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Utah Shakespeare Festival

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Address: 351 W Center St, Cedar City, UT 84720-2470
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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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Looking Forward to 2017 Season

We have lived in Cedar City for 13 years and found broadway quality theater in abundance here. We admit to being a little bit biased this season. Our granddaughter, a senior at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cedar City, Utah
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have lived in Cedar City for 13 years and found broadway quality theater in abundance here. We admit to being a little bit biased this season. Our granddaughter, a senior at Southern Utah University is assistant director for two productions. Guys & Dolls is one and Midsummer Night's Dream is the other. Grandma and I are certain they will... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We love our student assistants, and it is great that they get experience at a professional theatre. We are excited for those shows too! More 

Cedar City, Utah
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

The price of admission is great for the entertainment if you enjoy Shakespearean plays. Certainly would go again.

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

Thanks for your review! Our seasons contain both Shakespeare and other types of shows each year. 2017 includes 3 Shakespeare plays: Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, and A Midsummer Night's Dream; two plays about Shakespeare: Shakespeare In Love and William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged); and four other titles: Treasure Island, Guys and Dolls, The Tavern, and... More 

Cedar City, Utah
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

I've attended the Shakespearean Festival since I was young. It's fully of talent and enthusiasm and so much fun.

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

Thank you for your support of the Festival! More 

Cedar City, Utah
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed November 18, 2016

The Utah Shakespeare Festival has come a very long way since it's humble beginnings. Winning the 2000 Tony award for outstanding regional theatre really put it on the map! The staff(not just actors) have really dialed in the Renaissance feel when you visit with the green show and performances! Highly recommended visit!

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

Thanks for your review and your support of the Festival. See you next year! More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We attended "Julius Caesar" in the new Anes Studio Theater and loved it! This production used modern clothing and props, but did not change any of the language of the play. The studio theater was a new experience - very intimate (only seating about 200 people). The acting, directing, staging, lighting and sound were all incredible - absolutely professional and... More 

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

Thanks for your review. See you next year! More 

Cedar City, Utah
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016

We moved to Cedar City just to make attending the USF easier. There is a wide range of plays available in 3 very different theatres. Be sure to attend the pre-show orientations and the post-show seminars. At the actors' seminar you can interact with a couple of actors. We loved the stories at the Props and Costume seminars. At Repertory... More 

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

Thanks for your review. I am so glad you have found all the events that enrich the experience of attending a play. Backstage Tours and Repertory Magic are ticketed events, as you know, but the rest of the enriching events are free! See you next year. More 

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Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Saw Julius Caesar and Murder for Two. Both were great. Great plays, great actors, great productions, great venues

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

Thanks for your review. More 

Encino, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This production was, by far, the best Shakespeare production that we have ever seen, anywhere. The acting (which is in the round) was uniformly excellent and emotional. The setting at the new Shakespeare theater is excellent. Cannot recommend this enough.

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

Thanks for your review. We are so happy you loved Julius Caesar. We definitely love our new spaces look forward to many more productions in them. More 

Cedar City, Utah
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97 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

USF is a very high quality experience in an unexpected place. The facilities are remarkable and the quality of production is very high end. We bring people all the time to experience the community and always include a play at the USF.

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

Thanks for your review and for sharing USF with your friends and family. See you next year. More 

Las Vegas, NV
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

I attend the Utah Shakespeare Festival twice every year, seeing half of the plays in the summer and the other half in the fall. This year's season was, I believer, the best over all that I have seen. Not only does this Festival give audiences the opportunity to experience brilliantly acted, directed, and staged Shakespeare, it also provides a musical... More 

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

Thanks for your review and your support of the Festival. We do intend for our new facilities to be even better next year. See you then! More 

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