Picnicking

Picnicking

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Jun 5-Aug 7, 2022

Picnicking

"Take in the beautiful scenery of the University of Colorado Boulder campus. [Or visit] the Shakespeare Gardens with big, beautiful trees providing lots of shade on the grass. Flower beds ring the courtyard, each inspired by Shakespeare’s plays. (There may even be strolling minstrels!)" —In Good Taste Denver

75 minutes before showtime, our grounds come alive with picnickers. Bring your dinner with you to the Hellems Lawn and Shakespeare Gardens, open for picnicking with friends and family. We’ll have light refreshments for sale onsite, but we encourage you to bring your own pre-show picnic to enjoy on the surrounding lawns, or stop by one of the many small businesses in the area that support the festival.

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Where to get your Shakes-beer this summer

This summer, due to staffing shortages CSF will sell only water and light refreshments on site. We will not offer meals, wine or beer at our concession stands. Please remember that private alcohol consumption is not permitted on campus or in CSF’s licensed venues.

Performance Extras

Applied Shakespeare Weekend Comprehensive Jul 28-31, 2022

Applied Shakespeare Weekend Comprehensive

Immersive weekend comprehensive designed to provide a deep…

Free Event
Classics 101 May 23-Aug 7, 2022

Classics 101

Learn all about the plays in Colorado Shakespeare…

Free Event
Outdoor Preshow Talks Jun 7-Aug 7, 2022

Outdoor Preshow Talks

CSF offers a free preshow talk—called "Prologue"—given by…

Free Event
Indoor Preshow Talks Jun 19-Aug 7, 2022

Indoor Preshow Talks

CSF offers a free preshow talk—called "Prologue"—given by…

Free and open to the public

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Picnicking Jun 5-Aug 7, 2022

Picnicking

75 minutes before showtime, our grounds come alive…

Shakespeare Gift Cart Jun 5-Aug 7, 2022

Shakespeare Gift Cart

Bring home a lasting memory of your visit…

Free Event
Green Shows Jun 5-Aug 7, 2022

Green Shows

Delight in free outdoor entertainment before the performance—…

Free Event
Shakespeare Gardens Jun 5-Aug 7, 2022

Shakespeare Gardens

The Colorado Shakespeare Gardens (CSG) invites all who…

Plan your visit

Most CU Presents performances take place on the beautiful University of Colorado Boulder campus. Take some time to explore our venues, find out how to get here and get more tips on what to do while you’re in town.

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Accessibility Services

The University of Colorado is committed to providing equal access to individuals with disabilities. If you are planning to attend an event take some time to review our accessibility services.

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