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Illinois Shakespeare Festival
The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is a professional Shakespearean Repertory Festival that is a part of the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University. The Festival is recognized as a nationally renowned Shakespeare Festival that over 10,000 patrons visit annually. The Festival produces a repertory season of Shakespeare plays and new works during the months of July and August each summer on the grounds of the Ewing Cultural Center. The Festival also hosts ShakesFEAR during the month of October which combines Shakespeare’s ghoulish characters with a haunted tour of the Ewing grounds. They also provide workshops and performances for area schools at little to no cost with their touring company that operates throughout the school year. The Festival is a theatrical gem located in the heart of central Illinois. Check out the events calendar for upcoming performance dates!