Gary Shakespeare Company

FREE Shakespeare for Northwest Indiana

Have more than you show, speak less than you know.
— King Lear


Gary Shakespeare Company was founded in 2013 by a group of Shakespeare enthusiasts who believe every citizen of the Steel City should have the opportunity experience live performance of Shakespeare's works.

Our past productions have included:

  • King Lear (Summer '13), 
  • Romeo and Juliet (Spring '14),
  • Twelfth Night (Summer '14)
  • Much Ado About Nothing (Summer '15)
  • Macbeth (Summer '16)
  • As You Like It (Summer '17)


Gary Shakespeare Company is dedicated to bringing actors and audiences of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds together in the enjoyment of the works of William Shakespeare and in the shared experience of live performance.  We seek to enrich the public spaces of Northwest Indiana with passionate, vivid performances that reflect and include our community.


We rehearse in residence at Theatre Northwest at Indiana University Northwest, located in the new Arts and Sciences Building, 3401 Broadway, Gary.

We are also in collaboration with The City of Gary Department of Parks, performing in Marquette Park at 7200 Oak Avenue, Gary.

Special Thanks to West Side Theatre of Gary for hosting our 2017 opening gala.

In July 2016, GSC was awarded a grant from the Legacy Foundation, Lake County’s community foundation of an effort to make our productions more widely available.