4 reasons to give the gift of theater this holiday season

This year, make it easy on yourself by giving a gift that is sure to please any art-aficionado on your list.

Holiday shopping can be fun, but it can also be stressful. Braving the crowds at the mall, deliberating over this thing or that, wondering what the recipient’s reaction will beit’s exhausting! This year, make it easy on yourself by giving a gift that is sure to please any art-aficionado on your list: tickets to a production at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

This professional repertory theater has been wowing audiences young and old for over fifty years. Plus, tickets are incredibly easy to purchase—simply visit their website or call the box office.

If you need more convincing, check out these five reasons to give the gift of theater this holiday season:

1. The Utah Shakespeare Festival is a Tony-award winning theater company, with professional productions that are sure to awe and inspire.

When your gift recipient redeems their tickets at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, they are getting world-class production value that attracts about 130,000 guests per year. In 2000, the festival won the Tony for America’s Outstanding Regional Theatre, in recognition of its artistic achievements and contributions to the growth of theater nationally. Whether its Arthur Miller’s The Price or the classic Shakespearean comedy Twelfth Night, your giftee is sure to be delighted with the professionalism and presentation of the performance.

2. It’s the gift that gives well past the holiday season.

While other gifts may be used or forgotten once December is over, tickets to a Utah Shakespeare Festival production will be redeemed during the 2019 season, which runs from June 27 to October 12, 2019. Think of the joy your brother, girlfriend, or grandparents will feel as their show date approaches, and they get to feel the magic of the holiday season all over again. It’s like Christmas in July!

3. It’s more fun to give experiences instead of things.

Remember that sweater your mom got you last year? Oh yeah, it’s been sitting in your dresser drawer since December 25, 2017. All too often, holiday gifts go the way of, “I already have this” or “I would never wear/use this!” Why buy stuff that’s just going to go to waste? With a couple of Utah Shakespeare Festival tickets, you’re giving a magical night at the theater that won’t be wasted, but cherished and remembered for years to come.

4. The festival’s locale, Cedar City, is a destination on its own.

Located on and around the Southern Utah University campus, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is just three and a half hours southwest of Salt Lake City. Seven gorgeous national parks are all just a day’s drive from the festival grounds. So, you might not only be giving the gift of theater, but a whole weekend full of fun, art, and adventure.