Spring Production

One of Shakespeare’s most haunting tales, tailormade for Shakespeare in the Garden.

Performances in June 2019: 2nd, 16th and 23rd, 4pm

6th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd & 27th, 7.30pm

Ambition takes the Macbeths to the heights of power along a path of betrayal and murder, which triggers the onset of madness and their steep fall from grace.  

Presented in promenade style from Shakespeare’s Folio text, the audience will journey through the Frankfurt Botanical Garden and see the struggles of one community racked by tyranny.

Botanischer Garten Frankfurt, Siesmayerstr.72, 60323 Frankfurt

(fanfare)Auditions 2019-2020 SEASON

What:  Winter production – TBD & Shakespeare in the Garden – A Comedy of Errors

When:  August 24th, 25th and Sept. 7th, 10-1pm.  Callbacks: Sept. 8th , 1-7pm.

Where:  AtelierFrankfurt, Room 6.16, Schwedlerstrasse 1, 60314, Frankfurt. 

Registration: hello@shakespearefrankfurt.de

What to prepare: 2 – 3 minute Classical Monologue, preferably Shakespeare.

Commitment: Winter production rehearsals will begin in October/November with performances in January & possibly early February. Rehearsals will be 3-5 times a week incl. weekends. For the Garden there will be a first read thru in Feb. with an orientation.  Rehearsals are three evenings a week and all day on Sundays from mid-March and performances throughout June.

For all our productions the cast is required to be off-book by the first rehearsal.

What we do

English language classical theater for Frankfurt.

Shakespeare Frankfurt is committed to text-based storytelling and utilizes classical and modern theatrical techniques to tell stories that are relevant and accessible to a modern audience. Whether with Shakespeare or new plays, we focus on a generous and flexible environment for artists to grow in.

Clarity, dialogue, and community are three of our guiding principles in bringing classical stories to the uniquely international community that is Frankfurt. In all our work the author’s story is in the primary focus, but the staging lifts the socially relevant themes to stimulate the minds of our culturally diverse, international audience.

Shakespeare is a universal playwright we immediately identify with for classical theater. But we don’t perform only Shakespeare. Works by Moliere, Marlow, Schiller, Chaucer, Lope de Vega etc. in English translation or original versions are on our planning list.  This autumn we present “ An Enemy of the People” by Henrik Ibsen with the German premiere of a new translation by Deborah Dawkin and Erik Skuggevik (By arrangement with Penguin Books Ltd, a Penguin Random House company). In winter a lively staging “Lysistra” by Aristophanes will also rock the stages of the Internationales Theater, where we play our 2018/19 season. Both productions are modern english translations to appeal to a modern audience and intentions of the authors.

Who we are

Tracey Grey

Managing Artistic Director

I have discovered a particular passion for Theatre Production. As an actress I was always inspired by the art in staging: design for lighting, costume and sound. As an educator I have a passion for working with the actors to enhance their skills for the stage, and as a person I enjoy the communication with the audience.”

PJ Escobio

Artistic Director

It all starts with a great story and I love stories.  It’s why I chose a career in theatre. But its more than that; its collaboration. A big part of what I do is to bring artists from multiple disciplines together.  That collaboration acts as a conduit for the play and  becomes “cultural research and development”. By doing what we do, I get to tell amazing stories with inspiring people.

Open-Air Theatre in the Botanical Garden Frankfurt
Shakespeare in the Garden

Impressive Scenery

The stage is the botanical Garden Frakfurt. The audience accompany the actors through the garden and experience a dynamic, animated performance in the original text. The story is communicated through the gestures and physical relationships.

Unique Atmosphere

The story comes alive with music and the breath-taking atmosphere of the garden. Audiences leave the performance enchanted and enriched by this theatrical „adventure“.

How to find us

Enjoy an unforgettable evening in magical surroundings.


Monday - Friday: 11:00-16:00

We are here

Siesmeyerstrasse 72, 60323 Frankfurt
Email: hello@shakespearefrankurt.de