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Fayetteville NC’s local theatre company brings classical stories with a contemporary vibe- creating accessible and magical theatre for all.


Sweet Tea Shakespeare is excited to announce their upcoming season of classic works with a contemporary vibe. This year’s lineup includes performances of Shakespeare’s classics, modern music, site-specific productions, and more. Entering its second decade of performances, Sweet Tea Shakespeare will present over a dozen distinct events over nearly one hundred nights in the coming year.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare performances are known for their inventiveness and resourcefulness, relying on simple, elemental staging that seeks to awaken the heart and the imagination of audiences and artists. Nearly all events include a live pre-show concert with musical pairings from pop to blues, jazz to folk, hip-hop to rock. Productions are intimate and urgent takes on the classics that intentionally do not set the show in the stuffy past or seek to rewrite the plays. Sweet Tea Shakespeare relies on a mix of professional artists, including actors and musicians, as well as community-based performers and emerging professionals to create lively productions and magical experiences.

For a limited time, we are offering a season ticket flex pass. These tickets may be used however the ticket holder would like; to experience a magical and community driven event complete with live music, delight, curated drinks and snack options, and various venues that will connect each audience member with their local establishments. A season ticket flex pass allows the audience member to use thirteen tickets however they would like over the course of the season.

Sweet Tea Shakespeare local events in Fayetteville and Raleigh North Carolina 2022-2023

Live Music Preshow

Most of our in-person and full-length online productions feature preshow entertainment with live music featuring our house band, The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (also known as “WOCO”). Along with music, enjoy plenty of warm hospitality and ways to engage, from bidding on special seating, which we call “Chair Paravel,” to adorning Sweet Tea Shakespeare swag available for purchase, to yard games and activities.

Tickets and Memberships

All performances, whether in-person or streaming, are available via standard ticketing on our website at Sweet Tea Shakespeare Members may receive single or multiple tickets to in-person productions, depending on Membership level. Become a Sweet Tea Shakespeare Member at


Purchase tickets at

Become a Sweet Tea Shakespeare Member: Monthly and annual members receive special advance ticket rates, complimentary tickets, complimentary ticket exchanges, stickers, totes, and other sweet merchandise, and much more. For information on becoming a Sweet Tea Shakespeare Member go to

No outside food or beverages; no coolers.

Some events have age recommendations/restrictions, e.g. STS Hours have some adult language and therefore are recommended as PG-13 appropriate, LIT events are generally for adults 18+.

Changes due to inclement weather will be announced on Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s Facebook page at

We offer no refunds for purchased tickets for any reason. Please be aware we perform outdoors in high heat and humidity, and the chairs we provide are sometimes regular folding chairs. We always invite audience members to make adjustments for their own comfort, sight lines, and out of kindness for others. 

Free Rain Return Tickets

On outdoor performance nights where we move indoors due to rain, you can return for free to a performance of the same production later in the run by registering in advance with our box office. Subject to availability.

Contact Information

Call 910-420-4384 (available 1 hour prior to the performance until 30 minutes into the performance) or email or

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Sweet Tea Shakespeare is a theatre & music company based in Fayetteville NC. We also do Shakespeare in Raleigh NC, Shakespeare in Sanford NC, Shakespeare in Elizabethtown NC. We do occasional musical theatre. We do school performances. We have a drunk Shakespeare series called LIT. We have a young company called Green Tea.