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Colorado Shakespeare Festival

1301 Grandview Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6209
+1 303-492-8008
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Wet evening but an excellent performance!

The CU Shakespeare Festival performance of "Taming of the Shrew" was wonderful. The setting in... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
John S
Lovely Setting, Delightful and thoughtful entertainment

I first attended outside productions in the '70s, and just this summer had the opportunity to see a... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
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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. CSF strives to preserve the classics of the past and pursue the classics of the future. Fueled by artistry and scholarship, the festival seeks to expand the cultural richness of the region by inspiring, challenging, and cultivating the imagination of audiences and artists. Plays are performed beneath summer night skies in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and in the newly renovated indoor University Theatre.
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1301 Grandview Ave, Boulder, CO 80302-6209
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

The CU Shakespeare Festival performance of "Taming of the Shrew" was wonderful. The setting in Little Italy was interesting, and the use of the original speech went off very well. The cast did an excellent job, under difficult and often wet and slippery conditions. We...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I first attended outside productions in the '70s, and just this summer had the opportunity to see a few plays, both inside and outside. The inside plays were exceptionally professional and creative, and we appreciated the chance to book matinees. But the outside theatre, Mary...More

Thank PucksterColorado
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I've attended plenty of CSF plays, all in the Mary Rippon outdoor theater – until this one – and all legitimate Shakespeare plays – until this one. I should've done my homework before the night before the play – as in BEFORE I booked my...More

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The setting is beautiful. Some plays are performed outdoors, and some are indoors. In either setting, you will enjoy the event. (If outdoors, bring rain gear. Brief showers will not stop the performance and are common in the summer.) You are also able to order...More

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed Julius Caesar Thursday night. The acting was very good and enjoyed the intimacy of the Mary Rippon outdoor theater. I appreciated that the play was a traditional setting, not set in another time or place. As others have mentioned, the provided portable seats...More

Thank Crowhollow
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to see Shakespeare performed by professional actors at the outdoor Mary Rippon Theater on the Univ of Colorado campus. The venue is beautiful!! Somehow I had misplaced my tickets but I called the theater office and a very person friendly...More

Thank Lolly S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I have never seen "The Taming of the Shrew" but this season I was able to thanks to CSF! Set in post-war, New York, the cast provided a humorous consideration to the highly charged "war of the sexes." Scott Coopwood as "Petruchio" was excellent! An...More

Thank DrCheese
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We went to see the "Taming of the Shrew" reworked to take place in "Little Italy" in New York right after WWII. We went on opening night and really enjoyed the production. Colorado's weather is beautiful for this sort of venue, and the weather was...More

Thank gridiron62
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We have seen Shakespeare in Chicago, and Spring Green, and Ashland OR, and this can hold a candle to any of them. Professional actors, and creative direction made the June production of The Taming of the Shrew completely enjoyable. Often panned as a misogynistic story,...More

Thank bretjina
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We attended a play inside one summer and another the next summer at the outdoor theatre. Both were well-done and entertaining. The outdoor venue had a special charm and refreshments for sale. They even have back-rest seats to put on top of benches which was...More

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karen m
12 June 2015|
Response from Bolderbean | Property representative |
Hello Karen, You can find our calendar for this summer at our website by clicking calendar on the top right. Sorry, Tripadvisor won't let us post a direct link! Or please give us a call at 303-492-8008 and we'll be happy... More