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Unfortunately, we are postponing this season until summer 2021 as part of the CU Boulder campus response related to COVID-19. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation. For more information: CU Presents public health update

Season tickets for the 2021 summer season will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Oct. 26, 2020.
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Single tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2020.
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For over 60 seasons, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with classic theatre under the stars.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder. Since 1958, the festival has celebrated and explored Shakespeare and his continuing influence and vitality through productions of superior artistic quality, education and community engagement.

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Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2020 season View all events

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Jun 4-Aug 8, 2021

A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

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 fa...

All's Well That Ends Well

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Jun 18-Aug 7, 2021

All's Well That Ends Well

By William Shakespeare

A smart and sexy coming-of-age romp set in elegant 1950s France, "All’s Well That Ends Well" introduces audiences to Helen and Bertram—one...

The Odyssey

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Jul 2-Aug 7, 2021

The Odyssey

By Homer, adapted by Mary Zimmerman

In Mary Zimmerman’s sweeping adaptation of Homer’s classic adventure, our hero Odysseus undergoes an epic journey to return to his own kin...

Coriolanus

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Jul 16-Aug 8, 2021

Coriolanus

By William Shakespeare

Follow the tumultuous career of one of ancient Rome’s super soldiers in Shakespeare’s white-hot war play. An enduring, resonant tale, "Cor...

Pericles

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Aug 1, 2021

Pericles

By William Shakespeare

Summer’s hottest ticket is the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Original Practices performance. This summer, revisit "Pericles," the story ...

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