In summer months, the Festival offers free nightly Greenshow performances featuring music, song, and comedic tales and entertainment on the outdoor stage. During the Summer Festival there are six plays in two theaters: the outdoor Adams Shakespearean Theatre, which is a replica of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and features only Shakespeare plays; and the indoor Randall L Jones Theatre, a modern setting that features contemporary works.
During the Fall Festival there are three plays, free actor, literary and prop seminars, backstage tours and play orientation before all shows.
Backstage Tours and Seminars
The Backstage Tour is a fun way to step behind the scenes to discover the inner workings of the Festival and see various production areas, including costume, makeup, and scene shops. Guests also have the opportunity to attend one the Literary Seminars and join in on lively conversation between the play directors and audience members (sometimes actors may be there as well). Participants are asked to voice honest opinions about aspects of the play. Seminars take place in the Seminar Grove, Tuesday through Sunday.
Curtain Call lunches provide guests with a chance to enjoy a delicious meal and great discussion with a Festival actor or other artist. Listen to an actor, designer, director or other Festival luminary over lunch. Discover what goes into making a play possible from those involved in the process. This is also your chance to ask questions you have being dying to ask. Curtain Call lunches are at 12 noon each Friday in July and August. Tickets can be purchased before lunch.
The Greenshow and Play Orientations
Before watching the Festival plays, guests may be inspired to participate in the Greenshow. The Greenshow allows immersion into the music and dance, enjoy a treat and relax on the grass below magnificent trees for shade. The Greenshow is held in the courtyard surrounding Adams Theatre, and is free. There are also play orientations offered before each show. Here, guests can get a quick overview of the production they are about to see.
The Utah Shakespeare Festival is located on the campus of Southern Utah University in Cedar City. Coming from the north or south, take I-15 Exit #59. Head east on 200 North, to 300 West, then head south to Center Street. The Randall Jones Theater is on the corner of 300 W. and Center St. 351 W Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720
To purchase tickets to the Utah Shakespearean Festival and other activities call (435)-586-7878 or 1-800-PLAYTIX. (800) 752-9849.