*Reservations are required for all guests.*
PERFORMANCES TUES – SUN
6:30 p.m. – Shakespeare Glen & Box Office open
8 p.m. – King Lear
~ 15-minute intermission ~
10:45 p.m. – Performance ends
About Your Reservation
- Each reservation is for one pod which seats up to six guests. The pods are between 10’x10′ and 7’x7′ in size and at minimum 3 feet apart.
- Reservations must be made in advance.
- Check-in will be contactless and throughout the Glen.
- Masks are required for entry (ages 9 & up) regardless of vaccine status and must be worn when moving in the Glen outside a pod.
- All are welcome, but we encourage guests who are not vaccinated or high-risk to consider their own safety when choosing to attend.
Read the full list of COVID-19 safety measures here.
Although reservations are required for entry this year, the Festival remains committed to keeping our performances accessible to all. Free pods reservations (more than 80% of total reservations) will be available the week of a performance.
FREE (Available online week of only!)
Reservations for free pods will open every Monday at noon online for the coming week. Quantity limited to one per household. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Pods nearest the stage are BLANKET ONLY and labeled on the map.
JUN 14@ noon CT: Free pods released June 15 – 20 (SOLD OUT)
JUN 21@ noon CT: Free pods released for June 22 – 27
For questions about accessibility or to request assistance please contact Allie Magee at email@example.com or by phone 314.287.3348.
MindsEye Radio will provide audio descriptions on Thursday, June 10th.
ASL Interpretation will be provided Wednesday, June 16th (Please email to reserve pods in advance)
Guests should check social media and our website for up-to-date information in the event of inclement weather.
It is always our hope to perform, so the decision to hold or cancel the show is rarely made before showtime (8 p.m.) In the event of bad weather, the performance may be delayed up to an hour. No refunds or exchanges are available if the show goes on after a delay.
If a performance is canceled, refunds and exchanges for PAID POD reservations will be available through the box office beginning the following morning at 9:00 a.m. Location will be based on availability. FREE POD reservations will not be available for exchanges. Guests may check the website or contact the box office by phone or email to inquire about availability.
WHAT ARE THE PODS LIKE?
Each pod is 10’ x 10’ and will be clearly marked and labeled. Up to six people are allowed per pod. Bring your chairs and blankets with plenty of room to spread out.
WHAT ARE THE PRICES OF THE PODS?
The majority of the pod reservations are free. For the limited number of paid pods, prices range $50-$500. Prices vary based on weekday vs. weekend performances. Each pod seats up to six guests.
CAN I RESERVE MY POD IN SHAKESPEARE GLEN?
All reservations must be made prior to guests’ arrival in Shakespeare Glen. Click here to make your reservation now.
WHAT ARE THE FOOD & DRINK OPTIONS?
- We are excited to share that STL Barkeep will be serving tasty drinks in Shakespeare Glen. Options include wine, craft cocktails and a selection of Schlafly beer. Soft drinks and water will also be available for purchase.
- There will be no food available on-site this year.
- Guests are allowed to bring in outside food and drink.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Everyone is welcome! Unvaccinated and higher-risk guests should consider their safety first, before attending. COVID continues to be present and highly contagious in our region.
King Lear includes mature themes including depictions of physical violence and gun violence. Contact the box office with any questions.
ARE PETS ALLOWED?
Well-behaved and leashed pets are welcome and do not count towards your six-person pod limit.
IS THERE ANY PRE-SHOW ENTERTAINMENT?
Unfortunately, to limit contact between staff, artists and guests during the event there are no pre-show activities.
WHAT NIGHTS ARE THERE PERFORMANCES?
King Lear runs Tunesday – Sunday from June 2-27. There are no shows on Monday evenings.
WHAT KIND OF MERCH WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE GIFT SHOP?
Find STL Shakes Fest branded blankets, umbrellas, and tote bags plus the KING LEAR poster and t-shirt. You can shop this show or any of our past shows online.
Have a question not answered here? Email Allie at firstname.lastname@example.org.