Festival Schedule & Activities

Wednesday – Saturday Performances

6:15 pm – Gates Open
6:50 pm – Shakespeare Orientation
7:05 pm – Comedy Pre-show
7:30 pm – The Comedy of Errors

Sunday Performances (Family Night!)

4:45 pm – Gates Open
5:20 pm – Shakespeare Orientation
5:35 pm – Comedy Pre-show
6:00 pm – The Comedy of Errors

There is so much to do at the Festival!

Picnicking on the Grounds
Bring a picnic and dine during the Festival pre-show entertainment. (Remember seating is general admission on your own blanket or lawn chair.) If you don’t have time to pack a picnic, a selection of sandwiches from Janssen’s Market will be available.
Show Orientation
40 minutes prior to showtime. Two actors from the production offer insight to the evening’s play and allow time for a question and answer session with the audience.
Comedy Pre-Show
25 minutes prior to showtime. Members of DSF’s College Apprentice Program perform an original comedy sketch inspired by The Comedy of Errors.
Wandering Bards
Members of DSF’s High School Internship Program rove through the crowd engaging smaller groups of audience members with sonnets and interactive Shakespeare-themed games.
Children’s Activities
Only on Family Nights (Sundays). Bring your children early to enjoy various Shakespearean-themed arts and crafts at our Children’s Activity Tent. Tent remains open during the performance!