The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) is a professional equity theatre company in Winona, Minnesota, a Mississippi River town in the southeastern part of the state. Starting in 2004, it has produced several simultaneous performances each summer, held at the Winona State University Performing Arts Center, with annual audiences of over 10,000. Its 16th season ends August 4, 2019.Using our international travel planner, Winona attractions like Great River Shakespeare Festival can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
The festival offers educational opportunities, especially for youth, including an apprentice/intern production. It features many art, music, and other events, such as an annual sonnet contest with entries from around the world.
Great River Shakespeare Festival Reviews
If you are going to be near Winona in June or July, make sure to visit a play at the Great River Shakespeare Festival. Their productions are terrific!!! more »
Immersive professional theatre. GRSF puts on phenomenal plays designed to reach Shakespeare lovers and newbies. Every evening show this year has a concert on the green outside the theatre from... more »
Lots of hype okay but doesn't live up to the hype
The Great River Shakespeare Festival puts a fabulous new twist on all its interpretations of the plays. I love seeing their shows! They have some of the best Shakespeare summer camps, too.
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