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Welcome Schools and Teachers Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival Outreach

Online Registration Available for Measure for Measure and Bard to Go--Online registration for Fall 2016 is now closed. For school registration, please call the box office at 616-331-2300. Thursday, October 6 is completely reserved. Thank you.


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Educational Outreach

The Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival is committed to offering Shakespeare in performance to regional schools. This year, the festival again offers two different production options. Our Mainstage production, Measure for Measure will be performed for three special midweek matinees at a reduced group rate that includes lunch and the opportunity to interact with cast and crew members. Additionally, our touring production Bard to Go is available to travel to area schools to perform the exciting 50 minute production of Macbeth, a condensed version of Shakespeare's tragedy. 

Measure for Measure matinees will be Monday, October 3, Tuesday, October 4, and  Thursday, October 6, at 10AM.

Bard to Go will be touring on Fridays October 14, 21, 28, and November 4.

For Measure for Measure School Matinee Questions contact Dr. Jo Miller at
For Scheduling questions after August 1, contact the Box Office Manager Jack Lane at   

For Bard to Go: Macbeth  Questions and Scheduling, contact Katherine Mayberry at

Online Registration

***Click Here to register online for the Student Matinees***  (Online registration for the School Matinees is now closed. For registration, please contact Jack Lane in the box office at lanejack@gvsu,edu or at 616-331-2300)
(Please note--enter the information in the formats indicated on the form--under telephone, it can only handle the number as for example 616-331-3066 adding extensions to that will not work)

New Click Here to pre-register online for  Bard to Go

Download Information for Schools
Click Here for the Festival Letter to Schools 

Click Here for the Measure for Measure Information Letter
Click Here for  Measure for Measure Study Guide for Schools (Doc) ( PDF) (coming soon)
Registration Form (if unable to use online system)

Click Here for Bard to Go School Information
Click Here for Bard to Go Study Guide (Coming Soon)
Contact the Bard to Go Cast Here (Coming Soon)

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