The English-Speaking Union

News and Events

The ESU National Shakespeare Competition is Underway!

News Photo

We are pleased to announce the kick-off of the ESU's 2024 National Shakespeare Competition (NSC)! Now in our 41st year, the NSC has already engaged hundreds of high schools in 44 ESU branches across the country in 2024!  Branch competitions are beginning soon, with winners advancing to our final competition held LIVE on stage at Lincoln Center!  Once again, students, family members, teachers and branch representatives will be invited to join us in New York City for a weekend of exciting events culminating the in the Final Competition.

The 2024 ESU National Shakespeare Competition Finals will be held on Monday, April 15 at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater in Lincoln Center!  

For more information, contact Manager of Shakespeare Programs, Maryellen Liotta, at

Return to News & Events