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Illinois Shakespeare Festival

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The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is a professional repertory company that produces three mainstage productions, free family-friendly performances, and numerous community endeavors over the summer. The Festival brings a new level of professional artistry, economic attention, and civic engagement to Illinois – all while exposing new generations and populations to the arts.

Upcoming Public Events

June 2022

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Date:
Friday, June 3rd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival! SYNPOSIS Broadway Play Publishing says this piece is “one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.” DATES Preview: Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. Performances: Saturday, June 4…

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Date:
Saturday, June 4th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival! SYNPOSIS Broadway Play Publishing says this piece is “one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.” DATES Preview: Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. Performances: Saturday, June 4…

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Date:
Sunday, June 5th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival! SYNPOSIS Broadway Play Publishing says this piece is “one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.” DATES Preview: Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. Performances: Saturday, June 4…

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Date:
Tuesday, June 7th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival! SYNPOSIS Broadway Play Publishing says this piece is “one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.” DATES Preview: Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. Performances: Saturday, June 4…

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Date:
Thursday, June 9th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival! SYNPOSIS Broadway Play Publishing says this piece is “one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.” DATES Preview: Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. Performances: Saturday, June 4…

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Date:
Friday, June 10th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival! SYNPOSIS Broadway Play Publishing says this piece is “one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.” DATES Preview: Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. Performances: Saturday, June 4…

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Date:
Saturday, June 11th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival! SYNPOSIS Broadway Play Publishing says this piece is “one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.” DATES Preview: Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. Performances: Saturday, June 4…

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Date:
Sunday, June 12th
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival! SYNPOSIS Broadway Play Publishing says this piece is “one of the world’s most frequently produced plays and has been translated into several dozen languages. Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it’s full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.” DATES Preview: Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. Performances: Saturday, June 4…

Theatre for Young Audiences

Date:
Thursday, June 30th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

July 2022

Theatre for Young Audiences

Date:
Saturday, July 2nd
Time:
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Date:
Saturday, July 2nd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Theatre for Young Audiences

Date:
Thursday, July 7th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Date:
Friday, July 8th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Theatre for Young Audiences

Date:
Saturday, July 9th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Date:
Saturday, July 9th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Date:
Sunday, July 10th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Date:
Tuesday, July 12th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Date:
Wednesday, July 13th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Theatre for Young Audiences

Date:
Thursday, July 14th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Date:
Thursday, July 14th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Date:
Friday, July 15th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Theatre for Young Audiences

Date:
Saturday, July 16th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Date:
Saturday, July 16th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Date:
Sunday, July 17th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Date:
Tuesday, July 19th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Date:
Wednesday, July 20th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Theatre for Young Audiences

Date:
Thursday, July 21st
Time:
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Date:
Thursday, July 21st
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Date:
Friday, July 22nd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Theatre for Young Audiences

Date:
Saturday, July 23rd
Time:
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Date:
Saturday, July 23rd
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Date:
Sunday, July 24th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Date:
Tuesday, July 26th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Date:
Wednesday, July 27th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Theatre for Young Audiences

Date:
Thursday, July 28th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Date:
Thursday, July 28th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Date:
Friday, July 29th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Theatre for Young Audiences

Date:
Saturday, July 30th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Date:
Saturday, July 30th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Date:
Sunday, July 31st
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

August 2022

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Date:
Tuesday, August 2nd
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Date:
Wednesday, August 3rd
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Theatre for Young Audiences

Date:
Thursday, August 4th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Date:
Thursday, August 4th
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Date:
Friday, August 5th
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!

Theatre for Young Audiences

Date:
Saturday, August 6th
Time:
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!