The Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA) was established to provide a forum for the artistic, managerial, educational leadership for theatres primarily involved with the production of the works of William Shakespeare; to discuss issues and methods of work, resources, and information; and to act as an advocate for Shakespearean productions and training.



STA Members may register for our 2019 Conference in Prague, Czech Republic by clicking HERE.

Additionally, this year, we are opening up ONLY the plenaries, the banquet, and performance activities to STA significant others, families and special guests for a fee (indicated on the registration website). ALL STA Members, their Employees and Board Members must pay the FULL Conference price for complete access to the Conference.

STA Members must also pay their 2019 dues prior to attending the Conference (although you may REGISTER for the Conference at any time).

Please note that the conference schedule is still in flux but a full agenda has been established. A comprehensive listing of events will be distributed to the membership as it becomes available.

Questions may be directed to Executive Director, Patrick Flick via email by clicking HERE.

Click the Prague Shakespeare Company Image on the right for a downloadable and printable informational pamphlet about the 2019 Conference, including travel, the conference hotel, and other tips for your journey.


The central focus of STA is our Annual Conference. Once a year STA holds a conference at one of its member theaters to share information directly relating to the production of Shakespeare’s plays. Conference agendas are built around a theme and include tracks for artistic, managerial, educational, and board-level leadership. The format for sessions within each track runs the spectrum from panel discussions to workshops, performances to keynotes, group discussions to lectures. Conferences include ample time for dialogue with peers through informal gatherings, receptions, and a closing banquet.

To learn more about past conferences, click HERE.


STA is a 27 year-old member service organization that convenes annually to provide support and mentorship as well as share best practices with colleagues from within the United States and internationally. Membership now includes 124 theatres, and 30 Associate Members representing diverse types of theatre (indoor, outdoor, year-round, seasonal, university-affiliated, free) with wide-ranging budgets ($25,000 to $60,000,000) and Equity as well as non-Equity companies. STA’s member organizations cover a vast diversity of audiences and staffs composed of a variety of ethnicities, genders, ages and abilities.  Our national and international focus ensures a diversity of mission, vision and values within the Organization and international membership includes Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Georgia, Italy, South Korea, and others.