This year the Freewill Shakespeare Festival is proud to present The Merry Wives of Windsor (every even date and matinee) and The Merchant of Venice (every odd date), June 20-July 16 in the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park.

2017  Tickets and Passes are now on sale at TIX ON THE SQUARE and can be purchased by clicking here. Tickets are also available an hour and a half before each performance at our onsite box office.


$30 adults

$20 Students/Seniors

Children under 10 are free.

Festival Passes are $50 – A $10 savings for those of you who would like to join us for both performances.

VIP Passes are $200 and are good for reserved seating, unlimited performances for holder and a guest, a beverage and a snack for each.

Ticketed Special Events such as Date Night, Cask Night and  Tea with Shakespeare are individually priced and have a limited number of tickets available. The tickets will be on sale May 15th, for more information please click here.

Please be aware Tix on the Square does charge a service fee for purchasing tickets.

Tuesday evenings and Saturday matinees are Pay What You Will at the gate.

Servus Student Sundays – Students with valid ID get in free every Sunday.

Gates generally open an hour before each performance.

Special Events start times vary, please check the special event page to confirm when gate opens for a specific event.

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Have a group of over 15 people interested in coming to the Festival? Contact us about Group rates by clicking here!

To see our Festival Group Packages which include use of the Special Event Tent, discounted tickets, early entrance, reserved seating, an exclusive bar and popcorn please click here.


Pay What You Will Performances (PWYW)

The Free Will Players mandates states we create works that are “…accessible to all audiences, regardless of age, ability, education, or income levels” therefore we are strongly committed to ensuring ticket prices are not a barrier to entry. In 2017 Pay What You Will performances are every Tuesday night, Saturday matinee and our two preview performances (June 20/21).

Please come to the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park where cash donations will be accepted in exchange for a General Admission ticket. The box office opens 1.5 hour prior to showtime.

Student Sunday Performances

Every Sunday matinee and evening performances are free to students with a valid student ID (from elementary to post-secondary education). Simply come to the box office prior to the show and show your valid student ID in exchange for a general admission ticket. The box office opens 1 hour prior to showtime.


You can find them at TIX ON THE SQUARE by clicking here

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