Adams Memorial Theatre

Adams Memorial Theatre
Adams Memorial Theatre

The Adams Memorial Theatre, dedicated in 1977, was designed by Douglas N. Cook, festival producing artistic director, along with Max Anderson of the Utah State Building Board, and is patterned after drawings and research of sixteenth century Tudor stages. Experts say it is one of a few theatres that probably comes close to the design of the Globe Theatre in which Shakespeare’s plays were originally produced. It is so authentic, in fact, that the British Broadcasting Company filmed part of its Shakespeare series there. It is named for Grace Adams Tanner, a major benefactor of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and her parents, Thomas D. and Luella R. Adams. It seats 819, plus 66 gallery-bench or standing-room seats.

Randall L. Jones Theatre

Randall L. Jones Memorial Theatre
Randall Jones Theatre

The Randall L. Jones Theatre was completed in 1989. This theatre seats 769 people and was initiated as a non-state funded building. It was named after a former professor at Southern Utah University and supporter of tourism in southern Utah whose family donated funds for the building. The theatre is the primary performance space for the Southern Utah University Department of Theatre Arts and Dance during the academic calendar. The Utah Shakespeare Festival uses the theatre during the summer and into mid-October in support of the festival’s fall season.