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Ten Things You May Not Know about Our Theatres

The Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre
The Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre
The Randall L. Jones Theatre

The Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

The Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

The Randall L. Jones Theatre

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is proud to produce plays in three very different but beautiful and functional theatres. The Randall L. Jones Theatre provides a beautiful indoor space for “Shakespeares of other lands,” as well as the occasional play by Shakespeare himself. The Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre is patterned after open-air theatres of Shakespeare’s day, offering guests a performance area under the stars, but with modern day amenities. And the Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre offers a smaller playing space perfect for adding an intimate experience for playgoers.

And even though you may have been attending the Festival for many years, we are sure there are things you don’t know about our three theatres:

  1. This summer marks the fifth anniversary of the Beverley Center for the Arts, the physical home of all three of our theatres. The grand opening was July 7, 2016, and the Engelstad and Anes theatres presented their first plays that summer.

  2. The Randall Theatre is older. It opened in 1989 but now joins its younger sibling theatres as part of the Beverley Center.

  3. The Randall Theatre is named after a Cedar City native known as the father of tourism in southern Utah and whose family was a major donor toward the building.

  4. The Anes Theatre was designed with color-changing LED light fixtures, allowing wide flexibility. Nearly half of these fixtures feature a moving head which allows computerized panning and tilting.

  5. The Randall Theatre has approximately 350-400 theatre lighting fixtures, and the Engelstad Theatre has approximately 250-300.

  6. There are twenty-eight speakers throughout the Beverley Center to present an aural experience throughout the day.

  7. The Englestad Theatre has a sound system that provides an immersive aural experience with forty-six total speakers. At full output they produce 37,900 watts.

  8. The Festival’s recording studio can receive audio from any of the three theatres, allowing our artists and technicians to record backing tracks while rehearsal is in progress.

  9. The Engelstad Theatre seats approximately 921playgoers; the Randall Theatre, approximately 770; and the Anes Theatre, approximately 200.

  10. The Randall L. Jones Theatre was featured in the August 1990 edition of Architecture magazine.

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