The 2015 season is sponsored by The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.


​Students Receive Honors at 39th Annual Shakespeare Competition

This weekend the 39th annual Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University, gave out dozens of awards and scholarships to drama, dance and music students. The competition is the largest scholastic Shakespeare competition in the country, and this was a record-breaking year with over 3,200 students from 110 schools in six states.

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Spectacle, Humor, and Romance Continue This Fall at the Festival

The world’s most famous vampire, a cigar-smoking man in a dress, and one of theatre’s most loveable mutts can all be found this fall at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Five of the Festival’s six summer shows will be closing the first week of September; but Charley’s Aunt will continue its summer run, along with two additional offerings,Dracula and The Two Gentlemen of Verona, through October 31.

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Festival Bids Farewell to Adams Theatre and Shines a Spotlight to the Future

The Utah Shakespeare Festival dimmed the lights in the Adams Shakespearean Theatre for the final time Saturday night and lit a new light in the under-construction Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre. It was end of an era and definitely the beginning of another.

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Fall Food Drive at the Festival

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again collecting food for the less fortunate in our community. The 12th annual Fall Food Drive will be September 11 to October 31, with a goal to exceed last year’s donation of 3,467 pounds of food to the Iron County Care and Share.

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Shakespeare Festivals Serve As a Source of Inspiration

Recent visits to the Utah Shakespeare Festival by two notable figures in the theatre and literary worlds have at least one thing in common. Both Sam White, founder and executive director of Shakespeare in Detroit, and Ian Doescher, author of the popular William Shakespeare’s Star Wars books, cite attending Shakespeare festivals as inspiration for their work. 

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2015 Plays

Charley's Aunt

June 25 to October 31, 2015


September 25 to October 31, 2015

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

September 24 to October 31, 2015

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