Annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival

Annual Skagit River Shakespeare Festival

We are pleased to announce our 2016 Skagit River Shakespeare Festival season:

Cymbeline, directed by Danny Herter 

"This rarely seen but hilarious romance is a whirlwind adventure of love and deception from Britain to Rome and back again."

The Merchant of Venice, directed by Michael Wallace

"Take a Gamble on Love: What happens in Venice stays in Venice."

"Shakespeare's Wonderland: An Elizabethan View Through the Looking Glass" a FREE Touring Show. Enjoy this original mash-up of two of your favorite authors: William Shakespeare & Lewis Carroll.

Audition announcements will be forthcoming.  Keep your eye on the website and our Facebook page for more announcements and the season schedule.  If you would like to volunteer (box office, ushering, costuming, set building, stage management, tech, gardening, anything you can think of!), email

The 2016 Skagit River Shakespeare Festival will be held July 8th through August 13th at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, located between Conway and LaConner, a natural outdoor theater perfect for enjoying Shakespeare under the skies. 

For additional information about seeing a show at the Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheatre, please check out the FAQs.


Shakespeare Northwest


“Outdoors and under the stars, the way it was meant to be.”

Shakespeare Northwest, the premier
 Shakespeare company in the Skagit 
Valley since 2000, annually brings a
 variety of Shakespeare’s works to life
 with a professional level cast. We perform under the stars at our outdoor venue, The Rexville-Blackrock
Amphitheatre. In addition, The
 Summer Touring Show travels to a variety 
of outdoor venues.

Our capstone
 event is “Ironman” where we bring the season’s talent together for a full day of Shakespeare – with two full productions plus additional entertainment.

The caliber of acting within Shakespeare Northwest draws audience members from British Columbia to Oregon and from the San Juan Islands to Eastern Washington. The acting talent, drawn primarily from the Skagit Valley, also comes from Bellingham, Seattle and many points in-between. The majority of our actors are seasoned veterans, but each season we gather in new players and in the past few years have included several talented youth in our shows.

1500 A East College Way
PMB 502
Mount Vernon