For over 60 seasons, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with classic theatre under the stars.
The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder. Since 1958, the festival has celebrated and explored Shakespeare and his continuing influence and vitality through productions of superior artistic quality, education and community engagement.
CSF strives to preserve the classics of the past and pursue the classics of the future. Fueled by artistry and scholarship, the festival seeks to expand the cultural richness of the region by inspiring, challenging and cultivating the imagination of audiences and artists.
Plays are performed beneath summer night skies in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and in the newly renovated indoor University Theatre.
Opportunities for CU Students
Since the early 1980s, CU graduate students have been chosen each year to serve as dramaturgs working directly with the summer directors. Students may also serve as assistant directors, depending on qualifications. CU graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply for summer work in acting, management, costumes, crafts, etc. During the academic year, other internship and employment opportunities exist with CSF.