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The Tour

Much Ado about Nothing • 2022

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has been producing high quality theatre in Cedar City, Utah for over fifty years. The Festival also produces the Shakespeare-in-the-Schools tour, which brings quality Shakespeare performances and workshops to schools and communities throughout the West. This shortened adaptation of a Shakespeare play allows students to experience the magic of William Shakespeare at their school and interact face-to-face with live actors. This fully supported production travels with complete costumes, sets, lighting, and sound through Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and Arizona.

Single Performance: $1,000

Each performance is approximately seventy-five minutes long, followed by a fifteen-minute talkback with the touring company. We can usually accommodate more than one performance a day at a school or venue. Some grants are available to Utah schools.

Workshop Session: $150

Our acting company also teaches three performance based workshops covering text/voice, stage combat/ movement, and improvisation. These workshops happen simultaneously, each designed to accommodate thirty students. One workshop session can therefore service ninety students in one hour. These workshops are designed to allow teaching artists the freedom to adapt to the specific needs of each class. We can usually accommodate more than one workshop session during the day.

Booking the Tour

If you wish for Shakespeare-in-the-Schools to come to your school or community, please complete this form: Tour Request Form.

Region Dates

Below is a list of approximately when the tour will be in each region. Performances may be scheduled Monday through Saturday. If you are concerned that you may not be able to schedule the tour during the time your region is listed, please email education@bard.org with dates that may work better for you.

  • Southern Utah: January 24–January 29
  • Nevada: January 3–February 12
  • Arizona: February 14–February 26
  • Northern Arizona/Southeastern Utah: February 28–March 3
  • Colorado: March 4–March 9
  • Central Utah: March 10–March 12
  • Utah Valley: March 14–March 19
  • Salt Lake Valley: March 21–March 26
  • Wyoming: March 28–March 29
  • Northern Utah: March 31–April 6
  • Idaho: April 7–April 9
  • Utah Valley/Salt Lake Valley: April 11–April 18


If you have any questions, contact the Utah Shakespeare Festival Education Department at 435-865-8333 or education@bard.org.

Top photo: Rachael Hodge (left) as Nurse, Marlena Kleinpeter as Juliet, and Kenna Funk as Lady Capulet in the educational touring production of  Romeo and Juliet, 2020. Photo by Karl Hugh.
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