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Address: 1 Festival Dr, Montgomery, AL 36117-4605
Phone Number: +1 334-271-5353
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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A true cultural treasure lives just outside Montgomery, Alabama,The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. The Festival presents a mix of contemporary plays and musicals alongside... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Claude F
Bristol, Tennessee
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Bristol, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A true cultural treasure lives just outside Montgomery, Alabama,The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. The Festival presents a mix of contemporary plays and musicals alongside Shakespeare and other classical offerings. The theatre is beautiful and located in a gorgeous park setting just outside town. This is a first-class operation on every level. In addition, it's located just off the freeway and easily... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a truly delightful production of the story, Charlotte's Web. The cast and staging was wonderful for all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the matinee performance of The Mousetrap on October 1. Loved the set! Great performances by the entire cast. Our seats were on row H numbers 111 and 112. Those are great seats, and because of the divider there, you don't have to worry about seeing over the head of the person in front of you.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Winton Blount donated the ASF to Montgomery in the mid 1980s and ever since its been one of the best regional theaters in America. They will have Shakespeare and other world class playwrights, as well as world premieres. I just saw Charlottes Web-very good.

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Bay City, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

This was our first time attending a play and what better to see than Beauty and the Beast! Our seats were easily accessible and during the performance, the actors walked right by me, which instigated a seat change request from my youngest granddaughter! The only issue we encountered was the restroom. Down on the bottom level and only on one... More 

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Decatur, Alabama, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I attended Beauty and the Beast at the Alabama Shakespeare Theater on Saturday June 23. Loved the photo ops as you entered the theater along with a craft/dress up area for the young theater goers while waiting for the play to start. I will say that there is not a lot of leg room in row N. My husband is... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

One of my favorite things about living in Montgomery is having the ASF right here in town. The productions are all first rate. When someone attends a show here for the first time, they are usual blown away by the atmosphere and the performance. If you have never attended, it is a real treat. If you are visiting town and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

We went to Montgomery to the Shakespeare theatre to see their production of Beauty and the Beast and it was an outstanding production. The acting, dancing, singing, costumes, props and stage sets were all top notch! Every staff person we met were friendly and helpful. We told a grandchild with us and all three us were thoroughly entertained! This was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places in Montgomery! The plays here are always fantastic. I've seen Mary Poppins, Taming the Shrew, A Midsummer Nights Dream, The Little Mermaid, and more. Would recommend this for any family or friends night out. Definitely a little pricey but totally worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

I had heard about this but never been. My mistake! It is SO nice! We saw a Midsummer nights dream and it was super! They have great talent and the grounds and all properties are just nice. Super classy place to hang out!

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