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Great River Shakespeare Festival

79 E 3rd St, Winona, MN 55987-3447
+1 507-474-7900
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Truly fantastic art

Immersive professional theatre. GRSF puts on phenomenal plays designed to reach Shakespeare lovers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dan B
Wonderful theater held at Univierstiy of MN Winona campus!

Experience professional theater at its best on the university campus complete with air conditioning... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2017
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The premiere Shakespeare Festival in the Southern Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, Northern Iowa region. With year round events and performances, the Festival culminates in a six week residency at Winona State University Performing Arts Center producing music and theater performances from late June until early August.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Immersive professional theatre. GRSF puts on phenomenal plays designed to reach Shakespeare lovers and newbies. Every evening show this year has a concert on the green outside the theatre from 6-7pm. Midsummer Night's Dream is a kooky and caring take on the classic play -...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Experience professional theater at its best on the university campus complete with air conditioning amidst summer heat! Recommend getting season tickets so you are able to experience all the productions plus other special events. 2018 productions have just been announced so check them out online!!...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

There productions are always very good. This year we choose Richard III. It was well staged with excellent performers. They continue to do a wonderful job with their festival. You should definitely go and see one of the shows this Summer.

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Reviewed March 15, 2016

This is a true gem of Winona and everyone should take the time to enjoy at least one Shakespear play in their lifetime.

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Eileen M, Public Relations Manager at Great River Shakespeare Festival, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

Thank you for attending Great River Shakespeare Festival! We hope to see you for Season 14!

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Reviewed October 26, 2015

Assessable, interesting and enjoyable. This is the best live Shakespeare experience you are likely to have for a thousand miles.

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Eileen M, Public Relations Manager at Great River Shakespeare Festival, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

Thank you! We hope to see you for Season 14!

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Reviewed September 1, 2015

My wife and I can say that we have watched every main stage Shakespeare production of the Great River Shakespeare Festival over the past ten years. And we have enjoyed the very professional and very creative plays. The productions are put together by a very...More

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Eileen M, Public Relations Manager at Great River Shakespeare Festival, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! GRSF would be nothing without patrons like you. We hope to see you again this season.

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Reviewed September 1, 2015

We saw the 1940's take on Romeo and Juliet - especially appreciated the pre-show explanation of how the cast members fit together.

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Eileen M, Public Relations Manager at Great River Shakespeare Festival, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We're glad to hear patrons appreciate what we add to Shakespeare's classics. We hope you can make it back for Season 14!

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Reviewed August 8, 2015

On hazy summer afternoon or night Winona has a luring event for you:The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF). This is Shakespeare like The Bard meant it to be:poignant;intimate;and funny. The small size of the theater dissolves the wall between player and audience. This is a...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is our fifth trip for the Great River Shakespeare Festival. High quality productions, lots of activities like front pourch discussion, pre-show conversations, concerts in the courtyard. Best vacation pick. If you like Shakespeare, you must add this to your list! Beautiful venue, reasonably priced...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2015

We saw Much Ado About Nothing and laughed til the tears freely ran. This is the fourth or fifth time we have seen this play done by other companies and it is the equal of any of the others, even American Players Theater. We particularly...More

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In 2015, student prices are $10, and adult tickets range from $40 for the good seats, or $25 for the back seats.
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