A Christmas Carol
Youth Theater The Tempest 2013
Spirit Center Campus
A Mid Summer Night's Dream
Hands On Shakespeare 2014
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare To Go Hamlet


Mark Woods and Stuart Brooks founded the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival in February of 1977 as a small, resident professional theatre company dedicated to producing the world's classics.

In 2007, NCShakes moved into its Spirit Center campus, a 53,000 square foot performing arts campus located at the corner of West Ward Avenue and Green Drive in downtown High Point.

Since 1977, NCShakes has earned the designation of "The State Shakespeare Festival" and achieved the following:
* Mounted more than 165 professional productions
* Filled nearly 2 million seats at venues statewide
* Made nearly 2,000 tour stops statewide
* Performed in schools in every North Carolina county
* Presented school matinees to more than 12,000 students each year
* Presented 35 annual productions of Dickens' A Christmas Carol