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Adams Shakespearean Theatre

351 W Center St, Cedar City, UT 84720-2470
+1 800-752-9849
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Naap

This is an added feature of the festival. They are Wittenberg plays unknown to us. Actors read... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
anne l
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Cedar City, Utah
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This is now closed and has become the Engelstadt Theatre

It is kind of a replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, which means there is an open part in the... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Claire S
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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The Adams Shakesepearean Theater, one of the venues of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, hosted its last performances in 2015. The Utah Shakespeare Festival now performs in three spaces, near the same location. the Engelstad Theater (a 900 seat outdoor replica of Shakespeare's Globe theater), the Randall L. Jones theater (an indoor, 750 seat space), and the Eileen and Alan Anes Studio Theater (a 200 seat studio performance space).
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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351 W Center St, Cedar City, UT 84720-2470
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is an added feature of the festival. They are Wittenberg plays unknown to us. Actors read the parts to attendees without all the scenes and props. These are usually very good. If the are good they can be put on next years plays. This...More

Thank anne l
Kami T, Manager at Adams Shakespearean Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thanks for your review! We are thrilled to offer a reading of Pearl's in the House as part of our 2017 new play series and then premiere the fully-staged play in our 2018 season.

Reviewed 10 August 2017

It is kind of a replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, which means there is an open part in the middle... which is great, until it rains... which it did. We had a brief 20 min break so the audience and actors could take cover, and...More

Thank Claire S
Kami T, Manager at Adams Shakespearean Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks for your review. A retractable roof was not able to be part of this building's original design. The rain is frustrating when it does happen, but we are all committed to "the show must go on." If rain is forecast, a rain poncho is...More

Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Adams Shakespearean Theatre has been closed down because the new Center for the Arts project included an outdoor theatre and a black box theatre and the Southern Utah Museum of Art. It's an amazing center.More

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Kami T, Manager at Adams Shakespearean Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

Thanks for your post! The Adams Shakespearean Theatre was retired in 2015 and replaced by the Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre in 2016. While the structure of the Adams Theatre is still there for a few more years if you want to go take a look, there...More

Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The play we saw was awesome. This review is more of a be aware ... When I phoned the number for tickets to see if any were available. I was told that the cost would be $539.00 American because they were an American company --...More

Thank Sharon S
Kami T, Manager at Adams Shakespearean Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Thanks for your review, but you may have confused the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah, USA, with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. I suspect you actually attended the Stratford production of As You Like It, which is part of their...More

Reviewed 30 August 2016

Always love this event . The new theatre is beautiful. The plays are always done with expertise. This years costumes were outstanding and the actors are professional and ver talented.

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Kami T, Manager at Adams Shakespearean Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2016

Thanks for your review! More information about the Utah Shakespeare Festival and the new Engelstad Shakespeare Theatre, replacing the Adams Shakespeare Theatre, can be found under that listing.

Reviewed 11 August 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival has replaced the beloved old Adams Theater with a stunning new theater center. The focal point is the Engelstad Theater--keeps the intimacy of the Adams, with same seating plan and thrust stage, with beautiful wood accents, discreet elevators, more restrooms (!), lovely...More

Thank David W
Kami T, Manager at Adams Shakespearean Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoy our amazing new spaces!

Reviewed 17 July 2016

We enjoyed, Much Ado About Nothing, and, Henry V, this trip. I always prefer the comedy, but my daughter, the theater actor, loved them both and was amazed at the sets, acting, and directing, as well as the stagehands. We happened to be there for...More

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Kami T, Manager at Adams Shakespearean Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Thanks for your review. Our preview performances allow us to add audiences as the final element in the creation of the work on our stages. From time to time, there are elements that don't cooperate, as was the case when you saw Henry.

Reviewed 8 September 2015

We happened to be at both the last performance of a Shakespeare comedy and the last performance of a Shakespeare tragedy in the Adams Shakespearean Theater this past weekend. Each performance was amazing in itself. And each of the two ended with a special ceremony...More

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Kami T, Manager at Adams Shakespearean Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Those were bittersweet evenings for all of us. So glad you were a part of it, and we hope you can join us next year in the Engelstad Shakespeare Theater's first season.

Reviewed 7 September 2015

This historic theater is now closed because it is not up to code. It is scheduled to be demolished. A new multi-million dollar venue is being constructed scheduled to open for the 2016 season.More

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Kami T, Manager at Adams Shakespearean Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Yes, we officially closed the Adams Shakespearean Theater September 5, 2015. The Engelstad Shakespeare Theater, slated to open in spring of 2016 is modeled very closely after the Adams with some great improvements for the artists and audience. Better accessibility, great sight lines to the...More

Reviewed 1 September 2015

I am sad to see this theater closing after this season because there is nothing like seeing Shakespeare's plays performed in a setting similar to that of the Globe Theater in London. This historic theater will always be my favorite place to see a show.

1  Thank Porter S
Kami T, Manager at Adams Shakespearean Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Thanks for your review. We hope you will join us next year in the new Engelstad Shakespeare Theater.

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