Thank you!

Thank you for a marvelous 2022 season. 

We will be announcing the 2023 season plays, audition dates and green show opportunities soon. Please check back!



Shakespeare in Albuquerque

The New Mexico Shakespeare Festival presented by the Vortex Theatre and the City of Albuquerque is one of only 14 free Shakespeare festivals in the nation. We believe a great city produces great theatre, and that there is no better venue for that than the beautiful Veterans Memorial Park where we perform the plays of William Shakespeare as acted by our company of professionals.  Let us know if you would like to be a part of a creative and dynamic arts activity in our city - email

Veterans Memorial Park


Artistic Director

Peter Shea Kierst, has served as Artistic Director for NMSF since 2017. He has directed Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet for NMSF and The Henry Project, The Importance of Being Earnest and others  for the Vortex, and ALT. 

Peter Shea Kierst

“The NMSF is one of just 2 free Shakespeare Festivals west of the Mississippi. Albuquerque can be proud of that!”