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Freewill Shakespeare Festival

  • Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park, Edmonton, Alberta
  • T: 1-780-425-8086
  • June 21 2016 to July 17 2016

Get thee to a festival that brings the works of the Bard into the realm of everyone from kids to scholars during the Freewill Shakespeare Festival.

Savour a theatrical experience reminiscent of the intimate setting of Shakespeare’s original Globe Theatre. Many a pleasant midsummer’s night has been spent with King Lear and playful Puck. Every summer from late-June through mid-July the not-for-profit theatre company Free Will Players stages two innovative productions of the works of William Shakespeare.

The storied festival that began as a pass-the-hat affair in 1989 has since blossomed into a much anticipated summer event. Featuring more than 50 artists producing professional, contemporary renditions of the Bard’s classics; you’ll marvel at the colourful costumes, laugh at the ridiculous conundrums and flinch at the furious fight scenes as you fend off the squirrels trying to steal your popcorn.