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Parks Tour

This summer, MSIP brings Hamlet and The Winter’s Tale to 65 communities. Performances are FREE and open to the public. 

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For All People.
For All Time.

Born from aspirations to bring the timeless tales of William Shakespeare directly to rural and under-served communities, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has been enriching the lives of people in Montana, and beyond, for 52 years. Ushering Shakespeare’s immortal stories of life, love, and tragedy into a modern era, MSIP is dedicated to preserving the cultural traditions of theatre and literature. Audiences will discover the magic of Shakespeare through a progressive and inclusive lens, where universal truths of mankind are united through stories that stretch beyond space and time.

Founded on the firm belief that Shakespeare belongs to everyone, the accomplished company of performers and staff work tirelessly to connect people, communities, and the arts, as they spread messages of unity and understanding. Experience Montana Shakespeare in the Parks under the welcoming blue skies of the West and relish in world-class performances that are free and friendly to all, and, for all time.

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For 52 years Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has been building community traditions through free performances in your parks and in your schools. We couldn’t do this without you. In fact, 85% of our funds come from grants, sponsorships, and donations from supporters like you.

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Every aspect was superb [...] a true delight for the entire family! MSIP has been a tradition to kick off summer in our family for over 15 years. We are thankful to have this caliber of talent and dedication in theatre for our children to grow up with! Thank you!

I used to go to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival every year before I moved out to Idaho and this was every bit as good, if not better, on a smaller stage. I was blown away and happy to finally get to introduce my daughters to some Shakespeare. Thanks for coming to our little town!!!

We’ve been going to Shakespeare in the Parks for years and y’all never disappoint! The performance of Cymbeline may have been my favorite to date!! Thank you for bringing live performances to the communities across Montana ❤️❤️❤️

Always a must-see part of our summer. The cast are so incredible every time, I’m blown away that they still offer shows free to the public. Personally I feel it’s a huge privilege and an important enrichment for our family to have MSIP in our town every year. 10/10 do not miss!


During the school year, MSIP’s education programs visit over 100 schools grades K-12 throughout Montana and Wyoming. Through a full day of enrichment, students experience abridgments and adaptations of Shakespeare’s classics, paired with actor talkbacks and classroom workshops.

We Need You.

Situated in the heart of Big Sky country, Bozeman, Montana, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks is an outreach program of Montana State University serving 65 rural and underserved communities over a 12 week tour across 5 states. We are always looking for world-class actors and volunteers to join our team.

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