Connecticut Shakespeare Festival

River Bend is delighted to announce our continued partnership with Playhouse on Park for the 2021-2022 Season, and the inagural season of the Connecticut Shakespeare Festival!

We are thrilled about the return of live, local theater, and we love the hybrid model Playhouse will be using for the summer peformances.  You can attend a show at the Playhouse on Park theater, or stream the film later at home.  River Bend is supporting both models, with a pop-up shop and online purchases.  We're donating 20% of all show-related purchases directly to Playhouse on Park.  River Bend Booksellers and Playhouse Literary Interns have collaborated to bring you curated reading lists to accompany each of the shows this season. 


River Bend Bookshop to partner with CT Shakespeare Festival


Live at Playhouse on Park July 7 - August 22, 2021

The inaugural season of the Connecticut Shakespeare Festival will transport audiences into fantastical worlds of the unknown. Whether it be the magical and enchanting fairy world of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the wonder and possibility driven by the haunting and beautiful music of Into the Woods, or magical worlds being created in front of your very eyes in Snow White, Shakespeare 4 Kids: Dream Scheme or The Green Show, the festival transports audiences of all ages to these magical places. After a year of isolation, join us for an escape from your lives as you connect to the wonder and mysteries of Shakespeare, Sondheim, and fairytale.

Click here to buy tickets for the live performance.

Buy any of the books on our CT Shakespeare Festival Catalog, and 20% will be donated to Playhouse on Park!


Playhouse on Park

244 Park Road, West Hartford, CT 06119

Box Office: 860-523-5900 Ext. 10