Colorado Shakespeare Festival

The stage at Boulder, Colorado Shakespeare Festival
The stage at Boulder, Colorado Shakespeare Festival


Yesterday’s Classics

Where art thou suggesting we spend the summer nights of our youth?  Thou should hustle thy tail down to thy neighborhood Colorado Shakespeare Festival.  Thou will appreciate it, et tu Brute.

The Colorado Shakespeare festival has been thriving and growing at CU Boulder since 1958.  Performed outdoors in the Mary Rippon and inside the recently remodeled University Theater. Plays run most of the summer, starting June 7th, 2014.  The final curtain of the season is August 10th, 2014. 

2014 Colorado Shakespeare Festival Schedule

  • The Tempest, 6/7/14 through 8/10/14
  • I Hate Hamlet 6/13/14 through 8/9/14
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor 6/28/14 through 8/9/14
  • Henry IV, Part 2 July 27th and August 3rd only


Contact the for the latest pricing and ticketing options.  In general, individual tickets range from $18 to $59 pp while special events are $10 to $30 each.  Season tickets are available.  Contact the box office at 303-492-8008, online or at the University Club at CU Boulder.

Beautiful Experience

house on a lake
Dusk falls on a home by a lake in #BoulderColorado on a summers evening

Seeing Shakespeare, seated outdoors, is a beautiful experience. Thou shall literally enjoy a midsummer’s evening outdoors, being entertained by starving student actors (well, perhaps well fed at CU Boulder).    The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is part of what makes Boulder Colorado so special.  Experienced directors bring energy and new vision to classics.  This is a community of returning actors, producers and directors. The shows share both innovation and a history of camaraderie from the players.

And there is something magical about walking through the University Colorado Boulder campus at night.  The buildings are quiet and peaceful in the evening with sounds of laughter ringing as you make your way to and from the play.  Boulder’s Colorado Shakespeare Festival is definitely a treat.

We saw The Merry Wives of Windsor.  Great fun, super cast and the French Doctor steals the show.   Special tip: park at Sewall Hall; the lot is $4 and the walk is quick and beautiful cutting across two Quads at University Colorado Boulder.

crowd arriving for the The stage at Boulder, Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Quad converted to outdoor seating for The stage at Boulder, Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Wondering how Bob Gordon did in the 5th grade when he acted the part of Brutus in Caesar? Or thinking of buying or selling a home in the Boulder area?  Contact Bob now

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