Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival
Whether the weather
Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival Inclement Weather Policy.
Rain: If water from the sky is falling (A) continuously for more than 10 minutes starting at 30 minutes prior to curtain-time up to curtain-time, or (B) for a continuous 2 minutes at any time after curtain, the show will be moved indoors.
Lightning: If lightning is in the sky directly above the campus from 30 minutes prior to curtain-time until curtain-time, or at any time after the start of the show, the show will be moved indoors.
Heat: If the temperature in West Hartford at 1 hour prior to curtain is 95 degrees or above, the show will be moved indoors.
Governor Declaration: If the governor, for any reason, declares the roads in CT unsafe for travel other than emergencies on the day of a performance, the performance will be cancelled.
If any of these situations happen, we move inside the beautiful Autorino Center, where we've built an exact duplicate of the outdoor set.
On a related note, if it rained during the day, but it's dry that night, be sure to bring lawn chairs, since the grass could still be wet. Thank you!