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The Bard Gives Back

This year, we are piloting a new and innovative way to support our festival AND give back to the community.

When you donate to support our production of HAMLET at Bard Fest 2019, you can make your donation on behalf of one of our partner organizations doing important work in our community. Each time the donations to HAMLET reach the $100 mark on behalf of one of our partner organizations, BARD FEST will dedicate one of the performances to that partner organization and donate a portion of its proceeds from that performance to the partner organization! So check out the organizations you can support by supporting HAMLET at BARD FEST 2019 below, then make your donation today!

For more information on how the program works, check out the short video here:


When you click our "Donate" button and go to the PayPal page for our The Bard Gives Back campaign for Hamlet at Bard Fest 2019, please be sure to click on the drop-down list that says :  "(Optional) Use this donation for" and select one of our partner organizations. That selection is how the partner organizations get dedicated performances, so don't forget! 

Not seeing the Donate button above? You can CLICK HERE to go directly to our PayPal page

AHA Indy

"And I am sick at heart"

American Heart Association Indianapolis

For nearly 100 years, we've been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. 

Bard Fest Indy

"The play's the thing"

Bard Fest / Carmel Theatre Company

Bard Fest is Indy's only annual Shakespeare Festival! Bard Fest Indy was founded to bring a professional-quality, yet intimate, Shakespeare festival experience to Hoosier audiences. 

Dayspring Center

"For this relief much thanks"

Dayspring Center

Dayspring Center provides emergency shelter, clothing, and three nourishing meals a day for homeless families with children in central Indiana. 

DFS Logo

"I find thee apt"

Dress for Success Indianapolis

Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. 


"And dog will have his day"

Humane Society of Indianapolis

Serving Indianapolis and the surrounding counties since 1905, the Humane Society of Indianapolis provides vital services to animals and people alike.


"Sir, a whole history"

Indiana Historical Society

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller,™ connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state’s history.

Indy Convergence

"For art and exercise"

Indy Convergence

We want to make Indianapolis a greater part of the national conversation on the arts by living our four tenets: Collaborate. Learn. Share. & Teach. 

Indy Reads

"Words, words, words"

Indy Reads

Our mission is to build literacy, English language, and job readiness skills to empower adults and families to reach their full potential.


"Denmark's a prison"

PACE Indianapolis

PACE provides offenders, ex-offenders and their families the tools to become responsible, productive members of society.


"All given to mine ear"

WFYI Indianapolis

WFYI Public Media empowers, educates, entertains and connects our community through impactful journalism, inspiring stories and lifelong learning.

Not seeing the Donate button above? You can CLICK HERE to go directly to our PayPal page

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