Festival Schedule & Activities

Daily Schedule

Wednesday – Saturday Performances

6:15 pm – Gates Open

6:50 pm – Shakespeare Orientation

7:05 pm – Comedy Pre-show

7:30 pm – The Taming of the Shrew

Sunday Performances (Family Night!)

4:45 pm – Gates Open

5:20 pm – Shakespeare Orientation

5:35 pm – Comedy Pre-show

6:00 pm – The Taming of the Shrew

There is so much to do at the Festival!

Picnicking on the grounds
Every night. 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
Every night: 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
Every night: 25 minutes prior to showtime. Members of DSF’s College Apprentice Program perform an original comedy sketch inspired by The Taming of the Shrew.
Children’s Activities
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!