We Rely on Your Support

As a non-profit theatre, ticket sales account for only a portion of our operating budget. We rely on the generous support of our patrons, sponsors, and volunteers to bring the magic to life in the park each year. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation via Venmo, PayPal or by check. You can email us at or call us at 248.399.3727 for more information on large donations. 
We invite you to enjoy eight amazing video memories, covering our 20+ years as Michigan’s premiere outdoor Shakespeare festival. Tune in to our YouTube playlist. As you watch and share these special performances, memories and messages, we invite you to support Shakespeare Royal Oak’s return each year with a donation. Shakespeare Royal Oak is the signature event of Water Works Theatre Company, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your support is more valuable than ever now. Thank you!

Shakespeare Royal Oak 2023 Fundraiser
A Labor of LOVE
June 29, 2023 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Shakespeare Royal Oak invites you to "A Labor of LOVE!" our annual fundraiser to be held Thursday,  June 29 from 6–9 pm at Royal Oak Farmers Market located at 316 E. 11 Mile Road in Royal Oak.

Bring your friends to our pre-season party and celebrate SRO’s 23 years as Michigan’s premier outdoor Shakespeare festival! Gather with the artists of Love’s Labors Lost while enjoying a cash bar and some tasty food at the beloved Royal Oak Farmers Market!Ticket Donation Level (per person)

$50 = Join the party to support the company
$100 = First drink on us + 1 ticket to Love's Labors Lost
More = "Thanks, and thanks, and ever thanks!" – WS
STEP 1: Click below to purchase your fundraiser ticket now (preferred method) or pay at the door.
STEP 2: Please also RSVP for headcount by emailing us at
STEP 3:  Join us for the best fundraiser of the summer!  We look forward to seeing you there!
Donate via Venmo
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Water Works Theatre Company Inc.
510 W. Houstonia 
Royal Oak, MI 48073

Best Kept Secret

Some say Water Works is the area’s best kept cultural secret. But the truth is that since 2001 Water Works has presented the biggest and best outdoor professional Shakespeare festival in Michigan. We’re proud to say that we have inspired many other groups to pop up around the state, and we encourage their legacy. Yet we still offer your family the highest quality, affordable cultural experience anywhere. From our friendly atmosphere and first rate performances, to our top-notch education programs, we guarantee you will love your time in the park with us.

Help Us This Year

It’s all close to home in a beautiful park in two perfect midsummer weeks. But we need YOU to help keep the dream alive. Think about it: when you go to Stratford, see a Broadway play or even a touring show downtown, you will easily spend more than double Water Works’ ticket prices. Not to mention all the travel, dining and parking.
We’re asking you to help us make up the difference between what we charge our audience, and what it really takes to do it right.

Spread the Word!

  • Recommend us to your company for sponsorship
  • Promote us on Facebook and other social media.
  • Bring a group to the show. Call 248.399.3727 if your group is ten (10) or more!
  • Please help this wonderful local jewel of the arts. Together we can make this our biggest and best year ever! Thank you!