Festival Special Events
Unless otherwise indicated, Special Events take place in a designated tent at the top of the hill inside the Festival Grounds at Hawrelak Park. There are only a small number of tickets available for Special Ticketed Events, and they sell out quickly. If a Special Ticketed Event is sold out, don't worry - you can still buy a ticket to the show, as the performances are held in the Heritage Amphitheatre, which usually has lots of available space! All tickets are subject to a ticketing fee.
Worried that your kids won’t understand the plot? First time to Freewill and a little anxious about Shakespeare? Let Thou Art Here Theatre introduce you to the play through a fun interactive puppet adaptation. This 15-minute primer will introduce you to the characters, outline the plot points and get the whole family excited about the upcoming show! Free for all of our patrons! Shows run Previews, Opening Nights, Tuesdays, Saturdays (both shows) and Sunday Matinee
Wine Wednesdays - Enjoy the show with a discounted glass of house wine on Wednesdays! It’s a win-win!
Thirsty Thursdays - Why should Wednesdays have all the fun? Join us for discounted beer on Thursdays!
Student Sundays - Save $15 with you valid student ID on Sundays (both performances). Tickets are $10 for students with valid Student ID.
Pay What You Will - Enjoy the performances on Tuesday evenings and Saturday Matinees for a donation at the Box Office.
Freewill Fundraiser Events
Every year we hold several fundraising events, the monies collected at these events make it possible for us to continue to delight our patrons with incredible theatre. Raising costs of lumber, supplies, insurance, labour fees, permits, venue rental, lighting, sound, professional fees and a downturn in the economy makes our patrons support at fundraising events critical.
If you cannot attend an upcoming event which will be announced on this page, please consider donating to the Festival. We appreciate the continued support of the community and look forward to bringing you great theatre for many years to come!