Free Education Programs for Everyone

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Free Education Opportunities for Everyone

Pre-Show Conversations

IMG_103930 minutes before every GRSF performance, GRSF teaching artists present an entertaining introduction to the world of the play the characters and Shakespeare’s language on the patio in front of the Performing Arts Center. FREE!

Company Conversations

Company Conversations: Join GRSF Company members every Thursday evening in the theater following the performance and every Sunday at 11am at Blooming Grounds on Third Street. FREE!

Narrated Set Changeovers

Narrated Set Changeovers: Observe the GRSF Tech Crew as they transform the stage between plays. FREE!

Front Porch Events

Front Porch Events offer opportunities to more deeply explore the themes and ideas that begin in the theater. All Front Porch events are “Pay What you WILL” and do not require tickets, unless otherwise noted. Some Front Porch Events are presented in partnership by Winona State University and the Great River Shakespeare Festival.

See the complete line-up of Front Porch Events for 2019!

Tree Tours

Prairie Gardens for pollinators, Rain Gardens to manage run off, and Unusual/Non-native Trees forImage result for winona state university trees our climate are some things to consider for your yard. You may find just what you need to complete your landscape and have an opportunity to ask questions about how to grow them.

Tours will last about an hour and a half and will begin at 9 a.m. on 7/7 and 7/21 at the Gazebo in the center of campus. 

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Stretch your legs before the Front Porch Events and discover the beautiful WSU campus!

The Tour of Trees and Gardens will meet at the Gazebo and reconvene to an indoor site (Minne 105) for a virtual tour if it is raining on tour dates.

Check out some of our videos from past seasons

Shakespeare Made You Die

Great Shakespearean Bake-Off

The Stories We Tell


Set Changeover


We host narrated set changeovers after every Saturday matinee production. Check out a changeover from Season 13 below!