Delaware Shakespeare Festival

Festival Schedule & Activities

Daily Schedule

Wednesday – Saturday Performances

6:15 pm – Gates Open

6:30 pm - Live Pre-show Music

6:50 pm - Shakespeare Orientation

7:05 pm - Comedy Pre-show

7:30 pm – Hamlet

Sunday Performances (Family Night!)

4:45 pm – Gates Open

5:00 pm - Live Pre-show Music

5:20 pm - Shakespeare Orientation

5:35 pm - Comedy Pre-show

6:00 pm – Hamlet

There is so much to do at the Festival!

Picnicking on the grounds
Every night. We encourage you to bring blankets and low-backed chairs for general admission lawn seating. Bring a picnic and dine while the Festival begins. If you don’t have time to pack a picnic, a selection of sandwiches from Janssen’s Market will be available!
Live Pre-Show Music
Every night: one hour prior to showtime. Local musicians provide lovely entertainment while you picnic.
Show Orientation
Every night: 40 minutes prior to showtime. Two actors from the production offer insight to the evening’s play and allow time for a question and answer session with the audience.
Comedy Pre-show
Every night: 25 minutes prior to showtime. Members of DSF’s College Apprentice Program perform an original comedy sketch inspired by Hamlet.
Children’s Activities
Family Nights (Sundays). Bring your children early to enjoy various Shakespearean-themed arts and crafts at our Children’s Activity Tent. Tent remains open during the performance!

Last updated: July 15, 2014

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