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