Support Our Shakespeare

It all started when...

Geoff and Laura Sheehan moved to Connecticut in the early 1990s to start a family and practice their art.  They discovered a huge need in the Greater Hartford community ... outdoor summer theatre.  So they created the Capital Classics Theatre Company, aptly named for the commanding view of the gold-tipped state capital building from the company's original home in Bushnell Park. Since 1991, Capital Classics has filled summers with engaging, exciting professional theatre which has become a yearly tradition for so many families.  But, we can't do it alone.

Join our supporters ...

There are so many ways to help.  The easiest and most effective way is by making a tax deductible donation to Capital Classics, helping to ensure our ability to keep Greater Hartford's summertime culture vibrant and alive.


Sponsor our shows ...

Align the name of your organization with high quality family entertainment. Your information can be seen and read more than 400,000 times by sponsoring the Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival!

Sponsorship links your business with our important regional audience in a cost-effective, marketing-savvy manner and is available at all levels from $200 to $5,000.

To learn more, click here or contact us at 860 218-0300 or

Shakespeare Producing Partner


The University of Saint Joseph



Foundation Support


The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

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The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation


The Ensworth Charitable Foundation

The John & Kelly Hartman Foundation

The Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman Foundation

The George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation



The Greater Hartford Arts Council

Supported in part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council's United Arts Campaign with major support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.


Shakespeare Festival Sponsor


Rheumatology and Allergy Institute of Connecticut




Shakespeare Weekly Sponsors


The McAuley | Saint Mary Home



             Ben and Joan Engel

Shakespeare Daily Sponsors