Great River Shakespeare Festival 

Performances are at Winona State University's PERFORMING ARTS CENTER in Winona, MN, located on Johnson & West Howard Streets, east of Huff Street or west of Main Street.

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The Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) is a nonprofit, professional theater company presenting dynamic productions of Shakespeare's plays every July in Winona, MN.

"An essential part of summer in Minnesota" - Talkin' Broadway

Bring your friends and make it a weekend - see our three mainstage shows, join a Company Conversation, attend a Front Porch event and get your questions answered during a post-show talkback with the cast. In between, enjoy all the food, art and outdoor adventure that Winona has to offer.

We have a blockbuster season lined up for 2022. Lisa Wolpe directs 'The Taming of the Shrew', a gender-reversed, music-filled romp set in a saloon in the American West. 'The African Company Presents Richard III' by Carlyle Brown tells the powerful true story of America's first Black theatre troupe facing shutdown by an uptown producer threatened by their success. Finally, Beth Gardiner directs 'Twelfth Night', guaranteed to be a delightful evening of mistaken identities, love, yearning and plenty of drunken foolery.

Season passes go on sale on Monday 18 October, 2021. Single tickets go on sale in January 2022. Gift cards are also available and can be redeemed for tickets or merchandise. For more information and to plan your visit, go to

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