The Chamber & Visitors Center promotes and sustains the economic growth of Calhoun County's region. The Chamber Foundation focuses on education, workforce development, marketing & community development, creating programs to enhance our schools & leverage businesses.
In 1972, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival was established in Anniston, with performances presented in the high school auditorium. In 1985, the Festival moved to Montgomery. In 2018, we are bringing the Bard, William Shakespeare back to Anniston withThe Shakespeare Project's free professional productions of Julius Caesar August 15 through 17, for our schools, and August 18 & 19, for our community at the Anniston Performing Arts Center, the original home of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
The intent of these performances is to complement the required reading curriculum of high school students reading the play and is meant to enhance their study of not only the work of Shakespeare, but theater and literature in general.
Along with the free professional perforamnces, we are also hiring local high school students and college students for apprenticeships, shadowing and learning from our professional production team. We are also partnering with the American Shakespeare Center to offer their “Teaching Shakespeare” training to our teachers this summer