The Illinois Shakespeare Festival announces a change in the performance dates for the 2021 mainstage productions of Measure for Measure and The Winter’s Tale. This change will help provide the scene and costume shops more time to build the productions, which will open at the beginning of July.

Ticket sales open to the general public on Monday, May 10, 2021, at noon. Individual tickets are $25 per person, with $15 tickets available for preview performances. Please visit the Illinois Shakespeare Festival website for more information.

The updated schedule is as follows:

ShowDateTime
Measure for Measure – PreviewFriday, July 28 p.m.
Measure for Measure – OpeningSaturday, July 38 p.m.
[Sunday, July 4-Thursday, July 8 – no performances] 
The Winter’s Tale – PreviewFriday, July 98 p.m.
The Winter’s Tale – OpeningSaturday, July 108 p.m.
The Winter’s TaleSunday, July 117:30 p.m.
[Monday, July 12 – no performance] 
Measure for MeasureTuesday, July 137:30 p.m.
Measure for MeasureWednesday, July 147:30 p.m.
The Winter’s TaleThursday, July 157:30 p.m.
The Winter’s TaleFriday, July 168 p.m.
Measure for MeasureSaturday, July 178 p.m.
The Winter’s TaleSunday, July 187:30 p.m.
[Monday, July 19 – no performance] 
The Winter’s TaleTuesday, July 207:30 p.m.
Measure for MeasureWednesday, July 217:30 p.m.
Measure for MeasureThursday, July 227:30 p.m.
Measure for MeasureFriday, July 238 p.m.
The Winter’s TaleSaturday, July 248 p.m.
Measure for MeasureSunday, July 257:30 p.m.
[Monday, July 26 – no performance] 
Measure for MeasureTuesday, July 277:30 p.m.
The Winter’s TaleWednesday, July 287:30 p.m.
The Winter’s TaleThursday, July 297:30 p.m.
The Winter’s TaleFriday, July 308 p.m.
Measure for MeasureSaturday, July 318 p.m.
Measure for MeasureSunday, August 17:30 p.m.
[Monday, August 2 – no performance] 
The Winter’s TaleTuesday, August 37:30 p.m.
Measure for MeasureWednesday, August 47:30 p.m.
The Winter’s TaleThursday, August 57:30 p.m.
The Winter’s TaleFriday, August 68 p.m.

The Festival apologizes for any inconvenience and thanks patrons for their patience and flexibility as this change is made.

If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m., at (309) 438-2535 or email the Festival at shake@IllinoisState.edu.