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The Heritage Amphitheatre is fully wheelchair accessible. Pathways to and surrounding the seating area are sloped concrete. Concession tent paths are…

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These events take place in the Special Event Tent on our Festival grounds. Start times vary. All tickets include the special event listed and the performance as indicated. Tickets to these special events are limited, but if events are sold out there are still tickets available to the regular performance.

Date Night – A Celebration of Italy! Friday, July 7th (The Merchant of Venice)
Date night decisions made easy! Ticket includes early admittance through VIP gate, a glass of wine or beer, appetizers, entertainment, seating in a reserved section in the amphitheatre and the romance of Shakespeare all for $45! VIP gate opens at 6:15pm. Event starts at 6:30pm. Evening performances start at 8pm. This is an 18+ event.

Girls Night Out – Wednesday, June 28 (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
Get the girls together and come have some fun at our Disco themed girls night! We will be selling specialty vodka drinks and it is wine Wednesday so all wine will be discounted! Price of ticket includes that evenings performance, early admission through VIP gate, reserved seating, snacks including a donut wall and a glass of wine or a beer. VIP Gate opens at 6:30, Tickets $45.

Shakesbeer Alley Kat Cask Nights- The Merchant of Venice, Thursday, June 29th and The Merry Wives of Windsor, Friday, July 14th
Join us for two Shakesbeer Cask Nights in 2017! Alley Kat Brewery has created a brew so special, William himself would go for seconds! This is a traditional and tasty event that you don’t want to miss! Price of ticket includes that evenings performance, early admission through VIP gate, reserved seating, a glass from the cask and snacks including handmade soft pretzels. Gate opens at 6:30, tapping of the cask begins at 6:40pm. 18+ event. Tickets $40.

Shakespeare's Feast - Saturday, July 8th (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
"Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast." -Comedy of Errors - An evening full of the wonder of Shakespeare! Let us immerse you in Shakespeare’s time, cocktails in Will’s Tavern will be followed with a delicious dinner prepared by Smokehouse BBQ in the Special Event tent hosted by no other than Queen herself! Guests will enjoy a beer or wine, a family style meal including ribs, chicken, roasted vegetables, salad and dessert before the evenings performance, entertainment and priority seating in the Amphitheatre. VIP Gate will open at 5pm, Dinner at 5:45, Tickets $90.

Tea with Shakespeare (Afternoon Tea) – July 9th (The Merry Wives of Windsor Matinee)
All you lovers of old-world loveliness and a dash of make-believe! An afternoon of live, outdoor theatre, English tea, and other entertainment in the Freewill Special Events Tent. Tea guests will receive a light luncheon before the matinee, enjoy some entertainment during the Tea, priority seating for the performance of the The Merry Wives of Windsor and refreshments in the Special Event tent during intermission. VIP Gate will open at 12pm, Tickets $50.

The Merry Wines of Windsor – Wednesday, July 12th We are partnering once again with Unwined, this year they will take us on a tour of the wines from the Commonwealth. Wines will be paired with several cheeses and one sweet. 18+ event. VIP Gate opens at 6:30, Tickets $50.

Merchant of Vodka – Thursday, July 13th Local Distillery Rig Hand joins us for a sampling of their delicious flavoured vodkas. Price of ticket includes that evenings performance, early admission through VIP gate, reserved seating, snacks, sampling of several Rig Hand vodkas and a specialty drink made with the vodkas. 18+ event. VIP Gate opens at 6:30, Tickets $50.

But Hark, A Voice! by Thou Art Here Theatre Mondays starting June 26th At the Freewill Shakespeare Festival Site (Heritage Amphitheatre, Hawrelak Park). A Roving Rehearsal of Repertory Rejects! As this family friendly performance is a roving show please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. There are seating opportunities for those with mobility issues throughout. Tickets $20. June 26 at 1pm, July 3 and July 10 at 5pm & 7pm.