The Young American Shakespeare Festival (YASF) at Commonwealth Theatre Center is the largest and longest-running such festival by and for young people in the United States. This year, CTC will add pre-show experiences for audience members of all ages, spanning across theatre, music, visual art, activities for younger kids, and more. All this, plus the inclusion of food and beverage options, ensure that this year will be one of the most memorable Young American Shakespeare Festivals yet.

Spring Fundraiser Raffle - Check Back Often, New Items Added Daily!

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Prizes! Prizes! & More Prizes!

Check out all of the AMAZING prizes we have in store for our Spring Raffle including:

  • Tickets to Broadway Across America's Anastasia
  • Bottles of the Best Bourbon in Town
  • A Vegan Dinner prepared by our own Charlie Sexton
  • Various gift cards
  • And a virtual Meet & Greet with the two members of the Broadway Cast of HAMILTON or WICKED!

The drawing for ALL prizes will be May 22nd at 6:00 PM on the outdoor YASF stage before the final perfoamce. Worried you won't be able to make it to the show? No problem! The drawing will be LIVE  STREAMED and a link to join virtually will be sent out through email to everyone who purchases a ticket.


Click the button below to check out all of the prizes and purchase tickets!

Festival FUNdays

Saturday, May 21st & Sunday, May 22nd

CTC courtyard will have extra festivities and fun in between shows! Join us for music, food trucks, and activities. 

  • Arts & Crafts with our Blue Apple Outreach Team!
  • Amazing, Fun, or Simply Foolish Prizes in our Feste's Fool Drawing!
  • Cornhole
  • Live Music
  • Delicious Lunch & Snacks from Flavors8 Hot Dog Stand & RozCatering 
  • Sign up to be Knighted by our Guest of Honor Queen Elizabeth I!



Thank you to our Sponsors & Donors

Lead Sponsorship

Republic Bank

Ensemble Level Sponsorship

Accredited Wealth Management


Goods & Services

Happy Camper Confection


Raffle Prize Sponsors


Bearno's Pizza

PNC's Broadway of Louisville

The Bellwether Hotel 

Churchill Downs



Mark's Feed Store

Rainbow Blossom

La Bodeguita de Mima