IDAHO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
All The World’s A Stage, & All The Men & Women Merely Players
As you enter our outdoor amphitheater and habitat reserve, you’ll be embarking upon a theatrical experience like no other!
In addition to all the mabv gic, drama and passion of professional theater, and a 770-seat, state-of-the-art facility that was built to feature the human voice, the Festival Amphitheater & Reserve is nestled in a unique habitat that is home to an astonishing variety of plant and animal species. The Festival operates under an agreement with the Idaho Foundation for Parks & Lands and the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation. As you wind your way into the theater proper, you’ll enjoy native plants, the songs of water birds and glimpses of deer, heron, ducks, geese and an occasional fox.
The Festival’s mission is to produce great theater, entertain and educate. To realize this mission, the Festival seeks to:
Develop an artistic home for theater artists that supports emerging actors, encourages new regional and national playwrights, promotes sustained employment opportunities for artists and attracts the very best artistic staff;
Educate through a range of programs, including programs and tours for K – 12 children and teachers, ongoing adult education, interpretive programming, affiliations with universities and cultural organizations, as well as residencies and training opportunities for actors;
Illuminate human nature and our rich cultural heritage through a repertory that includes the plays of William Shakespeare, the richest and most complex in the English language, together with other works from a variety of dramatic periods and genres; and
Promote cultural understanding through highlighting diverse traditions and supporting artists and audiences of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival is proud to be a member of The Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA). For more information visit www.stahome.org
Café Shakespeare is a great location for meeting friends and lingering on the flagstone patio with a glass of wine or a gourmet dinner. Enjoy your feast on the scenic cafe patio, or in several stunning picnic areas, scattered throughout the William Shakespeare Park, offering views of Barber Pool, the Oregon Trail, and the unique cottonwood habitat of the Boise River. Café Shakespeare — with catering by Lisa Peterson — offers a variety of gourmet deli items, picnic dinners, desserts and an assortment of beverages, beers and wines by the glass or bottle from an extensive and well cultured list.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival Montage
(Watch Our Short Video & Learn More)
A brief and rich glimpse at Idaho Shakespeare Festival.
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P.O. Box 9365 Boise, Idaho 83707
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