Special Events

Fall into our rustic revelry!

Curious about the life of a performer? Want to flex your literary muscles with the industry's leading scholars? Just looking for a heck of a good time on the Great Lawn? Check out one of our pre- or post-show talks, lawn parties, or events to enrich your HVSF experience this summer.


 

Annual Summer Gala

Saturday, June 2: Our Annual Summer Gala, the Festival's largest fundraising event of the year, includes cocktails on the lawn, live music, performance highlights from the 2018 season, a live auction under the Tent, a gorgeous seated dinner, and dancing on the banks of the Hudson. Raise a Glass >

Opening Nights

Celebrate the work of our 2018 Company with a pre-show toast and treat, served just before the start of the evening's performance. This event is included with your purchase of the evening's performance.

Friday, June 15, 7:30pm: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
Friday, June 22, 7:30pm: RICHARD II
Sunday, June 24, 7:30pm: THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD

Trivia Nights

Form a team and flex those trivia muscles! We're challenging you to an after-hours battle of wits under the Theater Tent covering history, pop-culture, literature, and more. Embibe and enjoy local fare while you're at it! This event is included with your purchase of the evening's performance.

Friday, July 6, 10:00pm: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
Friday, August 3, 10:00pm: RICHARD II

LGBTQ+ Night at the Tent

Sunday, July 15, 5:30pm: Get social with drinks and light treats on the Great Lawn before the evening's performance! This event is included with your purchase of the evening's performance.

Richard's Coronation

Monday, July 16, 6:30pm - 7:00pm: A toast to the King! In honor of King Richard II's coronation on this day in 1377 (641 years ago), we'll serve up something special before the evening's performance. This event is included with your purchase of the evening's performance.

Closing Lawn Party

Dine, drink, and dance to help us bid farewell to our 2018 Season and the closing performance of ROBIN HOOD! This open-air pre-show affair will feature live music, delectible treats, and more -- an appropriate sendoff for a show, and a season, full of adventure. This event is included with your purchase of the evening's performance. Standalone Lawn Party tickets may also be purchased for those who do not wish to stay for the evening's show.

Sunday, August 25, 5:30pm - 7:00pm: THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD (7:30pm Closing Performance)

Family Nights

Enjoy interactive pre-show theater arts workshops under the Theater Tent on each of these nights that are great for kids and adults, and take advantage of a great deal for families! Families of four or more also receive $25 tickets to the evening's performance (discount automatically applied at checkout).

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Wednesday, August 8, 6:00pm - 6:45pm: THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD (7:30pm Performance)
Tuesday, August 14, 12:30pm - 1:15pm: THE SEA-MAID'S MUSIC (2:00pm Matinee)

Post-Show Talkbacks

These lively, informal after-show discussions with HVSF artists offer engaging, new perspectives on what you've just seen under the Theater Tent! Bring your burning questions on select dates throughout the summer season -- Talkbacks are free with your performance ticket.

Saturday, July 14, 10:00pm: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
Saturday, July 21, 10:00pm: THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD
Saturday, July 28, 10:00pm: RICHARD II

Friday Night Prologues

Grab a picnic and a glass of wine, stake out your spot on the Great Lawn, and start your weekend off with a free, thrilling, behind-the-scenes exploration with HVSF artists and industry experts. These pre-show talks take place every Friday at 6:15pm and are open to the public -- no performance ticket required! Meet our Speakers >