Our 13th Season

June 22nd - July 31, 2016

As You Like It

Shakespeare’s comedy overthrows the traditional rules of romance, confuses gender roles, upends nature and politics and allows us to witness how bewildering and how utterly pleasurable life can be.

Julius Caesar

A fast-moving thriller about the struggle for democracy, Julius Caesar explores power, loyalty and tragic idealism through the friendship of great leaders that still resonates today.


the Mighty Mississippi like you've never seen it

by West Hyler, Matt Schatz & Jack Herrick

The true story of an American artist’s rise and fall, and the choice he must make between the art he loves and the life he’s always longed for.

Intern/Apprentice Production

Title to be Announced

The young professionals of the Apprentice Actor Training and Technical Intern Programs present a full production in the Dorothy Magnus Black Box Theater.

Read more and apply for the Apprentice and Intern Programs.

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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


Information Coming Soon!

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.

Season Passes

Information coming soon!


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GRSF loves groups! Whether you’re bringing your class of young students or are joining us for pure enjoyment, we can help create a package for your group. We can cater to any age (suggested age 11 and up) and all groups of 10 or more people receive a discount on tickets.

Contact emilyk@grsf.org for more info.

Festival Events

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

Special Events 2015

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

Free Concerts On the Green 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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.




You will help change lives


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Working together we enrich the community.


Your partnership writes our future.