About this trip idea

From Shakespeare's 450th Birthday in April of 2014, through the summer of 2016, enjoy readings, lectures, performances and special events celebrating the playwrights legacy right here in Indiana. Visit the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival in South Bend, now celebrating its 15th/150th anniversary, between July and October to see two plays and learn more about the man behind them with pre-show talks and special lectures. Across town, Indiana University South Bend is holding an entire year of Shakespeare-centered performances and celebrations.

For dining options, South Bend is practically bursting with new restaurants in the last couple of years. Try Café Navarre for a particularly exquisite meal and a fun Shakespearean connection. Stay at the newly remodeled Morris Inn at Notre Dame, which recently was awarded the coveted 4-diamond prize by AAA.

Or, venture into Indiana from the west and head to Terre Haute. Indiana State University and Crossroads Repertory Company are planning a special offering.

Next, sample the Central Region's contribution to performances and readings celebrating Shakespeare not only in the capital city at Indiana Repertory Theatre, but in Bloomington and Columbus as well.