Shakespeare Competition

October 9-11, 2014

This increasingly popular competition allows students
to perform, compete, and learn at workshops and seminars.


The 37th annual Shakespeare Competition, hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University, gave out dozens of awards and scholarships to drama, dance and music students. The competition is the largest scholastic Shakespeare competition in the country, and this was a record-breaking year with over 3,000 students from 118 schools.

The 2013 Competition Winners

2014 Competition • October 9 - 11

Registration deadline: September 20, 2013
Mountain Time

The base registration fee for each participating school is $200. Each additional competitive event is $75. Additional non-competing students are $5.

Junior high and high school students from around the nation present material from Shakespearean literature in various artistic forms. Work is adjudicated by professionals in their field, who also offer various workshops that can be attended for university credit.


Information Packet (PDF)



2013 Shakespeare Competition Schedule

2013 Competiton Information Packet


General Information

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Auditorium Theatre Stage and Backstage


Media Disclaimer

The Utah Shakespeare Festival reserves the right to use images, video, and other recordings of students and schools attending the Shakespeare Competition for archival and promotional purposes. For more information, please contact the Festival at


Shakespeare Competition Information Blog


Shakespeare Scene Resources

The following files are resources that can be utilized by your students in finding scenes for Shakespeare study and performance. Meg Grierson, Spanish Fork High School Theatre Director, has created the Competition Scenes List. The Excel file was created by the Festival Education department. These resources can serve as suggestions for possible scene work.

Shakespeare Scene Resources



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