The Illinois Shakespeare Festival Box Office opens one hour before performance and closes 15 minutes after the start of the performance. Festival staff at Ewing Theatre will have tables, lawn chairs, and concessions available starting at 6 p.m. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The venue is also open for Theatre for Young Audience performances every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer season. The Festival is closed on Mondays.
Please see Parking and Directions.
Please see Weather.
Our mainstage performances will not exceed two and a half hours on the stage. This does not include intermission.
Family members of all ages are welcome. We find that most children ages eight and older are attentive throughout our performances. It may help to read the play synopses.
Please see Groups and Discounts.
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The schedule follows: Amtrak Schedule