Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival

Save the Dates: Performances July 5-28, 2024 

The Pablo Center at the Confluence invites you to experience an enchanting journey into the world of William Shakespeare! Celebrate the timeless works of the Bard's historic literature at the Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival. This summer, witness captivating performances, interactive workshops, open discussions, and more! Get inspired with theatre professionals from July 5-28, 2024 at the Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival in Eau Claire, WI, and see what's in store!

What's On Stage

From July 5-28, 2024, the Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival will be performing three productions. Check them out below!

Romeo & Juliet

Directed by Kathleen Barth

  • July 14 and 20* at 1:30 PM
  • July 12, 13, 21, 26, and 28 at 7:30 PM
Twelfth Night

Directed by Arthur Grothe

  • July 7*, 13, and 21 at 1:30 PM
  • July 5, 6, 14, and 27 at 7:30 PM
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] [again]

Directed by Larisse Campbell

  • July 27* and 28 at 1:30 PM
  • July 19 and July 20 at 7:30 PM


Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival's performances will take place in the Jamf Theatre at the Pablo Center at the Confluence. Performances with dates including a * will be followed by a talkback with the cast and crew. Tickets go on sale to the public starting April 30, 2024.

Two actors on stage performing during the WI Shakespeare Festival

Photo Credit: Travis Dewitz

Improbable Fiction New Works Series - July 24, 2024

Experience more world-premiere performances from original works with the Improbable Fiction New Works Series! Playwrights from all over the world have been invited to create pieces in three different categories: Young Voices (for ages 16-24), Diverse Perspectives (for LGBQIA+), and Shakes-pired (inspired by Shakespeare). Each submission undergoes blind scoring by a panel of judges, and the Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival will host and create the top-ranked, full-production show in each category. Following the performance, join us for a reception with the drama team!

Merely Players

Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival's young players invite you to join them for a performance in Eau Claire! Participants will delve into Shakespeare-inspired artistry in the Chippewa Valley as well as acquire valuable experience and mentorship from seasoned professionals. This is a great opportunity for young, aspiring actors to work closely with mentors in the theatre department throughout the summer and be a part of a real production! See the public performance schedule below:

  • July 3 @ 10 AM | Eau Claire Farmer's Market (Phoenix Park under the clock tower)
  • July 11 @ 2:15 PM | Northern Wisconsin State Fair (WEAU News Front Porch Stage)
  • July 11 @ 4:15 PM | Northern Wisconsin State Fair (WEAU News Front Porch Stage)


See the link for more public performance times announced soon! Check out the Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival's website for more information about the events, ticket information, and schedule.

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