FY 2016 Appropriation

Founded in 1961, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is committed to entertain, enrich, and educate audiences of Shakespeare and other master dramatists. In 2000, the Utah Shakespeare Festival received the Tony Award for outstanding regional theater. The Festival also won a Regional Emmy Award for its 2011 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Funding History
Appropriation Overview

During the 2015 General Session, the Legislature appropriated for Fiscal Year 2016, $21,600 from all sources for Shakespeare Festival. This is a 69.8 percent reduction from Fiscal Year 2015 revised estimated amounts from all sources. The total includes $21,600 from the General/Education Funds, a reduction of 69.8 percent from revised Fiscal Year 2015 estimates.

Appropriation Adjustments

In addition to statewide compensation and internal service fund cost increases, the following appropriation adjustments were made during the 2015 General Session:


Number of Performances, Ticket Sold, Ticket Sales Revenue

The Shakespeare Festival's performance measures include the number of performances, the number of tickets sold, and the annual ticket sales revenue.

Southern Utah University Shakespeare Festival

Southern Utah University Shakespeare Festival

Southern Utah University Shakespeare Festival

Each summer and early fall, the Shakespeare Festival produces three of Shakespeare's plays in addition to several other plays. The plays are performed in the Adams Shakespearean Theatre, an open-air theater similar to the Globe Theatre and in the Randall L. Jones Theatre.

The quality of the Festival's productions has made Cedar City a summer destination and provided economic development to the region.

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