Freewill Shakespeare Festival

Professional, contemporary, innovative productions of the works of William Shakespeare in Hawrelak Park.

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Community: Edmonton
Region: Edmonton & Area
Province: Alberta
Festival Type: Arts & Culture

The Freewill Shakespeare Festival brings Edmonton a new kind of summer “Shakespeareience” as we move outdoors to present both "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Measure for Measure"

“Producing Shakespeare indoors has been happening for centuries, but it will be a new and exciting challenge for us,” Artistic Director Marianne Copithorne says. “We’ll take every opportunity to simulate the outdoor experience – and that’s what’s going to make this season so unique. Our audience can depend on having just as much fun as they have in the past. Shakespeare’s plays can be enjoyed anywhere as long as they are performed with intelligence and wit – and that’s exactly what we’ll continue to do.” 

Schedule of Events

Shows start at 8pm Tuesday to Sunday.

atinees are Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.

All shows start come rain or shine!





General Admission
Adult - $35.00

Student/Senior (65+) - $25.00

Child (under 10) - FREE

Season Pass - A Season Pass is good for two tickets to see both shows in our 2022 season, one time.


VIP Pass - Unlimited shows, early entrance, reserved seating, and a snack and drink for each show.


Photo courtesy of Freewill Shakespeare Festival

More Information

To find out about the venue location, accessibility, parking visit the official festival website

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