Full price: $23-$87
Full price: $23-$87
- Presented by: Colorado Shakespeare Festival
- Venue: Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre
- Hellems Arts & Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80302
"Sound, music!—Come, my queen, take hands with me,
And rock the ground whereon these sleepers be."
Kick off the season with a summer-long party! In this glam run of Shakespeare’s electric comedy, the paths of four young lovers, some feuding fairies, a mischievous sprite and a troupe of bumbling actors collide. Join them in the forest as enchanting and peculiar schemes unfold across one unforgettable midsummer night.
Since 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with professional theatre on the CU Boulder campus. Complete your Colorado summer with Shakespeare under the stars in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre—complimentary seatbacks included.
Enjoying outdoor theatre:
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Performance dates and times:
Friday, June 5, 8 p.m. (preview) $20-$61
Saturday, June 6, 8 p.m. (opening) $30-$93
Friday, June 12, 8 p.m. $26-$74
Saturday, June 13, 8 p.m. $28-$87
Friday, June 19, 8 p.m. $23-$74
Saturday, June 20, 8 p.m. $28-$93
Friday, June 26, 8 p.m. $23-$74
Saturday, June 27, 8 p.m. $28-$87*
Wednesday, July 8, 7 p.m. $23-$74
Thursday, July 9, 7 p.m. $23-$74
Wednesday, July 15, 7 p.m. $23-$74
Thursday, July 16, 7 p.m. $23-$74
Sunday, July 19, 7 p.m. $28-$87
Friday, July 24, 8 p.m. $23-$74
Saturday, July 25, 8 p.m. $28-$90
Thursday, July 30, 7 p.m. $23-$74
Friday, July 31, 8 p.m. $23-$74
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m. $23-$74
Thursday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m. $23-$74
Sunday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m. $32-$93
Discounts for groups, youth, seniors, students, active military, CU employees and season ticket orders. Learn more
*Live caption and audio description performance:
CSF will offer live caption and audio description services at the Saturday, June 27, 8 p.m. performance of “A Midsummer Night's Dream.”
If you are planning to attend the event and require these accommodations, please call or email the box office at 303-492-8008 / email@example.com. Reservations for this service should be made at the time of ticket purchase to ensure the best seating for this service.
For more information, please visit our accessibility page.
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