Welcome to the Arden Shakespeare Gild

The Arden Shakespeare Gild continues a 100-year tradition of community Shakespeare in the historic village of Arden, Delaware. A member organization of the Arden Club, the gild is dedicated to including everyone with an interest in Shakespeare, both as audience and as participant. The gild produces one of Shakespeare’s plays each summer in the open-air Frank Stephens Memorial Theater in Arden. Each winter our members direct a Young Actors Workshop for kids from age 6 through high school. The gild also sponsors lectures, readings and social activities throughout the year. The Arden Shakespeare Gild meets in the Gild Hall on the first Wednesday of each month (except June). Our business meeting at 7:30 is followed around 8pm by informal readings of sonnets and scenes. Newcomers are always welcome. The Gild Hall is located just south of Harvey Road at Orleans Road; our address is 2126 The Highway, Arden, Delaware 19810. You can leave us a message at (302) 475-3126 or visit our CONTACT US page for additional information. You can also find the latest Arden Club & gild events at the Arden Club website.


“...the spring, the summer,
The chilling autumn, angry winter, change
Their wonted liveries; and the mazed world
By their increase, now knows not which
 is which.”
A Midsummer Nights Dream

Visit us at the Arden Club website for the latest
information on our year-round activities

See this picture of FRANK STEPHENS as Arden's first "Touchstone"