William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing.

8 shows: June 21–July 22, 7:30pm–9pm (click below for details)

Our Outreach

You may know us for our Shakespeare plays, but productions aren’t the only things we do. Find out how we’re spreading our mission in the Upstate and beyond. 







Is It Summer Yet??

Summer Shakes!

Since 1995, we’ve been entertaining the Upstate with wholesome, zany, family-friendly, mercifully abbreviated versions of Shakespeare’s comedies. We look forward to the summer every year…and we can’t wait to show you what’s cooking this season. There’s no better way to introduce someone to Shakespeare. Make it a midsummer tradition!

Our Story

Well, Shakespeare Was Born at a Young Age...

Having worked for several summers with students attending speech and drama camps, founder Jeffrey Stegall decided that the students he was coaching would benefit from seeing a live stage production during their week at camp. Teaming up with wife, author, and editor Kim Stegall, and rocking four-month-old baby Margaret, they cut together a mercifully abbreviated script of Love’s Labor’s Lost. Jeffrey convinced friends and colleagues to join the little troupe, and, at ticket prices of just one dollar, Summer Shakespeare was born in 1995.

In 2008 and 2009, the Brave New World Theatre Workshops were held in downtown Greenville, SC. This and subsequent educational endeavors in area schools led to Summer Shakespeare’s incorporation as the Greenville Shakespeare Company, a nonprofit organization.

Support Us

Greenville Shakespeare Company is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible. Become a part of the show by supporting the Greenville Shakespeare Company today!


✨ 2023 Platform Sponsors✨

The Synergy Family

Metropolitan Arts Council

Quoth the Fans

Nice Things People
Say About Us

We've been attending since the revival in 2004 when our boys were 5, 6, 7 and 9. It's become part of our summer tradition to invite friends and make an evening of it, gathering for ice cream afterwards. Our boys still talk about the woodsman with the leaf blower from As You Like It!
Becky C.
My first Summer Shakespeare attendance was to As You Like It (2004) when I was at the tender age of 15. I have also had the privilege to see several other shows, all of which have been a delight to watch and a highlight of the summer. It is always a pleasure to see what hilarious twist away from traditional design has been sprinkled throughout the production. (And yes, I did get a lime green AYLI t-shirt as well as a Shakespeare bobblehead.)
Heather B.
One of my favorite Summer Shakespeare memories is from Two Gentlemen of Verona (1998). The whole production was high energy, but the curtain call with unexpected Polaroid photos of the cast AND the audience was the cherry on top! As I recall we ended up with one of the photos that was given away.
Michael C.

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