DPS Shakespeare Festival Photo Recap
What is the Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival? Hosted by Denver Public Schools (DPS), the festival is a day-long event held in downtown Denver at the Performing Arts Complex in partnership with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) and the DPS Foundation. This year on April 22, thousands of students ages K-12 celebrated the life and legacy of playwright William Shakespeare with performances, costumes, and a parade. Fun fact: The DPS Shakespeare Festival is the oldest and largest student Shakespeare festival in the country! Get a glimpse into this exciting festival with these 2022 DPS Shakespeare Festival highlights!
Students in Renaissance makeup and costumes watch Queen Elizabeth I give her opening speech.
Queen Elizabeth I opening the DPS Shakespeare Festival!
Students cheering. Let the festival COMMENCE!
Queen Elizabeth I and William Shakespeare lead the triumphant parade of students toward the Arts Complex.
Thousands of students parade through the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
Elementary students perform excerpts from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
2022 DPS Shakespeare Festival outside in front of the Denver Performing Arts Complex!