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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival

3619 Broadway Blvd Ste 2, Kansas City, MO 64111-2305
+1 816-889-7827
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The Heart of America Shakespeare festival should not be missed. Their performance of Hamlet during... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Cleveland, Missouri
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This annual theater event is a Kansas City treasure! We've come every summer for many years... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Kansas City Missouri
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3619 Broadway Blvd Ste 2, Kansas City, MO 64111-2305
+1 816-889-7827
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

The Heart of America Shakespeare festival should not be missed. Their performance of Hamlet during Summer 2017 was great! I loved the pre-performance talk and the student parody of the play. My daughter was an intern there and learned so much.

Thank librarylady1953
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This annual theater event is a Kansas City treasure! We've come every summer for many years. Magnificent in every way!

Thank kansascity88
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is the best Shakespeare I've ever seen anywhere. We have been for 5 shows running and it never disappoints. The productions are top notch with actors who bring the stories to life in a clear, understandable way. Clever stagings and interpretations and completely professional....More

1  Thank yvoatelep
Reviewed 26 June 2016

The show is always quality, the seating is great with lots of good views no matter where you sit, and the food is fun and delicious. Plus-- it's free, and you can even bring your own food, drinks, and alcohol. Get there early for a...More

1  Thank Chelsea E
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Even people who believe they would never be interested in Shakespeare will have a great time. No matter if the production is a comedy or tragedy, there will be something that ropes you in to the story. And even if you have never experienced the...More

1  Thank ScrapppingGirl
Reviewed 25 June 2015

The show (King Lear) was a good production. The set was relatively elaborate for an outside (park) production, with great effects & sound. The actors were good - lots of feeling and emotion and they knew what they were doing. There were several choices of...More

1  Thank tdpitts
Reviewed 3 January 2015

I had never been to the festival before, but found it wonderful. There was pre-show entertainment, a lecture on the play and multiple food vendors. You can bring a blanket or lawn chairs, a picnic dinner, drinks, etc. It's a casual, enjoyable evening, with great...More

2  Thank MidwestYankee21
Reviewed 16 April 2014

If you are fortunate enough to be in KC in June or early July the Shakespeare Festival is fun and usually very good, feels authentic, great costumes and acting. Take a lawn chair, or blanket, your own cooler or buy it there. It is free,...More

1  Thank nosmokegranny
Reviewed 9 May 2013

We have been going for many many years and always enjoy the show. A class act. Bring your own chairs and / or blankets or you can pay for a reserved seat (just a plastic chair) and bring a picnic dinner for a wonderful night...More

1  Thank JackiePies
Reviewed 20 November 2012

This year the Festival featured two shows. The most amazing thing about these shows is how they are done in the middle of a park in Kansas City. The actors perform in both shows as different characters. The stage rotates and was used for both...More

1  Thank Bryn C
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