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Address: 351 West Center Street, Cedar City, UT 84720
Phone Number: 14355867878
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Utah Shakespeare Festival produces the work of Shakespeare and other...

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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It's hard to believe that in the Land of the Mormon there is one of the world's best Shakespeare Festivals. But in the tiny town of Cedar City, on the grounds on the Southern... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

It's hard to believe that in the Land of the Mormon there is one of the world's best Shakespeare Festivals. But in the tiny town of Cedar City, on the grounds on the Southern Utah State College campus, sits the Utah Shakespeare Festival. There is a very accurate replica of the historic Globe Theatre in London. The plays run from... More 

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! Our 2016 season is lining up to be just as great with all the activities you described that happen in addition to the plays. Thanks for taking the time to review us. More 

Arizona
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433 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

For several years we have talked about coming here for the Festival. This year we finally made it. We were not disappointed. The facility was quite nice and with the new outdoor theater next door under construction it will be really nice. It was a bit chilly in the theater. (It was 48 degrees and rainy that day.) Seemingly because... More 

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. So glad you enjoyed Dracula - every season we perform Shakespeare, musicals, and other theatrical works. More 

Cedar City, Utah
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

1st time visiting shakespeare the staff was very friendly and helpful will be back to see more shows and read about shakespeare and to see moives in there new building, they had some really neat articles there and soveiners to buy as well as snacks to purchase

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Hope you will be back! More 

Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Volunteers direct visitors and offer great advice for dining in the community. The plays were great. This is definitely a yearly must! We saw South Pacific and Charles Aunt. Try the pastries when you go to the Green Show.

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Our volunteers are truly wonderful to help our guests make the most out of their time in Cedar City. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I went by myself. The drive from Las Vegas was quick and easy. The venue is quaint, the weather fabulous! I loved it.

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

So glad you had a good trip. The drive from Las Vegas is very easy: 2.5 hours, I-15 the whole way. More 

Provo, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have gone to the shows for many years and are never disappointed. Looking forward to seeing and using the new facilities.

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We'll see you in our new spaces in 2016. More 

Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I was able to both view plays here and compete in workshops and competitions. It is a great place to learn and grow as an actor and see others do the same. The campus grounds are beautiful as well.

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It is true that a Festival experience is more than what is on our stages: seminars, orientations, tours, free pre-show, camps, classes, and more. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We saw the Gentlemen of Verona and the several of the actors were really really good. They made the play come alive. This was good as the seats were really uncomfortable. Maybe when the new theatre is built, they will get better seats. The play was good and packed. It was enjoyable to see a play that is not presented... More 

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It is a treat to see the less-produced Shakespeare plays, so stay tuned for some other rare gems in the coming years. The Festival has committed to produce all of Shakespeare's plays by 2025 (we started this initiative in 2012). I am sorry you did not like your seats. The next time you call for tickets,... More 

Maui, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The Shakespeare Festival's production of "Dracula" exceeded all expectations. Very well acted with some creative stage direction. Moody and atmospheric, with some special effects that were surprising. A great night out that we thoroughly enjoyed.

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of Dracula! So glad you enjoyed the performance, and I hope you come back to check out our other productions. More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We attended their King Lear and Amadeus productions, both were exceptionally well done. Theater here is one of best in the country.

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Kami T, Manager at Utah Shakespeare Festival, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! See you next year! More 

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