The Hague Shakespeare Festival has developed Shakespeare Fringe weekends with specific Shakespeare themes. International companies came together to exchange experiences, to learn and share their work based on Shakespeare. The first was in November 2014 in Zaal 3 of Theater aan het Spui and involved young theatre makers from the United States, Israel, the Netherlands and Great Britain. The Shakespeare for Kids & Teens was the second one in April 2015.
In April 2016 the theme was Shakespeare and just War (to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death) in Theater aan het Spui and in the Koninklijke Schouwburg. Highlight was the Keynote speech was delivered by Judge Theodor Meron in close co-operations with Dutch actors Gijs Scholten van Aschat and Pierre Bokma. A panel of Shakespeare and international law experts including Tina Packer and Sir Christopher Greenwood (ICJ) responded to the speech before the audience joined in the debate.