Our
History

The Freewill Shakespeare Festival has an amazing history. Since its inception in 1989, the Festival has produced over 50 professional Shakespeare productions to the delight of nearly half a million people.

"The Freewill Shakespeare Festival, which was called the Rivercity players for a short period of time was founded in 1989. It is produced by the EdmontonAlberta-based "Free Will Players" every summer from late-June to mid-July, with performances in the 1,000-seat Heritage Amphitheater in Hawrelak Park in Edmonton. The Festival includes full-scale professional productions of two plays by William Shakespeare. In 2008, the festival was renamed the Freewill Shakespeare Festival." - wikipedia.org

For more information go to: The Canadian Theatre Encylopedia

2019
2019

The Winter's Tale + Two Gentlemen of Verona

2018
2018

Hamlet + Comedy of Errors

2010
2010

Macbeth + Much Ado About Nothing

2019
2019

The Winter's Tale + Two Gentlemen of Verona

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"The Freewill Shakespeare Festival, which was called the Rivercity players for a short period of time was founded in 1989. It is produced by the EdmontonAlberta-based "Free Will Players" every summer from late-June to mid-July, with performances in the 1,000-seat Heritage Amphitheater in Hawrelak Park in Edmonton. The Festival includes full-scale professional productions of two plays by William Shakespeare. In 2008, the festival was renamed the Freewill Shakespeare Festival." - wikipedia.org

For more information go to: The Canadian Theatre Encylopedia