2016 Celebrating the Summer of Love!

Brunch of Love

Thank you to all who attended!

It was a beautiful February afternoon at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club, with amazing food, excellent entertainment and an exciting live auction!

A special thank you to all local, national and international supporters who donated so generously to the auctions! 

We are deeply appreciative to all who support the Freewill Shakespeare Festival! It is your generous donations that helps us to fulfill our mandate of producing professional theatre that is accessible to all through our 9 Pay What You Will and 8 Free Student performances.

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness,
and some have greatness thrust upon them.”

Support the Free Will Players by donating through Canada Helps.  Donations will receive a full tax receipt and you can choose from a range of giving options, including gift donations, monthly installments, and more.

Interested in donating $250 or more?  Please click here to see donation level benefits!

2016 Festival Season

This Summer join us in Hawrelak Park for two amazing shows!

Romeo & Juliet and
Love's Labour's Lost

June 21 to July 17, 2016

This summer we are planning some amazing events to enhance your Festival experience, Thou Art Here Puppet shows, Wine Wednesdays, Canada Day Celebration and Food Fridays to name a few! Season Passes and VIP passes are on sale at TIX ON THE SQUARE! Tickets should be available for sale April 2016.

Love to volunteer? We will start recruitment in early May. This year we will be using a new online system to make registering easier for our volunteers.

Is your Company looking for a new way to reach potential customers and support Arts in the Community? Our Festival Program advertising is a very affordable way to do so! Contact Nikola Tonn at for advertising rates.

We love our Sponsors! At Freewill Shakespeare Festival we are so fortunate to have some great local companies to partner with including Vision Creative, Chianti Cafe and Restaurant, Alley Kat Brewing Company, Global Edmonton, River City Cookies, McCallum, Servus Credit Union, Theatre Garage, Avenue Magazine and JCI to name a few. If your company would like to become a sponsor we have numerous levels to chose from with great benefits! We are always looking for local suppliers to build in kind relationships with. Please click here for our Sponsorship Package.

2016 Special Events

We will be hosting several ticketed Special Events in 2016 in our Special Events Tent.

Date Nights - Looking for a great night out? Enjoy wine or a craft beer, entertainment, light appetizers, early admittance and that nights performance in reserved seating all for only $35. This Event sold out last year so we have added a second Date Night - one for the Comedy and one for the Tragedy - Dates TBA

Shakesbeere Alley Kat Cask Nights - One was great! Two will be even better! This event sold out last year so we will be having one on the Comedy and one for the Tragedy! Alley Kat's brewmaster will create casks for those nights that are unique and one of a kind - only available at these events. The $35 ticket price includes one free draft from the Cask. Dates TBA

High Tea - What is more English than Tea? Shakespeare and Tea together! Details will be announced soon for the Tea.


Looking for a fun and affordable volunteer or staff appreciation night? A unique birthday or anniversary party? Why not host your event Shakespeare Style? 

Our Special Event Tent on the Festival grounds is the perfect venue for a great evening!

Enjoy the use of the Special Event Tent, popcorn, a greeting by our Artistic Director or a Board Member, an exclusive cash bar and tickets to that evenings performance with reserved seating! Packages for groups of 25 start at $500

Please contact us to book or for more information. Availability is limited so please reserve early!

Don't want the Special Event Tent but have a group? Ask us about discounted ticket pricing for groups of 15 or more!
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