Jul 17-Aug 9, 2020

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

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What is the city but the people?

Follow the tumultuous career of one of ancient Rome’s super soldiers in Shakespeare’s white-hot war play. An enduring, resonant tale, "Coriolanus" raises questions about the power of common people, the efficacy of leaders who always speak their mind and the strength of a democracy run by polarizing political schemes.

Since 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with professional theatre on the CU Boulder campus. Complete your Colorado summer with Shakespeare in the indoor University Theatre.

Performance dates and times: 

Friday, July 17, 7:30 p.m. (preview)
Saturday, July 18, 7:30 p.m. (opening)
Friday, July 24, 7:30 p.m
Saturday, July 25, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 31, 7:30 p.m.*
Sunday, Aug. 2, 2 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m.

View full CSF 2020 Calendar

Buying options: 

Get the best seats at the best price with season tickets to two or more shows this summer. Plus, free exchanges and lost ticket replacement! Learn more

Single tickets go on sale Monday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. Remind me

*Live caption and audio description performance: 

CSF will offer live caption and audio description services at the Friday, July 31, 7:30 p.m. performance of “Coriolanus.”

If you are planning to attend the event and require these accommodations, please call or email the box office at 303-492-8008 / cupresents@colorado.edu. 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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Colorado Shakespeare Festival announces 2020 season, featuring modern remixes of classic tales

"'It’s a wild script,' said Powell. 'It’s part political satire, part portrait of a man so deeply broken and conflicted that he can no longer navigate his way through normal society.'"

CU Presents

Read the full review - Colorado Shakespeare Festival announces 2020 season, featuring modern remixes of classic tales

Performance Extras

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Classics 101 Jun 5-Aug 9, 2020

Classics 101

Learn all about the plays in Colorado Shakespeare…

Free and open to the public

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Indoor Preshow Talks Jun 5-Aug 9, 2020

Indoor Preshow Talks

Before most performances, CSF offers a free preshow…

Free and open to the public

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Indoor Cast Talkbacks Jun 5-Aug 9, 2020

Indoor Cast Talkbacks

Following most performances, remain in the theatre and…

Free and open to the public

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Picnicking Jun 5-Aug 9, 2020

Picnicking

75 minutes before showtime, our grounds come alive…

Free Event
Green Shows Jun 5-Aug 9, 2020

Green Shows

Enjoy some pre-show entertainment in the Shakespeare Garden…

Free Event
Shakespeare Garden Tours Jun 5-Aug 9, 2020

Shakespeare Garden Tours

The Colorado Shakespeare Gardens (CSG) invites all who…

Shakespeare Gift Cart Jun 5-Aug 9, 2020

Shakespeare Gift Cart

Bring home a lasting memory of your visit…

Plan your visit

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Accessibility services at CU Boulder

The University of Colorado is committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities. If you are planning to attend an event and require accommodations, please contact CU Presents no later than 7 days before the event at cupresents@colorado.edu or 303-492-8008.

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