C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheatre, 1992 Central Park, Old Louisville
Designed by scenic designer Paul Owen in 1992, the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheatre is home to Kentucky Shakespeare, the oldest free Shakespeare festival in the United States. The theater was nestled in the center of Central Park, a sixteen-acre park designed by the Olmsted Brothers, purchased from the DuPont family in 1904. A green oasis within the urban fabric of Old Louisville, the park is characterized by elaborate walkways and border plantings.
In 1976, Mayor Harvey Sloane named the outdoor theatre in Central Park the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheatre. Kentucky Shakespeare has been presenting free Shakespeare in Central Park since 1960 with the mission of enriching the community by presenting accessible, professional theatre experiences that educate, inspire and entertain people of all ages.
To find out more about Kentucky Shakespeare go to : www.kyshakespeare.com