Shakespeare Festival St Louis - Green Show


The Green Show is traditionally a prelude to an evening’s main performance. It serves as a means of preparing the audience for that night’s main offerings, and creates an environment for pre show picnickers to enjoy light entertainment while breaking bread with family and friends. Performances begin each night at 6:30 PM.

Click here for a map of the Glen and the locations of our Green Show performance areas.

Intro to the Show

Performed by members of the Shakespeare Squadron, the Festival’s training program for young actors, the Green Show features a 20-minute adaptation of the evening’s Main Stage production that introduces the performance’s characters and plot. 6:30 & 7:25 pm, nightly.

Local Acts & 2015 Performance Schedule

From musicians to dance groups, magicians to jugglers, our Green Show acts run the gamut of local talent. Now spread across two stages, in addition to roving acts throughout the Glen, the Green Show provides a wide variety of entertainment from the time you set up your chairs until the play begins.

Roving Performers

Shakespeare Squadron’s Will of Fortune (Nightly)
Hooping (Thursdays & Saturdays)
Magicians (Fridays & Sundays)
Circus Kaput Jr. (Mondays & Wednesdays)
Face Painting (Fridays-Sundays)

Featured on the Hilltop (Thursdays-Sundays, 6:45-7:45 pm): Oh My Gosh Josh, Juggling Jeff, and ‘Mazing Matthias

House Stage

Instrumental music and dance performances will be featured on our House Stage from 7-7:45 pm, nightly.

Lobby Stage

Lobby Stage acts perform at 6:55 pm, nightly.

Backstage Tour

Free backstage tours begin nightly at 6:30 PM and last approximately 20 minutes. Get a behind-the-scenes view of the Festival, chat with stage crew, get a peek in the sound/lighting tent and maybe visit with an actor preparing for the performance. School and community groups can arrange group tours at 6 PM – email to set up your group tour.

Family Art Activities

Families with children are invited to join us for a variety of crafts, such as making crowns and capes, creating musical instruments, or constructing Shakespearean puppets. Children participating in the activities must be accompanied by an adult.

We are always looking for new Green Show entertainers – if you are interested, email