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Utah Shakespeare Festival

351 W Center St, Cedar City, UT 84720-2470
+1 435-586-7878
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One of the better regional theatres in the area

USFdoes a few things really well. The Shakespeare plays are nearly always well done, with good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel S
,
Germany
Pretty Good

We go to the Shakespeare festival every year summer and fall. I like to take the family but for the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
margosmith
,
ogden, utah
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The Utah Shakespeare Festival produces the work of Shakespeare and other classic playwrights in three spaces at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts in Cedar City Utah. Plays, orientations, seminars, Greenshows, classes, camps, and tours complete a Festival experience.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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351 W Center St, Cedar City, UT 84720-2470
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

USFdoes a few things really well. The Shakespeare plays are nearly always well done, with good acting, great costumes, and outstanding scenery and staging. They usually do one musical every year: if you're into musicals, you'll probably love them. The audience tends to be older...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the Shakespeare festival every year summer and fall. I like to take the family but for the last few years the Shakespeare Festival has started to perform a few sleazy plays that are NOT suitable for families. This has been a little...More

Thank margosmith
Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review and for your many years of attendance. Acceptable content varies widely from person to person, but we are committed to helping our guests choose shows that are acceptable to them. We provide content advisories on our plays, which help guests know...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw "The Tavern" with our elderly mother, a resident of Cedar City. We all enjoyed the seats and play.

Thank Kathy G
Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

First time going to the Shakespearean festival and will definitely go back. Very easy to find, parking was easy and staff is pleasant & knowledgeable. You can walk around the area and take photos of the different Shakespeare statues.

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thanks for your review! Hope to see you back at the Festival soon.

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I have been going to the Shakespearean festival in cedar for years now. I go every year with a friend in August. I haven't ever been disappointed in a show. The talent is top notch. The new outdoor theatre is great, not a bad seat...More

Thank Danny Jamie B
Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thanks for your review and for all your years of support of the Festival. See you next summer!

Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is one of the very best Shakespeare Festivals in the world. It utilizes multiple theaters and presents productions on a repertory schedule, allowing a traveler to see as many as 5 plays in 4 days. Staging, acting, direction and design operate on the highest...More

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thanks for your review and your support of the Festival! See you next year!

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I honestly wondered if my teams would get into watching Midsummer Nights Dream. But they were laughing along with the rest of the audience. Even my daughter with Down syndrome was laughing hysterically at some of the visual jokes. The physicality and comedic timing of...More

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks for brining your teens to the Festival! The free pre-show orientations are a great way to lessen any hesitation about attending and understanding Shakespeare. The orientation leader will give enough information to help everyone with the characters and plot, and then our talented actors...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is an interesting set of plays. We saw "Shakespeare in Love", "Romeo and Juliet", and "As You Like It". The acting, singing, and musical performances are superb. The stories are hard to follow for the first 30 minutes because of the...More

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This was our fourth trip to the festival and as always it did not disappoint us. We plan our trip to see five plays over three days. We saw As you Like It and Shakespeare In Love in the Engelstad Theatre. This s a wonderful...More

Thank McWett
Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks for your comments about Cedar City, the Festival, and the amazing artists who work here. See you next year!

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Whenever I attend this amazing festival, I am overwhelmed by the quality of the performances and the free seminars. Where else can you see a new play like "How to Fight Loneliness," a wonderful interpretation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," one of the most beautiful...More

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks for your great review. We offer an immersive theatre experience. So much more than just a night at the theatre! Guests can set up a visit like this: pre-show orientation 1:15 and 6:45 performance 2 pm and 8 pm play discussion 9 am and...More

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