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 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
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 Comedy of Errors.
Wandering Bards
Every night: 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
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!