What Will You See at the Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City?

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What to Expect at the Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City

The Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City is a wonderful way for your family to engage in a timeless cultural experience in Southern Utah. While most festivals only last a weekend or a week, this fantastic event runs from the last week of June to the second or third week of October. That means there are about three months of authentic Shakespearean dramas and comedies in three different venues.

The Engelstad Theatre, Randall Theatre, and Anes Theatre each feature a select lineup of plays at the annual Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City. All three sit on the same block across the street from Southern Utah University. The Engelstad Theatre is the largest of the group features a design similar to that of Shakespeare’s 16th-century London Globe Theatre. It is a must-see at the festival. The Randall and Anes Theatres are smaller but still hold some of Shakespeare’s masterpieces like “Hamlet” and “Henry VI.”

Utah Shakespeare Festival Events and Plays

Shakespeare’s plays aren’t the only entertainment on the playbill for this festival. You’ll find an array of indoor and outdoor performances on the ground during the three-month event. If you want to watch another play, there are several shows highlighting Shakespeare’s life and celebrating the performing arts inspired by his works. A lighthearted and educational outdoor performance takes place on the Ashton Family Greenshow commons.

Amazing plays aren’t the only thing your family will enjoy at the Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City. There are also several related events that are both fun and educational. Take your family on a Backstage Tour to see how a play comes alive. Play seminars give you a chance to participate in a discussion about each piece. You can also attend a Play Orientation beforehand to see the preparation that goes a performance before the curtain drops.

Whether you love spending time in the theatre and passionate about the performing arts, or just want to enjoy a play in an unbelievable setting, a visit to the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City is a fantastic experience.

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