With its breathtaking views of the Hudson River, Boscobel provides the perfect setting for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s summer season. For more than 25 years, the Festival has been the only resident Shakespeare company in the Hudson Valley region.

The Festival’s productions and education programs reach more than 60,000 people of all ages each year. The performances are consistently acclaimed for their spontaneous, free-wheeling, distinctly-American playing style.

Boscobel’s magnificent gardens open two hours before the show for pre-theater picnicking. Bring your own picnic or enjoy prepared foods available for purchase on site.

Special Discount: Boscobel House Tour & Shakespeare Combo Tickets are available Wednesday–Sunday. To order, call the HVSF Box Office during business hours at 845.265.9575.


“As Hudson Valley audience regulars know, the company has the benefit of a gorgeous physical setting for its productions: a tent on the sweeping green lawn of Boscobel, an early-19th-century Federal mansion overlooking a particularly beautiful stretch of the Hudson River and the mountains beyond.”
Anita Gates, The New York Times, July 1, 2011

For more information about the Festival or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hvshakespeare.orgTickets are NOT sold through Boscobel.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
June 9 – September 1, 2015

Online sales begin March 1 at hvshakespeare.org.
Box Office opens May 19. (Closed for walk-ins on Tuesdays; phone sales only.)

hvsfA Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Eric Tucker
Shakespeare’s best-loved comedy is reinvented before your eyes in this wildly imaginative production. Five brilliant actors play 20 unforgettable characters in three rollicking stories that all take place in a magical wood on one madcap moonlit evening. Did we mention there’s a donkey?

hvsfThe Tempest
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jim Calder
Featuring the HVSF
Conservatory Company
Audiences of all ages will revel in the circus-like atmosphere created   by HVSF’s young artists in our 90-minute version of Shakespeare’s enchanting tale of a magical island full of monsters and fairies. When a storm washes his royal enemies ashore, Prospero has a chance to take his revenge—or will he conjure a happy ending instead? Perfect for the whole family!  Free matinees!  August 18 & 25

hvsfThe Winter’s Tale
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Davis McCallum
A jealous king banishes his innocent queen and infant daughter in a surprising story of romance, revenge, and redemption that unfolds across seasons, generations, and nations. The epic canvas of the Hudson Highlands provides the perfect backdrop for this wondrous fairy tale of a shepherdess who turns into a princess, a statue that comes to life, and the miraculous power of love to guide us home.

hvsfThe Arabian Nights
By Mary Zimmerman
Adapted from The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
In a storybook world, Scheherezade saves her skin and warms a tyrant’s cold heart by spinning irresistible tales of sheiks, thieves, madmen, con men, sages, fools, lovers, liars, and one excessively flatulent bridegroom. Don’t miss this sexy, stylish, and scintillating magic carpet ride for 21st-century audiences.

Ahvsfn Aliad
By Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Adapted from Homer’s Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles
Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
HVSF’s first solo show stars Kurt Rhoads as the ageless Poet who unleashes the fury of an ancient story he has told for centuries—creating heroes and battles before our eyes, challenging us to contemplate both the heroism and  horror of war. This OBIE Award-winning play is “spellbinding . . .an age-old story that resonates with tragic meaning today.”—The New York Times
5 Performances only!

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