Childrens Entertainment

Freewill Shakespeare Festival Edmonton

Where is it at?

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Freewill Shakespeare Festival
William Hawrelak Park
9330 Groat Road NW
T6G 2B3
Tel: 780-425-8086

Where are we going today?

Oh Shakespeare....Shakespeare....where for art thou Shakespeare? If you're in Edmonton, he might just be there in spirit during the Freewill Shakespeare Festival!

This fun summer festival is a great way for kids to experience the thrill of seeing a Shakespeare performance live. Held over June and July, the evening and matinees are a unique way to spend the day with the family. 

The plays vary each season, and more than one play is performed across each year, so you can pick which ones you feel are most fitting for your little ones - or why not see them all!

The idea of seeing a live theatre production in a beautiful amphitheatre in a park is one that they won't be forgetting in a long time. It will just be like they are having their bedtime story read to them, only this time the characters have jumped off the page and are acting it out right in front of them!

Kids new to live theatre will love the excitement and the energy, especially with the other kids around them. 

Introduce your family to one of the greatest playwrights that we have ever encountered, or feed their love of The Bard....either way the Freewill Shakespeare Festival is a fun experience for the whole family!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$30
  • Children$20
  • Free Under: 10 years

When can we go?

Matinees 2pm, Evenings 8pm

June and July only

I'm Hungry!

There are plenty of places to eat before or after the performance, so make sure you fill those artistic tummies!.

Healthy Eating!

It never hurts to take bottled water with you so you can stay hydrated during the performance.

Any Top Tips?

There are some fun events and special performances, such as Date Night, opening nights, Cask events and puppet theatre!.

Doing our bit

They love to get people involved, so they have behind the scenes opportunities and great deals!.

Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, just give them a call before you book to see how they can make your experience comfortable!.

More information

Previews, Tuesday Nights and Saturday Matinees are pay what you will! They also have Student Sundays, FREE with student ID!.

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