The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival

The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival is a celebration of the works of William Shakespeare and takes place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We believe that Shakespeare is for everyone – whether you’ve seen dozens of plays or none at all.

The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival (NMSF) is a year-round program.  It presents, free of charge, two of Shakespeare’s plays every summer at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial. Additionally, the NMSF maintains a company of actors who perform in classrooms and at senior living sites throughout the year in the Greater Albuquerque area. 

We are one of but few free public Shakespeare festivals in the United States, and we believe we are building something special. 

Our Mission

The Mission of the NM Shakespeare Festival is to mount excellent productions of the plays of William Shakespeare and allied works of theater, by and for all the people of New Mexico, and to engage in the broadest possible educational outreach programs, with the aim of using Shakspeare’s legacy to enrich and unify our community through the power of theater.

2024 Season


Paul Ford
Paul Ford
The Tempest
Micah Linford
The Merry Wives of Windsor
New Mexico Shakespeare Festival

Board Members

Sheridan Johnson
Micah Linford
Donna Marie Barra
William Berg
Rebecca Johnstone Smith