Our 12th Season

June 24th - August 3rd 2015

Much Ado About Nothing

``...man is a giddy thing, and this is my conclusion.``

Love makes a fool of everyone in this comic romp. Shakespeare’s wittiest lovers face a choice: hold onto pride or fall into love.

Romeo and Juliet

``...what love can do, that dares love attempt.``

Fast paced, funny, and vibrant with the passion of youth, Romeo and Juliet is a romantic comedy until it’s not. Shakespeare’s most familiar love story may not be as familiar as you think.

The Glass Menagerie

``Time is the longest distance between two places.``

Tom has escaped the prison of illusion that was his family, but can he truly leave behind those he loves? Tennessee Williams’ American masterpiece explores memory, illusion and the complex web that love can weave.

Intern/Apprentice Production

King John

``Courage mounteth with occasion.``

Sibling rivalry, overbearing parents, whip-smart humor, love, loss, grief, war treachery, and a feud with the Pope! The young professionals of GRSF’s Intern & Apprentice company tackle the story of England’s most reviled king in the first play of Shakespeare’s English history cycle.

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Box Office Info

Downtown Box Office

79 E. Third Street, Winona MN 55987 |507-474-7900 | boxoffice@grsf.org
Open: Monday-Friday | 9am to 5pm

Performance Venue

450 Johnson Street, Winona, MN on the Winona State University Campus
Open: 90 minutes before every performance

Ticket Information

Individual Seats:

Section A $40
Section B $25

Students $10 – any seat, any performance

Please contact the Box Office with any questions or concerns before purchasing your tickets. We want to assist you in any way possible, and monetary refunds are not part of our ticket policy. Click here to view the seating chart.

$10 Tuesdays

Catch GRSF’s professional shows for only $10

EVERY Tuesday of the festival season!

Tickets go fast, and these performances sell out.

Don’t wait–reserve your seat today!

Season Passes

If you plan to all three productions this season (Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing and The Glass Menagerie), purchase a season pass and save!

Section A: $90 | Buy Now
Section B: $50 | Buy Now

Click here to view the seating chart.

Festival Events

We're more than just plays! Fill your whole season with GRSF activity.

Special Events

GRSF Season 12 is packed with special events for all ages--stay tuned for more information!

Free Concerts On the Green

Enjoy free music, yard games, food trucks, and great company on the Winona State University Green in front of the theater every Friday and Saturday of the festival season.

Front Porch Events

The Front Porch is where we gather to talk with our friends, family, and neighbors. Our Front Porch is a series of special events and symposiums to continue the exploration and conversations begun in the theater.

Free Festival Extras

Pre-Show Conversations, Narrated Set Changeovers, Company Conversations and more--there are free events for everyone all season long.

Your Visit

Plan your visit to Winona, Minnesota

VisitWinona.com is an incredible resource, whether you’re planning your first trip to Winona or your twelfth!

Find information on lodging, dining, outdoor recreation and arts and culture adventures. They’ve even got special travel packages just for GRSF fans!

Plan your visit.

We love our League! The Great River League is made up of local businesses, non-profits, and entrepreneurs who are vital to the success of GRSF and Winona as a whole. They support GRSF through donations, and now you can support them with your business! See which of your favorite businesses is a GRL member, and learn more about becoming the next member of the League.

Support those who support GRSF.

Main Street

Downtown Winona is the heart of the city! Check out Winona Main Street’s app to browse the downtown businesses, and stay current on what exciting events are happening while you’re in town! To download the app, visit your app store on your mobile device.

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Learn With Us

GRSF Education has something for you, whether you're 12 or 120!

From those who are first discovering Shakespeare to those who consider his words old friends, we have something for every GRSF fan.

Our education team has put together curriculum and opportunities for students as young as age 4, and continues through adult education opportunities.

Programs led by world-renowned scholars and artists are available year-round. Learn more today!


About Us

The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) is a nonprofit, professional Equity theatre company in Winona, MN.

Dedicated to dynamic productions of Shakespeare’s plays

We have extensive

  • education programs
  • community outreach programs
  • comprehensive theatre training.




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