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Wonderful group of people making theater a true community experience, accessible to everyone!

We frequently attend shows put on by the HVSF and they are always entertaining. We enjoy the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kathryn P
Local Talent No Longer an Oxymoron

Delightful evenings can be had under the tent. It's fun to bring a picnic along before the show... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
eldon pwwka c
Cold Spring, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We frequently attend shows put on by the HVSF and they are always entertaining. We enjoy the setting and the chance to eat a picnic dinner on the grounds as well. However, I was especially impressed by their decision to create a community project around...More

Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful evenings can be had under the tent. It's fun to bring a picnic along before the show. For a local stage, the HVS attracts a game acting roster - a few pro, semi-pro, mixed in with a few extras. I prefer the classical presentations...More

Thank eldon pwwka c
Reviewed 3 August 2018

I go to the Shakespeare Festival at Boscobel a few times each summer. Just saw the Robin Hood production. It was terrific. Funny, romantic, a great story in a beautiful setting. Even the songs were entertaining. Go out and see it!

Thank lalagirl123
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The setting is unbelievably gorgeous, and the tent has great views, so when the action on stage lags, just look at the natural scenery outdoors. Taming of the Shrew was hard to watch because of an excessive politically correct interpretation which just made it unpleasant...More

Thank Laurence J
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Excellent play, the actors are so talented. A play the whole family could see. Setting on the grounds overlooking the Hudson River is breathtaking.

Thank grabtheblessing7
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

How can you go wrong, enjoying the words of the Bard being performed in a beautiful “tent” on the gorgeous grounds of Boscobel, with the Hudson River in the distance? Good acting and creative costumes also contribute to a lovely evening activity

Thank 47Pols
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Magnificent production this season of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, directed by Shana Cooper. Bring a picnic supper and wine to enjoy the grounds before the performance. Nine of us had a stellar evening!

Thank T2011PQcarol
Reviewed 31 August 2017

My husband and I attended a show and partook in the picnic prior to the play as well. The food was decent, I suggest the salmon. The service was nice and the view was amazing! It truly was a romantic experience- even with it being...More

1  Thank Ericaheartsvacy
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been coming out from the west coast to attend the HVSF summer series for the last two years. This company is fresh, their plays are inventive and the actors are stellar. If you can break away to see "Pride and...More

1  Thank Bikash1958
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Set on the grounds of Boscobel Mansion, Shakespearean plays and others are done in a large tent with the Hudson river in the background. The setting almost becomes part of the plays. you can picnic on the lawn before the play with a wonderful view...More

Thank Timothy M
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barbara m
26 July 2017|
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Response from 1VoiceInTheCrowd | Reviewed this property |
There are many good restaurants in nearby Cold Spring, as an alternative to a pre-show picnic on the lawn if it rains