Season 14 at Great River Shakespeare Festival is sure to delight audiences of all ages! From uproarious comedy to royal scheming to classic tales of adventure, GRSF’s summer 2017 line-up features Shakespeare favorites and modern retellings of timeless writers. First, mistaken identities and laugh-out-loud hysterics are what GRSF audiences are in for with William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors in Summer 2017. When servant and master Dromio and Antipholus of

It’s the land of 10,000 lakes, hockey, Spam, the beloved late Prince, and…Shakespeare?   The Great River Shakespeare Festival is proud to have called Winona, Minnesota its home for all thirteen seasons of its existence, a period long enough that many forget how special its existence in this location really is. The festival is the only one of its kind in Minnesota, and one of the few Shakespeare festivals in

A New Ulm-born artist has become a torch bearer for successful arts in small towns.   Silas Sellnow, a graduate of thi s year’s University of Minnesota Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, is currently employed in his third consecutive season at the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona.     Sellnow’s roots were planted with GRSF in his sophomore year at the U, when current artistic director of the


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Stay and play! Winona and the surrounding area is home to charming Bed & Breakfasts, delightful hotels, rustic cabins and more. These lodging partners listed here are generous supports of GRSF.   Holiday Inn & Suites in Historic Downtown LaCrosse Just a short 30 minute drive along the beautiful Mississippi River, save 10% on room rates at the Holiday Inn.  

Get 13% off your Season Passes for one-weekend only! April 23, 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, as well as his 452nd birthday.  In celebration of this significant date, GRSF is offering audiences a special one-weekend-only deal on 2016 Season Passes. On April 23 and 24, receive a 13% discount on a GRSF Season Pass, which allows holders to see each of the three professional

Read the article on this event in the Winona Daily News! William Shakespeare passed away in his home in Stratford-upon-Avon four hundred years ago this April 23rd. Please join Great River Shakespeare Festival in remembering this great man by celebrating his life on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (Details on event below.) Often considered the greatest dramatist of all time, Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford on April 26,1564 and was thought to

This singer/songwriter out of Minneapolis is a Winona favorite, but it’s their debut at Concerts on the Green! Learn more and check out their sounds here!

Winona’s own Folk and Bluegrass band The Wide Awakes brings originals, favorite bluegrass tunes, and a special “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou” tribute with special guests.  

Featuring Tim Penny, this classic rock group comes from Owatanna. See more on their facebook page.

Drawing their influence from almost a century of American music, The Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League combines elegant composition, raucous enthusiasm, and virtuosic playing. More on their website!