2017 Freewill Special Events

Puppet Shows

Worried that your kids won’t understand the plot? First time to Freewill and a little anxious about Shakespeare? Let Thou Art Here Theatre introduce you to the play through a fun puppet adaptation. This 15-minute primer will introduce you to the characters, outline the plot points and get the whole family excited about the upcoming show! Free for all our guests to the show! Times and days for the 2017 Puppet Shows will be announced in May.

Canada Day

Let’s celebrate! Spend the day outside! Join us in the Heritage Amphitheatre! All veterans and serving military receive a $10 discount for tickets purchased at the gate! Children under 10 get in free! Come relax, bring a picnic, have a drink (bar will be open) and buy a hot dog!

Wine Wednesdays

Join us on Wednesday nights for our amazing show and enjoy a discounted glass of wine! It’s a win-win!

Thirsty Thursdays

Why should Wednesdays have all the fun? Join us for discounted beer on Thursdays!

Food Fridays

Join us on Fridays – we will open the gates early and you can enjoy a selection of hot foods.

Behind the Scenes
Take a peek in our special events tent at a display of past costume and set designs, get a behind the scenes look at how what you see on the stage is developed and created.  Display is included in your regularly priced ticket.

TICKETED SPECIAL EVENTS – These events take place in our Special Event Tent on our festival grounds. Tickets to our special events are limited, if events are sold out there are still tickets available to the evening’s performance. Keep an eye on this page for our 2017 events, tickets will go on sale in May and sell out quickly! We will be adding a number of new events in the 2017 season, so stay tuned for more details.

Shakesbeer Alley Kat Cask Nights
Join us for two Shakesbeer Cask Nights in 2017! Alley Kat Brewery has created a brew so special, William himself would go for seconds! This is a traditional and tasty event that you don’t want to miss! Tapping of the cask begins at 6:40pm.

Date Nights
Date night decisions made easy!  Ticket includes early admittance, entertainment, seating in a reserved section in the amphitheatre and the romance of Shakespeare all for $40! Special event gate opens at 6:15pm. Event starts at 6:30pm. Evening performances start at 8pm.

Tea with Shakespeare (Afternoon Tea)
All you lovers of old-world loveliness and a dash of make-believe! An afternoon of live, outdoor theatre, English tea, and other entertainment in the Freewill Special Events Tent. High Tea guests will receive priority seating for the matinee performance, refreshments in the tent during intermission and high tea with entertainment in the tent following the show. 

Youth Programming

In 2017, Free Will Players Theatre Guild will once again be working with Thou Art Here Theatre’s Artistic Directors, Andrew Ritchie and Neil Kuefler, to present youth programming. Please watch here for more information.