Theatricum Botanicum is a non-profit, outdoor theatre and Academy of the Classics. The professional repertory company performs in a 500-seat outdoor amphitheater under towering oak trees amid the rustic beauty of the Shakespeare garden and picnic areas. Its mission is to elevate, educate and entertain audiences of all ages by presenting thought provoking classics, socially relevant plays, and education programs in a beautiful, natural outdoor sanctuary for the arts. By passing on a sense of history to young people and adults alike, great works of art inform their present and inspire their future. A true renaissance theatre, it offers a diversity of programming from Shakespeare to poetry to folk music to the development of future playwrights—all to help understand the world we live in and to embrace our shared humanity. Ellen Geer, Artistic Director.