Festival and Area Events

There is always plenty to do at the Festival.

Watch this page for new activities as they are announced



Thursdays in July and August

Starting around 11:15 p.m. and lasting approximately one hour at the Grind Coffee House at 19 North Main Street, the Festival actors and artists present singing, dancing, acting, juggling, magic, and more! The cost is $10 at the door. Funds raised help support REACH, a program designed to aid company members find future employment.

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Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery

Open year-round

The Southern Utah University Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The gallery is located on the ground floor in the Braithwaite Liberal Arts Building southwest of the Adams Theater. Admission to the gallery is free.

Gallery Website


Curtain Call Luncheons

Get up close and personal while listening to an actor, designer, director, or other Festival luminary over lunch. Learn what goes into the production of a play from those close to the process—and ask questions you have always had. Each luncheon will feature different actors or company members.

Curtain Call Luncheons are July 7, 17, 21, and 31 and August 4, 11, 18, 25, and September 1; 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.; They are held in Southern Utah University's J. Rueben Clark, Jr. Alumni House on the northeast corner of 300 West and Center Street (just north and across the street from the Randall L. Jones Theatre).

Tickets are $17.50 in advance and $20 at the door. Purchase tickets at the Ticket Office, 800-PLAYTIX.

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Christmas in July Arts and Crafts Fair

Dates and times are yet to be announced.

This event is yet to be determined due to the construcation of the new Center for the Arts. Guild merchandise and food will be available, along with numerous craft vendor booths.
More information on the Guild of the Utah Shakespeare Festival.


The Wooden O Symposium

August 12-14, 2015

This cross disciplinary conference brings scholars from across the country together to study Shakespeare and present papers and research.

The symposium explores Medieval and Renaissance studies through the text and performance of Shakespeare's plays. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to submit papers that offer insights and new ideas springing from the works of William Shakespeare.

Wooden O Website


Art in the Park

Juried Art Festival
September 19–20, 2014; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
at Main Street Park

Sponsored by the Iron Mission Museum Foundation, this event caters to fine art and jewelry, and has a particular focus on traditional artists (spinners, weavers, leathersmiths, knit/crochet, quilts, handmade toys, etc.). Demonstrations of these time-honored crafts/skills will be offered throughout the event. Admission is free.

Frontier Homestead


Shakespeare Competition

October 1-3, 2015

The Utah Shakespeare Festival/Southern Utah University Shakespeare Competition is an annual competition which puts students in the limelight as they perform and are professionally adjudicated in theatre and dance. Students and teachers also have the opportunity to take various workshops and learn from some of the business’s best.

Details and Registration


Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History

Learn about natural history and explore this gorgeous exhibit of large and small game animals at Southern Utah University's newest museum. Admission to the museum is free and open to the public.

Hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tours are available for schools and other groups by advance appointment.



Scenic Southern Utah

For a complete listing of area events, visit the Cedar City/Brian Head Tourism and Convention Bureau website at www.scenicsouthernutah.com.


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