Our plays are only part of the Festival Experience. You can fill in your day with backstage tours, seminars, Repertory Magic, orientations, and our fun and family-friendly Greenshow. These sample itineraries may give you some ideas:


One Day, Two Plays

A scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2011.

A scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2011.

11:00 a.m. — Actor: Props, or Costume Seminar: Arrive a little early and learn more about our actors and artists.

1:00 p.m. — Play Orientation: Learn about the afternoon’s plays.

2:00 p.m. — Matinee Performance: Choose a play in the Randall or Anes Theatre.

4:30 p.m. — Repertory Magic: Watch the changeover of lights, scenery, etc. from the afternoon to the evening play.

6:45 p.m. — Play Orientation: Learn about the evening’s plays.

7:10 p.m. — The Greenshow: Relax at our free thirty-minute frolic of song, dance, and laughter.

8:00 p.m. — Evening performance: Enjoy a second play in one of our three theatres.


Two Days, Three Plays

Day 1:

6:45 p.m. — Play Orientation: Learn about the evening’s plays.

7:10 p.m. — The Greenshow: Relax at our free thirty-minute frolic of song, dance, and laughter.

8:00 p.m. — Evening Performance: Choose your favorite play in the Engelstad or Randall Theatre.

Day 2:

9 & 10 a.m. — Play Seminar: Discussion of last evening’s plays with scholars and fellow audience members.

10:15 a.m. — Backstage Tour: Peek behind the curtain to see how the plays come together.

1:00 p.m. — Play Orientation: Learn about the afternoon’s plays.

2:00 p.m. — Matinee performance: Choose a play in the Randall or Anes Theatre.

6:45 p.m. — Play Orientation: Learn about the evening’s plays.

7:10 p.m. — The Greenshow: Relax at another version of our free thirty-minute frolic of song dance and laughter.

8:00 p.m. — Evening performance: Choose your third play in two days.


So Much More

Don’t feel limited by the ideas above. It is possible to fill three or four days easily at the Festival with various activities for you and your family. Check out our website, bard.org, for details, and choose your favorite activities.


Top photo: Andy Baldeschwiler as Thurio in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, 2015.