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The 21st Annual Upstate Shakespeare Festival Season features Twelfth Night and Coriolanus!

Shows begin at 7:00pm in beautiful Falls Park, Thurs thru Sunday each week during the run of shows.


July 9th – August 2nd

Considered to be the Bard’s final great tragedy, Coriolanus tells what happens when a great soldier is expected to be an equally impressive politician and fails. This epic about the Roman Empire is sure to excite all of our USF audiences.  Coriolanus is not to be missed!

Twelfth Night

Closed June 14th!  Thank you to all who attended and had a blast with us!

One of Shakespeare’s most delightful romantic comedies follows the disguised Viola as she navigates the romantic schemes in the courts of Illyria. There are rowdy uncles, silly suitors, mistaken identities, forged love letters, harrumphing prudes, playful songs, and of course, those ghastly yellow stockings! This show is perfect for a rollicking good summer evening!

The Upstate Shakespeare Festival is presented by Bank of America and supported in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Arts Council.

All performances of the Upstate Shakespeare Festival are FREE ADMISSION and are performed in beautiful Falls Park on the Reedy. IMPORTANT PARK RULE CHANGE THIS YEAR: Anyone consuming alcohol must do so in a clear, plastic cup.

Audition Dates:

Auditions for the 2016 Season will take place in April 2016.

The 2016 Season will feature Julius Caesar followed by As You Like It.  Shows will run from May until August in Falls Park.

Anyone interested in future auditions or have questions about the program, should contact John Fagan at