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2016 Winter Shakespeare: King Lear

King Lear By William Shakespeare

Starring David Landon as King Lear

Directed by Denice Hicks


Public Performances

January 8 - 31, 2016

School Matinees

January 6 - 29, 2016

Performances at Belmont University's Troutt Theater

Public Performances

January 8-31, 2016 at Belmont University's Troutt Theater

Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 p.m. / Sundays 2:30 p.m.

Treat yourself, your friends and your family like royalty this year and give someone a one-of-a-kind Shakespearean gift with the Winter Shakespeare Royal Package!

Sign Language-Interpreted Performance: TBA

Purchase Tickets

Tickets may also be purchased by calling our Ticket Line (Public shows only. For school shows, see below)

(615) 852-6732

School Matinees January 6-29, 2016

Tuesdays - Fridays at 10:00 am.

For more information and booking, email Nettie Kraft at

Before your students come to see one of the matinees, book a pre-production in-class workshop. More info.


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The Nashville Shakespeare Festival's production of King Lear is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national initiative sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest. This production is funded in part by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

2016 Season Sponsors:

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2016 Winter Shakespeare Sponsors:

Shakespeare in American Communities



2015 Media Sponsors:

Xfinity Nashville Scene

WhiteHardt Inc

Jive A Printworks Studio





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  Advance At the Door
Adult $27 $30
Senior $24 $27
Student $15 $18
Adult Group (10+) $23 $26
Royal Package $100 N/A
School Matinee

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