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Alabama Shakespeare Festival

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Address: 1 Festival Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117
Phone Number: +1 334-271-5353
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, located in Montgomery - Alabama's state...

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, located in Montgomery - Alabama's state capital - is a fully professional regional theatre that produces around ten productions each season in association with Actors' Equity Association, The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and United Scenic Artists union. Productions of Shakespeare are at the artistic core of the company. Broadway musicals, children's productions, American classics and world premieres round out the annual offerings at ASF.

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We visited The Octagon to see Cinderella. What a wonderful time we had. The Octagon is a beautiful venue with every seat being the best in the theatre. The play itself was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Margaret F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Octagon to see Cinderella. What a wonderful time we had. The Octagon is a beautiful venue with every seat being the best in the theatre. The play itself was excellent with wonderful acting, beautiful stage sets, and an appreciative audience. The Octagon is just a small intimate theatre with the main theatre upstairs. The grounds are stunning.... More 

Thank Margaret F
Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw A Christmas Carol last December at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. The scenery, the acting, the ambience of the theater and grounds were all spectacular. It was a most memorable experience for us. I had been several times before, and was always equally impressed. Although we had balcony seats this time (which are less expensive), we did not feel deprived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

ASF is one of the crown jewels of Montgomery. The theater itself is beautiful, the acting is always extremely well done & has a fantastic variety of shows for all ages! Don't miss the surrounding gardens & grounds!

Thank Amylynne B
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This is the cream of the crop place to go in Montgomery. I went several times growing up and I was never disappointed in any of the performances on stage. Quite mesmerizing to see the acting, storytelling, and how they paint a better reality of some of the writings of Shakespeare. This is a must!

Thank akfusion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

One of best live performances of Dickens' A Christmas Carol ever! Stage really comes alive with mechanical effects--amazing!

Thank Deanie D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

A bit expensive but a great, great show. Didn't realize it was not the musical version until arrival.

Thank Beth H
Hoover, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I've been to the AL Shakespeare Festival on many occasions and have seen many shows here. The parking is close and easy, and the quality of the performance is quite good. In fact, I actually proposed to my wife onstage prior to a performance of the Great Gatsby here! Always a favorite.

Thank Kurt E
Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I utilize the theatre park for exercise activities. The scenery and atmosphere is beautiful. You owe it to yourself for relaxation and enjoyment. Quite and experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Today I went to see the Christmas Carol play and it was quiet fun. The play was very well organized, actors/actresses knew exactly what they were doing, I loved it. The only reason for 4 stars is the uncomfortable seating.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We have attended plays at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival for years, with A Christmas Carol being a holiday favorite. We don't live in Montgomery and drive more than an hour and a half to get to plays here, but it is worth the trip. This is a beautiful venue and the plays are so well done - acting, costumes, sets.... More 

Thank Jenny W

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