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Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Grounds of Boscobel House and Gardens, Cold Spring, NY 10516
+1 845-265-9575
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An experience worth trying... but be warned!

My husband and I attended a show and partook in the picnic prior to the play as well. The food was... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Ericaheartsvacy
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Riverside, California
Brilliant Theater Company

My wife and I have been coming out from the west coast to attend the HVSF summer series for the... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Bikash1958
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Fremont, California
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“large tent” (3 reviews)
“arrive early” (3 reviews)
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Grounds of Boscobel House and Gardens, Cold Spring, NY 10516
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+1 845-265-9575
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

My husband and I attended a show and partook in the picnic prior to the play as well. The food was decent, I suggest the salmon. The service was nice and the view was amazing! It truly was a romantic experience- even with it being...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been coming out from the west coast to attend the HVSF summer series for the last two years. This company is fresh, their plays are inventive and the actors are stellar. If you can break away to see "Pride and...More

1  Thank Bikash1958
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Set on the grounds of Boscobel Mansion, Shakespearean plays and others are done in a large tent with the Hudson river in the background. The setting almost becomes part of the plays. you can picnic on the lawn before the play with a wonderful view...More

Thank Timothy M
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Have attended a number of performances. Be sure to arrive early to explore the grounds and get spectacular views of the Hudson River Valley. People also bring picnic baskets and enjoy treats beforehand. Top talent usually performing Shakespearean plays but they have also done Our...More

Thank Afoodie65
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

I bought tickets on-line after hours. Clicked wrong date. Called immediately and box office refused to change date - all sales final. Rep actually said they like it when people book wrong date and are happy to re-book for correct date - and charge for...More

1  Thank Karen V
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

We moved from Manhattan to Putnam County in 1987 and have been attending the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival at the Boscobel grounds every year since. 30 years of seeing 2 or 3 plays per season. And in all of that time, every show (except for...More

Thank 1VoiceInTheCrowd
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Amazing play about publishing the complete Works of William Shakespeare. Touching, funny, thought-provoking, and always a great event at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. I would recommend this place to anyone

Thank Louise N
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is a top shelf theatrical production at a drop dead gorgeous site. Come early, picnic, enjoy one of the valley's most beautiful places and then be throughly entertained by the play. You will be glad you did and thank me...More

Thank B0bPol
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A real treasure right here in the beautiful Hudson Valley! We saw 'As You Like It' on a beautiful summer evening at the beginning of August. We started our evening with a picnic of wine and cheese on the sprawling lawn of Boscobel. Although there...More

Thank catmeow3
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

I live locally and attend a performance annually. I never get tired of the grounds and the views. What a wonderful backdrop for theater. Picnicking is available prior to the performance. The acting is always outstanding. What more can be said. Any play that is...More

Thank tonisweetb
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barbara m
26 July 2017|
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Response from 1VoiceInTheCrowd | Reviewed this property |
There are many good restaurants in nearby Cold Spring, as an alternative to a pre-show picnic on the lawn if it rains
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