Frequently Asked Questions:


Q: “When and where does the Festival take place?”
A: The 2nd Annual Rochester Shakespeare Festival takes place on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the Graham Arena Fairgrounds in Rochester, Minnesota from 12-6 p.m.  Be sure to arrive in time for the opening ceremonies which will be held on stage at noon! 


Q: "How can I participate?"

A: ATTEND JUNE 13th - $5 for the whole day, buy tickets the DAY OF at the ticket booth.

A: Performers - Apply here to perform this year!

A: Vendors/Artists - Apply here to have a booth this year!

A: Volunteer - 'It takes a village!' We'd love your help to make this event successful! Email us here.

Q: "How long are the performances?"

A: Performances for the festival are anywhere from 15-30 Minutes long.

Q: "Will there be any other performances other than Shakespeare?"

A: Though most organizations will be performing traditional Shakespeare, we will also have a Renaissance fashion show, a comedy improv troupe, musical selections, and dance.

Q: "Is there anything for kids to do?"

A: Yes!  In addition to performances for the whole family, there will be juggling, dress up, puppet shows, artist demonstrations;  flower crown and puppet making as well as face painting, henna tattoos, and Renaissance themed food!

Q: "Should I dress up?"

A: Vendors and actors will be dressed up and there will be a costume contest for attendees! You are encouraged to do so, but not required!


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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.
Slide show photos by Kathleen Murphy Photography
Immersion Youth Repertory        2016