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Festival Guild

Festival Guild


The Utah Shakespeare Festival Guild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit service organization founded to serve, support, and promote the Festival. It does so through dues, fund raising efforts, and volunteer service.


Services to the Festival Company

Welcome Barbecue

This Guild-sponsored barbecue brings Guild members and the Festival company together for a great beginning to the season. This year's event is on May 13. Company and Guild members are free; Guild guests are $5 each.

Guild-Sponsored Events

Curtain Call Luncheons

Ask questions and listen to Festival actors during a delicious chicken/veggie fajita or pasta bar lunch.

July 5, 16, 19, 23, 26, and 30; and August 2, 6, 9, 13, 15, 23, 27

12 noon • Southern Utah University Alumni House or Southern Utah Museum of Art. Click here for details.

$17.50 in advance through the Festival Ticket Office or online; $20 at the door.

Christmas in July

The Christmas in July Arts and Crafts Faire will be on the lawn facing 300 West Street directly across the street from the Randall L. Jones Theatre. Numerous art, craft, and food vendor booths will be available for visitors and locals alike. 

July 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., free to the public.

Costume fabric “Quiltations” and “Memory Globe” ornaments, handmade items, and Festival season key chains are provided by the Guild and will be available at Christmas in July and the Randall Gifts and Gallery.

Adopt an Actor

For a modest donation, you can "adopt" a Festival actor, wear a lanyard with his or her name on it, and write him or her a note. It's all in fun and a great way to support our amazing acting company.

Call or text 702-810-6959 for details.


  1. Dues are $30 for individuals, $50 for couples, $75 for families, $60 for businesses, and $15 for students. Further donations are welcome. All dues and donations are tax deductible.

  2. The Guild donates all profits from activities, membership dues and donations to the Festival. Over $51,000 was donated by the Guild to the Festival in the last two years.

  3. Members joining by May 1 have names printed in the Festival Souvenir Program.

  4. In addition to opportunities to volunteer for the Festival, Guild members receive free summer and fall company welcome barbecue invitations, and an invitation to the Guild’s annual meeting on June 4 at the Alumni House, featuring festival company speakers.

Top photo: Tasso Feldman (left) as Charley Wykeham, Betsy Mugavero as Kitty Verdun, Michael Doherty as Lord Rancourt Babberley, Brendan Marshall-Rashid as Jack Chesney, and Kelly Rogers as Amy Spettigue in Charley's Aunt, 2015. )