About the festival
Established in 2004, the Shakespeare in Queens Park Festival (now known as the Shakespeare in the Park Festival) is an annual event which brings together the University of Southern Queensland and the greater community, and showcases some of Australia's finest emerging talent.
Held in the magnificent green-spaces of the Garden City, the Festival is one of Toowoomba's premier events, offering residents and visitors a unique Shakespearean experience.
Attracting in excess of 50 000 theatre-goers since its inception, the Festival continues to grow each year. The highlight of the annual program is a stunning mainstage season performed on the Festival's magnificent open-air stage which, in past years has also toured to Hervey Bay, Springfield and Brisbane.
Other Festival events have included School Workshops for both secondary and primary schools; community events such as the Platform Performances (2004) and To Glee or Not to Glee (2011); Sonnets at Breakfast (2007); the Reverie Symposium (2011); and Shakespeare on Screen (2012).
Past mainstage productions:
2005 Taming of the Shrew
2006 The Comedy of Errors
2008 Romeo & Juliet
2009 The Tempest
2010 Twelfth Night
2011 A Midsummer Night's Dream
2012 Richard III
The Festival is produced by USQ Artsworx and runs under the SiTP Festival Management Team:
The SiTP Festival aims to be recognised nationally as a key Australian regional arts event, characterised by excellence in all facets of its operation. It aims to be a major contributor to the regional cultural tourism industry and a leading facilitator in the education and presentation of the performing arts.