Utah Shakespeare Festival

Walking the tree-lined avenue of the Utah Shakespeare Festival lively music beckons you like the Pied Piper. Taking your seat in the grand Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre, the lights come up and Elizabethan costumed actors take to the stage. You’ve entered a time warp and a magical evening under the stars is about to begin.

The Utah Shakespeare Festival was founded in 1961 by a young theater professor named Fred C. Adams. Each year the Festival welcomes over 100,000 guests from all over the country and the world.

The Festival is one of the oldest and largest Shakespeare festivals in North America and most of the Festival’s lead actors are members of the Actors’ Equity Association and come from all over the country, including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. Famous actors that have appeared on the Festival stage include Harold Gould, Benjamin Bratt, Jeremy Irons, Bradley Whitford (NBC’s The West Wing), Matt Bomer (USA’s White Collar) and Ty Burrell (ABC’s Modern Family).

In 2000, the Utah Shakespeare Festival received the coveted Tony Award for America’s Outstanding Regional Theatre. The Tony Award is the most prestigious and sought-after award in live theatre—the equivalent to the Academy Award in film—and is presented by the American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theatres and Producers. The Festival was nominated for the award by the American Theatre Critics Association.

Get fully immersed in the world of The Bard.

2024 Season
June 17 to October 5

Henry VIII
June 17 – September 5, 2024
Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

The Winter’s Tale
June 18 – September 6, 2024
Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

The Taming of The Shrew
June 19 – September 7, 2024
Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing
June 21 – October 5, 2024
Randall L. Jones Theatre

The 39 Steps
June 22 – October 5, 2024
Randall L. Jones Theatre

Silent Sky
July 12 – October 5, 2024
Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

The Mountaintop
July 13 – October 5, 2024
Eileen and Allen Anes Studio Theatre

For additional information visit www.bard.org.