Much Ado About Nothing
by touring company

Nov. 15 - Nov. 17, 2018

The Magik Theatre, San Antonio’s professional family theatre, presents Shakespeare on the River - a FREE event celebrating family-friendly Shakespeare. Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre returns to San Antonio for a third year, having performed The Taming of the Shrew at last year’s Shakespeare on the River. This year, they will perform the classic comedy Much Ado About Nothing.


“Their take on Shakespeare is very family-friendly, making it a great fit for Magik’s mission,” said Magik’s Chief Executive Officer Frank Villani. “It’s the perfect way to introduce your kids to Shakespeare.”


From Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre: "In this one-hour Family Shakespeare adaptation, Beatrice and Benedick have sworn off love and each other. Their friends and family intervene to transform these sworn bachelors into a happy couple. Will these tricks finally put an end to their "merry war?" Much Ado is our Family Shakespeare performance, and is specifically designed for audiences of all ages. There is some cartoonish violence and lots of discussion of love and romance, as well as the hilarious use of one Shakespearean swear word.” 


Shakespeare on the River is generously funded by the City of San Antonio Center City Development and Operations Department, City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation of 1992, GLI Distributing, Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.


Click for the study guide from Arkansas Shakespeare



Much Ado About Nothing
by William Shakespeare
touring company

November 15 - November 17, 2018
Arneson Theatre, San Antonio Riverwalk
118 VIllita Street
San Antonio, TX, 78205

Performances of Much Ado About Nothing are November 15, 16 and 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m at The Arneson River Theatre. The event is free to the public, seating is first come, first served. Reserved seating is available in the front rows for $10 per seat.

Reserved VIP seating is available for $20, and includes full service and one complimentary drink ticket (alcoholic drinks included). 

To buy reserved or VIP seating, or for more information, visit The Magik Theatre Box Office, call 210-227-2751, or visit

Parking information available here.

La Villita and the Arneson River Theatre are accessible by VIA Viva bus, The Magik Theatre 2018-2019 season is sponsored by H-E-B


[graphic: Arkansas Shakespeare]