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Colorado Shakespeare Festival

1301 Grandview Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309
+1 303-492-8008
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Nothing tame about this play!

I have never seen "The Taming of the Shrew" but this season I was able to thanks to CSF! Set in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
La Junta, Colorado
An amazing experience high in the Colorado Rockies.

We went to see the "Taming of the Shrew" reworked to take place in "Little Italy" in New York right... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lakewood, Colorado
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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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1301 Grandview Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309
+1 303-492-8008
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never seen "The Taming of the Shrew" but this season I was able to thanks to CSF! Set in post-war, New York, the cast provided a humorous consideration to the highly charged "war of the sexes." Scott Coopwood as "Petruchio" was excellent! An...More

Thank DrCheese
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to see the "Taming of the Shrew" reworked to take place in "Little Italy" in New York right after WWII. We went on opening night and really enjoyed the production. Colorado's weather is beautiful for this sort of venue, and the weather was...More

Thank gridiron62
Reviewed June 18, 2017

We have seen Shakespeare in Chicago, and Spring Green, and Ashland OR, and this can hold a candle to any of them. Professional actors, and creative direction made the June production of The Taming of the Shrew completely enjoyable. Often panned as a misogynistic story,...More

Thank bretjina
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We attended a play inside one summer and another the next summer at the outdoor theatre. Both were well-done and entertaining. The outdoor venue had a special charm and refreshments for sale. They even have back-rest seats to put on top of benches which was...More

Thank alamofamily
Reviewed October 10, 2016

I've attended over a dozen plays at CSF over 10 years, and though it is something look forward to every summer, I have to admit that I feel mixed about the quality of the performances. Some are really very good, but I'm sad to say...More

Thank momo-colorado
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This is always a highlight of our summer. Beautiful outdoor Amphitheatre . Small imitate setting, clever set designs. and great acting. It does not get much better. Not a bad seat in the house. Go early and sit outside with a pinic. You can even...More

Thank katfish219
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I personally am a HUGE Shakespeare fan and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival does such a good job every year. This year I went to see "Cymbeline" and "A Comedy of Errors" and both were amazing. I love how each year they choose a Shakespeare show...More

Thank Zoe W
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Went to see Comedy of Errors in their outdoor theatre. Absolutely loved it. The theatre is lovely and they handed out folding bleacher seats. A little hard to find where to go if you're not familiar with the campus, but well worth it.

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed August 2, 2016

This season, the CSF has chosen for its non-Shakespearean play Bill Cain's "Equivocation." This brilliant play speculates on how Shakespeare's company would have reacted to a request by King James's prime minister to put on a play about the Gunpowder plot (1605). In attempting to...More

Thank JLAcademic
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Outdoor theater under the growing stars on a warm Colorado summer evening - what could be better? This theater company runs several shows in an outdoor and a nearby indoor space throughout the summer. We choose a performance outside, which can be risky, as the...More

Thank BethCentennial
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karen m
June 11, 2015|
Response from Bolderbean | Property representative |
Hello Karen, You can find our calendar for this summer at our website by clicking calendar on the top right. Sorry, Tripadvisor won't let us post a direct link! Or please give us a call at 303-492-8008 and we'll be happy... More