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Minnesota's professional Shakespeare festival



THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

A new take on one of Shakespeare’s best comedies.

THE TEMPEST

Shakespeare dark, mystical comedy filled with adventure and magic!

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Charles Dickens’ classic story is brought to life in this acclaimed play by Gale Childs-Daly

EVERY BRILLIANT THING

A poignantly funny, joyful and immersive theatrical experience.

Join us for a staged reading of The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse on Sunday, November 29th at 7:00 p.m.

SEASON 17 CALENDAR FOR 2021

Due to the continued threat of COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution and concern for both our company and our community, we postponed the performances scheduled for summer 2020 until 2021. But this is not a curtain call – this is only an intermission. Thanks to the support of our fans and generosity of our donors, we were able to present #GRSFEverywhere as part of our virtual “Season 16 1/2”.

Exceptional live theater, unforgettable experiences.

Great River Shakespeare Festival offers spectacular performances as well as a variety of free and educational events – all in a beautiful little town on the Mississippi River.

The Messengers

A mash-up performances from our company members – dedicated to all the messengers who have to deliver news during these uncertain times.

Experience the Full Festival

We’re about more than just great art – we want to have a conversation! Check out these festival events to make the most of your visit.

COMPANY CONVERSATIONS

Join company members every Sunday morning during the festival at Blooming Grounds Coffee House for guided conversations about a variety of topics.

POST-SHOW TALKBACKS

Stick around after the show on Thursday nights for a talkback hosted by our resident dramaturg – we’ll discuss themes of the play your just saw and you can ask the actors questions.

NARRATED SET CHANGEOVERS

Every Saturday after the matinee performance, you can move up to the front rows in the mainstage theater to get a glimpse at how we change from one set to another.

PRE-SHOW CONVERSATION

Get to the theater about 30 minutes before the show to learn more about the world of the play. Our Assistant Directors will give you the inside scoop as well as a helpful handout before you see the show.

Registration is now open for Summer Youth Classes 

We offer classes for children as young as 4 up through high school students through our Summer Youth Classes.

LEARN MORE

Thank you to everyone who submitted a spooky story!

Thank you to all of our GRSF community members who submitted story suggestions and original stories for our #GRSFEverywhere Spooky Storytelling event this past weekend. We had a great time[…]

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Free Staged Reading of The Thanksgiving Play on 11/29

Join GRSF director Beth Gardiner (The Servant of Two Masters, 2019 & A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 2018) and some of the GRSF acting company for a live staged reading of[…]

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Dear GRSF: How do artists respond to the current social climate in their work?

“Dear GRSF” is a new series for our newsletters where staff and company members at Great River Shakespeare Festival answer your questions about the “whys” and “hows” of our company.[…]

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121 E 3rd St, Winona, MN 55987

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