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Utah Shakespeare Festival

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Address: 351 W Center St, Cedar City, UT 84720-2470
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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An excellent experience!

The complex is brand new for this year and is wonderful! Though the old Adams Theatre is a thing of the past the new venues are amazing. The new Eccles Shakespearean Theatre is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Magna, Utah, United States
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Magna, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The complex is brand new for this year and is wonderful! Though the old Adams Theatre is a thing of the past the new venues are amazing. The new Eccles Shakespearean Theatre is patterned after the Adams theater with a slightly larger and more versatile stage. We attended two productions (one Shakespeare production - Much Ado About Nothing - and... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The new buildings are fabulous. Makes the whole experience even better. This is my sixth year at the Festival and every year it's better. We saw four shows and each one was in a different theater just across from the other. The Greenshow was so good this year as they've moved to a new spot within the complex of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amid the stunning national parks of Utah (Bryce, Capitol Reef, Zion) is a cultural treasure that is well worth your time in visiting. The Utah Shakespeare Festival consistently delivers with first-rate productions of not only Shakespeare, but also Broadway musicals, and modern classics. We've been going for more than 20 years and have never been disappointed. One of the best... More 

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The presentations are terrific, with great casts. We attended the comedy, Cocoanuts, and the theater was packed for a matinee. Can't think of a better place to go and get away for an afternoon.

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Thank Werner B
Provo, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family has done this every year for 11 years now and love it more each time. The shows are always very well done and with a variety that gives everyone a favorite. The last 2 years we have used the child care option for the grandbabies. They do a great job and help us enjoy the shows without worry.... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only are the actors and the plays professional and powerful you are able to take advantage of all the extras. Before each performance there is an orientation (free) and then the next day there is a discussion of the play. It's a total immersion in theater. The venues are comfortable and surrounding accommodations and restaurants reasonably priced.

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Las Vegas, NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been attending this Shakespeare festival for 10 years now and usually visit twice - once for summer season and once for fall. This year a third trip is called for, as we couldn't get. All the tickets we wanted on our first trip. This is the first year with their 2 new theaters and more productions. The talent... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This festival is one of the best I've attended. Excellent and extremely talented actors! I have never been disappointed in any of the plays I have seen, and I gave been coming over 15 years. Don't forget to see the free GREEN SHOW prior to the regular plays, as it adds to the overall experience!

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Thanks for your review! More 

Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many shows to choose from. The lineup every year they have a bit of everything. Broadway shows along with the world class Shakespeare productions (dramas, comedies,and histories). This summer I was able to see Mary Poppins and Much Ado about Nothing. I was afraid we would be rained out for the evening performance of Much Ado but we bought some... More 

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

Thanks for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your plays. We do perform during rainy weather, but there might be delays in the performance to let the storm pass. A majority of the audience is covered, but on the main floor front rows, we recommend a poncho if rain is forecast. Umbrellas cannot be used during a performance. More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shakespeare festival provides a wonderful variety of plays, both by Shakespeare himself and other gifted authors, presented in several different theaters. My favorite is the new outdoor Engelstad Theatre, a replica of the Elizabethan Globe Theatre. The festival also offers tours, behind-the-scenes experiences, and lectures.

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

Thanks for your review. While the plays are the main draw of a Festival visit, backstage tours, Repertory Magic, seminars, orientations and other activities enrich the experiences in the theatres. More 

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