Utah Shakespeare Festival

A scene from in Utah Shakespeare Festival's Henry IV Part 1.

Karl Hugh, Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2014

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is held during the summer and fall on the campus of Southern Utah University in Cedar City.

The festival, founded in 1961, now draws an audience of nearly 130,000 and has a $7 million budget.

The 2014 season runs from June 23 to Oct. 18.

New American Playwrights Project to present three staged readings at Utah Shakespeare Festival

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May 9, 2015


Utah Shakespeare Festival selected as stop for Shakespeare on the Road

A group from the University of Warwick and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust are embarking on a tour of festivals throughout the United States to more fully understand... Read more »

July 17, 2014


'Twelfth Night' is nonstop fun

"Twelfth Night" is full of music, laughter and fun. Read more »

July 14, 2014


'Measure for Measure' tackles the giant question of justice

The Utah Shakespeare Festival offers a dark comedy that explores right versus wrong and asks whether a punishment fits its crime. Read more »

July 12, 2014


'Sense and Sensibility' is filled with just that

Utah Shakespeare Festival offers up a lovely Jane Austen adaptation. Read more »

July 10, 2014


Utah Shakespeare Festival's easy to follow 'Henry IV Part 1' is majestic rendering

Despite a flaw in a central relationship portrayal, Utah Shakespeare Festival’s “Henry IV Part 1” shows intelligence with a vivid spirit. Read more »

July 8, 2014

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