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"Let me give humble thanks for all at once."
—Henry VI Part Three

General Fund

The Festival is counting on you to keep our artistic vision alive and growing. So we ask you to become a member of the Festival family today.

As you might imagine, ticket sales alone cannot cover the costs of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s productions and all of the additional educational activities we’ve added to round out the Festival experience. We hope you will help by donating and becoming a valued member.

Send your gift to:
Utah Shakespeare Festival
Development Office
351 W. Center Street
Cedar City, UT 84720

(435) 865-8002

To donate online, click below and choose the donation campaign you wish to contribute to, including Annual Contribution and Membership, Dr. Michael Flachmann Fellows, Endowment Fund, Words3, or the Capital Improvement Fund.

Company Matching Gifts

Double your gift to the Festival by using your company's matching gift program.

Many companies and corporations have matching gift programs and will match their employees' gifts to the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Please inquire with your company and, if this benefit is available, enclose your matching gift form with your donation, or contact the Festival Development Office at 435-586-7880 for assistance. Memberships matched by your company are totally tax-deductible by your company.

Artistic Initiative Fund

The Utah Shakespeare Festival's newest fund was established by Artistic Director Brian Vaughn to enhance the artistic excellence of all Festival productions. Created to promote the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s growth in artistic excellence, the fund consists of three major components:

  1. Establish and identify a core group of actors, directors, and designers who regularly appear on and off our stages.

  2. Utilize resources from the fund to support, enhance, and increase the size and scope of our production design aesthetic.

  3. Increase the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s national and international exposure and profile; this includes attending national conferences, utilizing new technology to support our marketing strategies, and exploring outreach and touring opportunities.

To date, the Artistic Initiative Fund has raised over $100,000, and we thank you for your generosity.

Bardway Baby!, the Festival's annual late-night concert of Broadway show tunes performed by Festival company members, is the major event in support of the Artistic Initiative Fund.

Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre Seat Sales


Name a seat in the new Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre for you, a loved one, or a business. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a donation and place a plaque on the seatback of your choice in this remarkable outdoor theatre in the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts.

Seats are available now in all sections, except the Lord's Gallery, so choose the one you want before it's too late. Put your name on one seat or on an entire row. It's up to you! Seat donations are 100 percent tax deductible, and all funds support the Festival plays and educational programs.

Have questions? Check out our Questions and Answers page.

Contact Donn Jersey at 435-865-8002 or email to select and order your seats.

Corporate and Foundation Giving

Giving to the arts benefits our culture and gives our lives fulfillment. Join with other businesses in enriching our culture and lifestyle with plays that touch the soul and also make us laugh.

Top photo: David Pichette (left) as Gremio, Peter Sham as Baptista Minola, Brian Vaughn as Petruchio, and Michael Doherty as Tranio in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of The Taming of the Shrew.