The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

Jun 24-Aug 12, 2023

The Winter's Tale

If this be magic, let it be an art
Lawful as eating.

When King Leontes inexplicably accuses his pregnant wife of infidelity he makes a cruel, rash decision that he must spend two decades atoning for. Shakespeare’s nuanced epic explores both the heartrending corrosion of jealousy and the joyous redemption of forgiveness that is hard-won. Borrowing elements from fantasy and mythology, “The Winter’s Tale” weaves an audacious tapestry you have to experience to believe.

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 elegant indoor Roe Green Theatre.

Performance dates and times

Saturday, June 24, 7 p.m. (Preview) $21-$55
Sunday, June 25, 7 p.m. (Opening) $26-$71
Friday, June 30, 7 p.m. $26-$71
Saturday, July 1, 7 p.m. $26-$71
Saturday, July 8, 7 p.m. $26-$71
Sunday, July 9, 7 p.m. $26-$71
Saturday, July 15, 7 p.m. $26-$71
Sunday, July 16, 2 p.m. $26-$71
Wednesday, July 26, 7 p.m. $23-$61
Thursday, July 27, 7 p.m. $23-$61
Sunday, July 30, 2 p.m. $26-$71
Friday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m. $26-$71
Saturday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m. $26-$71
Friday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m. $26-$71
Saturday, Aug. 12, 2 p.m. $26-$71
Saturday, Aug. 12, 7 p.m. $26-$71

View full CSF 2023 calendar

Buying options

Save big with season tickets! This show is available in the Full, Pick 2 or 3, Weekday Will, and Choice packages or as an add-on to other season ticket orders. Learn more

Single ticket discounts are available for preview night, groups (10+), youth (K-12), seniors (65+), students, active military and CU students and employees. Volunteer ushers get to see the show for free. Learn more

Performance Extras

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Applied Shakespeare Weekend Comprehensive Aug 3-6, 2023

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Picnicking Jun 11-Aug 13, 2023


75 minutes before showtime, our grounds come alive…

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Shakespeare Gift Store Jun 11-Aug 13, 2023

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Bring home a lasting memory of your visit…

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Shakespeare Gardens Jun 11-Aug 13, 2023

Shakespeare Gardens

The Colorado Shakespeare Gardens (CSG) invites all who…

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Green Shows Jun 11-Aug 13, 2023

Green Shows

Delight in free outdoor entertainment before the performance—…


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