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Colorado Shakespeare Festival

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Address: University of Colorado campus, Boulder, CO
Phone Number: +1 303-492-8008
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company in...
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder. Since 1958 the festival has celebrated and explored Shakespeare and his continuing influence and vitality through productions of superior artistic quality, education and community engagement. CSF strives to preserve the classics of the past and pursue the classics of the future. Fueled by artistry and scholarship, the festival seeks to expand the cultural richness of the region by inspiring, challenging, and cultivating the imagination of audiences and artists. Plays are performed beneath summer night skies in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and in the newly renovated indoor University Theatre.
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Much better than it used to be!

We were season ticket holders over a decade ago but stopped going in part because the performances were often painfully bad. We saw Othello at the preview show on Friday and it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were season ticket holders over a decade ago but stopped going in part because the performances were often painfully bad. We saw Othello at the preview show on Friday and it was phenomenal!!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I can't say enough good things about this production. The play is brilliant and the actors bring it to life! I am an avid theatre goer and certain productions stick in my mind and become part of my sense memory. "Wittenberg" is one of those. If I lived in the area I would go back and see it again...but unfortunately... More 

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Bolderbean, Public Relations Manager at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! We hope that you come back next time you're in Boulder! More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

One of the true cultural gems in Boulder. This is the second longest running Shakespeare Festival in the nation. Watching an experienced troupe do Shakespeare under the stars is truly a magical adventure! Take a picnic or enjoy one of the many amazing restaurants in Boulder beforehand for a completely enchanting evening.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Enjoy one of the best National Shakespere companies and the beautiful Colorado Rockies summer evening. One of a kind evenings for the summer.

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Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Love this event! Get the early bird tickets for much cheaper. Great productions, great scenery, great setting.

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Bolderbean, Public Relations Manager at Colorado Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words... hope to see you at CSF this summer! More 

Boulder, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The only draw back to this Festival is the lack of signage on campus to get you to the Mary Rippon Theater. We saw Merry Wives of Windsor set in the 60s and it was great.

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had a wonderful date night at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival on Boulder Campus this summer. Bonus, we ran into my wife's sister & her husband. CSF supplies comfy chairs and has cold beverages for sale. Service is oddly very SLOW. Aside from that, great experience. The actors were top notch and we had a wonderful evening. Bonus: strolling around... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The atmosphere at this outdoor theater is magical. Order a Bard's Ale at the concession stand and enjoy!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It is really a pleasant time, sitting under the stars in the cool Colorado air hearing Shakespeare's words. The outdoor venue is perfect. Is it the most inspired Shakespeare production you can find? No, but the actors are very competent and the direction is inoffensive and easy to follow. All in all I had a nice time. Good for families... More 

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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent performances with some very clever production design. The indoor theater is OK, but nothing to brag about. The outdoor theater is a much nicer venue as long as the weather is pleasant.

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Address: Address: University of Colorado campus, Boulder, CO
Phone Number: +1 303-492-8008
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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