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Shakespeare in the Schools

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The Play That Goes Wrong

June 30 - October 7, 2023

Randall L. Jones Theatre

Jane Austen's Emma The Musical

June 22 - October 7, 2023

Randall L. Jones Theatre

Timon of Athens

July 14 - October 7, 2023

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre


July 15 - October 7, 2023

Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

Shakespeare in the Schools

Since 1993, the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s touring program – Shakespeare in the Schools – has brought world-class theatre performances to schools and communities across the state of Utah and the Intermountain West. Our mission is to meet students where they are, and provide everyone with the opportunity to access and create theatre.

The tour is offered FREE to all Utah public and public charter schools thanks to funding from the State of Utah. At-cost and discounted rates are available for private schools, public venues, and out-of-state locations. The tour offers either a 75-minute fully produced performance of one of Shakespeare’s plays, or an interactive 45-minute assembly designed for elementary audiences that explores elements of theatre and Shakespeare. Included in the experience are post-performance talkbacks and educational workshops.

Coming in 2024:


“This above all else…To thine own self be true”

Our touring company of 10 professional theatre artists and educators is returning to schools this winter to bring one of the world’s most recognized plays to K-12 students across the Intermountain West!

Hamlet will tour February 1st - April 20th, 2024. 

This production of Hamlet will highlight themes of authenticity and reality under the ever-scrutinizing eye of the media and societal expectations. Hamlet’s ongoing search for Truth and his enduring question – To be, or not to be? –  offers extraordinary relevance for today’s young people: How do we know what is true, or whom to trust? Upon what sources can we rely? Do we choose to be the person society expects of us – the avenging son, the dutiful daughter, the good student, etc. – or not to be that which is expected, and to instead chart our own path? Maintaining Shakespeare’s text (in a shortened version) invites students of all ages to explore these questions through the eloquence and possibility of heightened language. And there are sword fights!

The tour is currently fully booked. To request a place on the wait-list, or if you have any questions, please reach out to us at:

Email: USFEducation@bard.org

Phone: 435.865.8333

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