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Utah Shakespeare Festival

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Address: 351 W Center St, Cedar City, UT 84720-2470
Phone Number: +1 435-586-7878
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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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Highlight of Cedar City!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 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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Thanks for your review. See you next year! More 

Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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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Encino, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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 

Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Some of the finest theatre productions you can find anywhere, yet it is situated in the middle of southern Utah! Over the years we have seen many performances here and never been disappointed. The new theatre complex which just opened this season is breathtakingly beautiful. The theatres themselves are thoughtfully designed with excellent sight lines, acoustics, and consideration for patron... More 

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

Thanks for your review and your years of support! We love our new spaces too. See you next year. More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Our first visit to one of the top major Shakespeare festivals in the US! Thoroughly enjoyed all three productions we saw. First Julius Caesar (the only Shakespeare available in September) which was performed in the Anes Studio Theatre, a 'black box' that seats 200 in various configurations. This production was updated and I found it incredibly relevant to current affairs.... More 

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

Thanks for your review of our shows! After our 2016 season ends on October 22, we will return in June 2017 with a season of 9 additional plays in our three theaters. As You Like It Shakespeare In Love Romeo and Juliet Guys and Dolls Treasure Island A Midsummer Night's Dream The Tavern How to Fight Loneliness William Shakespeare's Long... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

My wfe and I have been coming to the Shakespeare Festival for thirty years, and somehow it keeps getting better all the time. It is first rate regional theater with professional actors drawn from all over the country. We have had many memorable experiences here. I highly recommend it.

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Thanks for your review and all your years of support. See you next summer! More 

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