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July 16, 2021  4pm-9:30pm

July 17, 2021  11am-9:30pm

July 18, 2021  12pm-5pm

The Beaverton Library Lawn

12375 SW 5th Street

Map 

ALL AGES

FREE to the public

Reserved seating for the festival's highlight, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), available for purchase here.

Tokens are available at the information booth. Use tokens to purchase food, merchandise, or tip the actors!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

last updated July 12, 2021

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Friday July 16   4:00pm - 9:30 pm

 

The Swan Stage

4:00 Sign-ups for Shakespeare Open Mic (20 min) 

4:15 Shakespeare Open Mic “happy hour” (60 min) 

5:30 Blue Flourish Merry Wives Abridged (40 min)

6:30 Shakespeare Insult competition (30 min) 

 

The Rose Stage

4:00 Academia Deltoria : Sword Fighting Workshop (30 min)

4:30 Renaissance Dance Workshop with Katherine Kyte (30 min) 

5:00 - 6:00 Anna Lee Driscoll, harp

6:00- Renegade Rose Morris Dancers

Grey’s Inn Courtyard

7:30pm - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

Saturday July 17   11:00am - 9:30 pm

The Swan Stage

12:00 OPS workshop : Secrets of Shakespeare’s Text for Actors (45 min)

1:00 OPS : Macbeth (abridged) (90 min)

2:30 Infinite Improv : Shakespearean Improv (30 min)

3:00 Shakespeare Open Mic (60 min) - Bobby Nove

3:30 OPS workshop : Gender Presentation for Stage (45 min) 

4:30 Infinite Improv : Shakespearean Improv (30 min)

 

The Rose Stage

12:00 Sherwood Renaissance Singers (50 min)

1:00  Anna Lee Driscoll, harp (50 min)

2:00 Renaissance Dance Workshop with Katherine Kyte (30 min) 

2:30 Academia Deltoria : Sword Fighting Workshop (30 min)

3:00 Los Grillos Renaissance Band (50 min)

4:00 Renaissance Dance Workshop with Katherine Kyte (30 min)

5:00 The Queen's Feast (by reservation only)

Grey’s Inn Courtyard

7:30pm - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

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Sunday July 18   12:00 - 5pm

 

The Swan Stage

12:00 Shakespeare Insults Competition-Heidi Davis

1:00 Blue Flourish Merry Wives Abridged (40 min) 

The Rose Stage

12:00  Renegade Rose Morris Dancers

1:00-2:00 Anna Lee Driscoll, harp

Grey’s Inn Courtyard

2pm - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

FAQ about the Westside Shakespeare Festival

HOW DO I GET THERE? 

 

From the West on Tualatin Valley Highway


Take Tualatin Valley Highway (Highway 8) to SW Murray Blvd. Turn right onto Murray, then left onto SW Farmington Rd (Highway 10). Turn right onto SW Watson Ave. Turn left onto SW 5th Street. Go two and a half blocks (pass SW Hall Blvd) and turn left into the library parking lot.
 

From the West on Highway 26


Take Highway 26 (Sunset Highway) east to exit 69A (Beaverton/Tigard/217 S). After you exit, proceed on Highway 217 S to exit 2A (Canyon Rd). Go straight at the first light at the bottom of the exit. At the next light, turn right and get into the center lane. At the second light, turn left onto SW Lombard Ave. Turn right onto SW 5th St. Go one and a half blocks and turn right into the library parking lot.
 

From Portland


Take Highway 26 (Sunset Highway) west to exit 69A (Beaverton/Tigard/217 S). After you exit, proceed on 217 S to exit 2A (Canyon Rd). Go straight at the first light at the bottom of the exit. At the next light, turn right and get into the center lane. At the second light, turn left onto SW Lombard Ave. Turn right onto SW 5th St. Go one and a half blocks and turn right into the library parking lot.
 

From Washington


Take I-5 south to exit 302B (I-405 W/US 30 W) and cross the Fremont Bridge. Approaching the end of the bridge, get into the left lane. Take exit 1D (Highway 26 W toward Beaverton). Refer to directions from Portland.
 

From the South


Take I-5 north to exit 292A (217 N toward Tigard/Sunset Highway/Oregon Coast). After you exit, proceed on 217 N to exit 2B (SW Allen Blvd.) At the light, turn left onto Allen heading west. At the second light, turn right onto SW Lombard Ave. Turn left onto SW 5th St. Go one and a half blocks and turn right into the library parking lot.
 

Public Transportation

TriMet lines 78 and 76 stop at 5th and Hall, across the street from the library. The library is within walking distance of bus lines 52 and 88 and the Beaverton Transit Center.
 

Parking


PLEASE NOTE: During library hours, you MUST find parking on the street. You may park in the library lot after 6pm on Friday and Saturday only. (No parking in the lot on Sunday)

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WHAT ARE THE CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS?

We're proud to say that there will be NO required social distancing. Those who are unvaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask. There will be hand sanitizer available near the entrance to the library.

WILL THERE BE FOOD & DRINK? 

But of course! We have a handful of food carts, and a beer, wine, mead & cider tent. There was no soda in the Bard's time, and typically the water was filthy to drink, thus the need for excessive booze consumption. But since we have no desire to get your kids liquored up, there will be bottled water available for purchase at the info booth. 

IS THE VENUE A.D.A. ACCESSIBLE?

Not really, but kind of? The event takes place on the library lawn. The lawn is pretty stable, if not a little squishy, so if someone can assist you in your wheelchair, you should be alright. We do not recommend trying to go it alone. Volunteers will be happy to assist as we can. 

DO I NEED A TICKET TO SEE ANY OF THE SHOWS?

No! The performances and workshops are free. We do recommend a reservation for the evening performances of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) due to high demand. That does have a cost of $12, but technically you are paying for the convenience of a chair waiting for you. You can come to any performance with your own chair or blanket and see any of the performances for free.  (Pssst-- the 2pm on Sunday should have plenty of vacant reserved chairs available to use at no cost whatsoever!)

IS THE FESTIVAL GOING TO BE CROWDED?

It is a small festival compared to, say, the Blues Festival, but we anticipate at least a couple hundred people per day, with Saturday afternoon/early evening going to be the busiest time. Note that COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, so we will not be enforcing social distancing.

DO I HAVE RESERVATION OPTIONS FOR THE MAIN SHOW?

Yes! Let us provide a chair for you for a modest $12. For those interested in one of our comfy, cozy, classic experiences, why not consider reserving a seat or pre-purchasing a package? Reserved seats are carved out in the order you arrive. To get the best seat, either purchase a VIP seat or arrive early. Those who do not make a reservation can find a seat behind those who have.

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WHAT SHOULD I BRING?

You may bring ALL of your family and friends! But please do not bring any outside alcohol, fireworks, firearms, or pets.

 

DO YOU HAVE A REFUND POLICY ON THE PACKAGE PURCHASES?

There are no refunds on reservation purchases at any time. BUT, we are happy to accommodate moving your reservation from one night to the other, depending on the availability of the performance you wish to see.

 

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By Adam Long, daniel singer, and jess winfield

ALL 37 PLAYS IN 97 MINUTES!

“PITHIER THAN PYTHON. IRRESISTIBLE.”   - NEW YORK TIMES

 

An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End at the Criterion Theatre! Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

“ROLLICKING, FAST-MOVING AND HILARIOUS!” - THE GUARDIAN

JULY 16 - AUGUST 8, 2021 

AT THE WESTSIDE SHAKESPEARE fESTIVAL AND VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN WASHINGTON, YAMHILL, AND MARION COUNTIES