Celebrate Our 50th Season With Us!

We are planning a number of activities, including those below.
We will add more activities and more detailed
information as it becomes available.

 

All dates, times, and activities are subject to change.

Exhibits

  • June 9–September 3: Festival Posters and Souvenir Programs
    A look at Festival posters and souvenir programs through the years. Cedar City Library in the Park, 303 N. 100 E. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Free admission.
  • June 23–September 3: The Costume Designers' Art
    This exhibition will feature various costumes, costume renderings, and other artwork highlighting the work of the Festival's costume artists and technicians. Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah University. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Free admission.
  • June 23–September 3: We Are Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On
    This Utah Arts Council traveling photo exhibit celebrates fifty years of the Festival as seen through the eyes of its company photographers. Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Free admission.
  • June 23–September 3: Golden Dreams
    This special exhibit celebrates fifty golden years at the Utah Shakespeare Festival through costumes, props, and scenery. Auditorium Theatre Lobby. Free admission.
  • June 23-October 22: Anatomy of a Season
    Explore the different elements that all must come together for every production at the Festival. Iron County Visitors' Center, 581 N. Main St. Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Free admission.
  • June 23–October 22: The Past is Prologue
    Follow the history of the Festival in posters, stories, scenery, properties, and photographs from 1962 to the present day. Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, 635 N. Main St. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is $3.
  • June 23–October 15: More Precious than Gold: The Works of William Shakespeare
    You won't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view a priceless first folio and two quarto editions of Shakespeare's work which are on loan from the Folger Shakespeare Library. Gerald R. Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Free admission.

 

Events

  • June 10: Jubilee of the Book
    Events throughout the day. Cedar City Library. Free admission.
  • June 25: Guild Bed and Breakfast Garden Tour
    Sponsored by the Guild of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, this special tour features the beautiful rooms and gardens of selected bed and breakfast establishments in Cedar City. Tickets are $8 at the Festival Ticket Office.
  • June 30–July 6: Opening Celebrations
    Special entertainment will be featured after each of the
    six opening performances. Outside the Adams and Randall theatres.
  • July 5–October 21: "The Past is Prologue" Festival Anniversary Tour
    A two-hour guided tour through five of the exhibits exploring the Festival's first fifty years. 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Tuesdays and Fridays, July 5 through September 2. Fridays, September 9 through October 21. Tour begins at Frontier Homestead State Park. Tickets are $10 at the Festival Ticket Office.
  • July 15: Annual Board of Governors Gala –Celebrating 50 Years
    This annual gala is a fun evening of dinner, entertainment, and a silent auction—all followed by The Music Man. R. Haze Hunter Conference Center, Southern Utah University.
    For information, call 435-586-7884.
  • July 16: Concours d'Elegance Vintage Car Show
    This celebration of the automobile will feature stylish cars from the past fifty years. Randall L. Jones Theatre Lawn.
  • August 7: The Gold Garden Party
    Relax with Jack Wood and the Larry Jackstien Quartet for an evening of good food and great company. Tickets are $50 at the Festival Ticket Office.
  • August 12: Governor's Night at the Festival
    All Utah governors from the Festival's history, or their representatives, will be honored at the Festival this day
  • August 13: Bard's Beach Bash
    Celebrate with us as we thank our community for fifty years of support and success. Enjoy a beach, swimming, hot dogs, and music from the 1960s. At the Cedar City Acquatic Center. Free admission.
  • August 19: Second Annual Bardway Baby
    Festival actors perform musical selections from hit Broadway shows in a concert setting. 11 p.m., Auditorium Theatre. Tickets are $25 at the Festival ticket office, 435-586-7878.

Other

  • Happy Birthday or Anniversary
    Celebrating a fiftieth birthday or anniversary in 2011? Stop by the Randall L. Jones Theatre Gift Shop for a free gift.
  • Anniversary Passport
    Pick up your anniversary passport at the Randall L. Jones Theatre Gift Shop. Remember your visits to all the Festival anniversary exhibits with this commemorative souvenir, which can be stamped at each location. Return the completed passport to our gift shop in the Randall L. Jones Theatre Lobby for a special gift.
  • Celebrate 50 Years Anniversary Book
    This beautiful, hard-bound, coffee table book features hundreds of photos and dozens of stories, as well as a history of the Festival's first fifty years. $50, regular edition; $75, premium edition. Available at www.bard.org and at the Randall L. Jones Theatre Gift Shop.

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