The primary activity of UTSA's Friends of Shakespeare is hosting an annual performance series by Actors From the London Stage. This Shakespeare residency is not supported by any state funds, but rather by gifts from friends like you and ticket revenues. For many students the Shakespeare performance is their first experience with professional theater. Additionally, it is almost always their only chance to interact with and learn from acclaimed Shakespearean actors from world-renowned companies.

UTSA Friends of Shakespeare are privy to VIP seating at the performance of their choice. They are invited to a pre-performance lecture at the Saturday performance, and a champagne reception during Saturday's intermission.


Double, double toil and trouble…

Watch the five Actors From the London Stage vividly portray a lively cast of characters from one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies.

These performances will be held at the UTSA Arts Building Recital Hall (1604 Campus) at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, September 21; Friday, September 23; and Saturday, September 24.

Purchase tickets here: UTSA Friends of Shakespeare

All tickets purchased online will be held at the door and will require an ID for pick-up. Please plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes early to pick up your tickets. Student tickets require a valid student ID (from UTSA or another institution). Unsold tickets will also be available at the door (cash or check only).

If you are interested in joining the UTSA Friends of Shakespeare to attend special events and reserve preferred seating, please contact Dr. Kimberly Fonzo at

For more information, please email:

Dr. Kimberly Fonzo
Mailing address:
Friends of Shakespeare
Department of English
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249

  • 1988    Much Ado About Nothing
  • 1989    Richard Cordery Residency: "Can Such Things Be Without Our Special Wonder?"
  • 1990    The Winter's Tale
  • 1991    As You Like It
  • 1992    Much Ado About Nothing
  • 1993    The Tempest; Tennessee Williams Exhibit and Symposium (with Friends of the Library & Texas Committee for the Humanities Grant); Lecture by Chalres Vere (Earl of Burford); Tony Church Residency: "A Kingdom for a Stage"
  • 1994    Twelfth Night
  • 1995    John Kane Residency: "There, I've Broken My Neck!"
  • 1996    Romeo and Juliet; Much Ado About Nothing
  • 1997    Measure for Measure
  • 1998    The Tempest
  • 1999    John Kane Residency: "There, I've Broken My Neck!" and "Came Each Actor on His Ass"; Twelfth Night
  • 2000    Gareth Armstrong Residency: "Shylock" (with !Arts San Antonio!)
  • 2001    A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • 2002    Macbeth; Much Ado About Nothing
  • 2003    The Tempest; Measure for Measure
  • 2004    A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • 2005    Sam Dastor and Matthew Radford Residency: "Shakespeare and Love"; Twelfth Night
  • 2006    Hamlet
  • 2007    Macbeth
  • 2008    The Winter's Tale
  • 2009    King Lear; Pennylyn White: "Katherine Anne Porter: A Driving Desire"
  • 2010    Will Around the World: A Symposium; A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • 2011    The Tempest
  • 2012    The Merchant of Venice
  • 2013    Othello
  • 2014    Much Ado About Nothing
  • 2015    A Midsummer Night's Dream