Freewill Shakespeare Festival

Event Details
Start Date:

August 8, 2023 8:00 pm

End Date:

September 3, 2023 4:00 pm


North Parking Lot

The Freewill Shakespeare Festival is Alberta’s largest outdoor theatre festival. The productions boast contemporary interpretations of setting, theme, and character to draw audiences into the world of Shakespeare and to communicate the plays’ ideas to a modern audience. This year, Romeo + Juliet and Twelfth Night will run in repertory for four weeks in August and September in the Cristal Palace Spiegeltent.

-Romeo & Juliet will be on all odd nights and even matinees

-Twelfth Night will be on even nights and odd matinees

-There will be special performances: masked, relaxed, and ASL interpreted to name a few

-We have many special events throughout the festival: Something Wicked, Shotspeare,

-Shakespeare Trivia Night, Shakespearean Dance Party, and much more!

-There will be several discount days including Student Sundays ($5 performances), Pay-What-You-Will

Days every Tuesday and Saturday, Community League Day (20% off general admission), and more


August 8 – September 3 | weekdays 8 p.m., weekends 2 p.m. matinees


Cristal Palace Spiegeltent, North Parking Lot


Adult $35

Student/senior $25

Free for under 10’s

Private booths $40/person

Location Map

A map of the space.