2023 Upstate Shakespeare Festival: The Merry Wives of Windsor

The 27th Annual Upstate Shakespeare Festival will feature The Merry Wives of Windsor from May 25th to June 18th, 2023. Macbeth will soon follow premiering on July 6th until July 30th, 2023.

The Upstate Shakespeare Festival takes place each summer. One show runs from May to June and another from June to July. Shows begin at 7:00pm (arrive early to get a spot!) and run Thursday through Sunday each week during the run of shows.

Patrons can bring lawn chairs, blankets, and even food for a picnic. Alcohol is allowed in clear, plastic cups with a valid ID and purchase of a wristband ($1, cash only).

Each show is briskly delivered in two hours. Usually, our actors dress in contemporary costumes to bring out the timelessness of Shakespeare’s themes.

This program is funded in part by the Metropolitan Arts Council.