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Shakespeare on the Lawn presents "Twelfth Night" - TICKETS ON SALE!

Wednesday, July 19 2023
7:30PM - 10:00PM

Thursday, July 20 2023
7:30PM - 10:00PM

Friday, July 21 2023
7:30PM - 10:00PM

Saturday, July 22 2023
7:30PM - 10:00PM

Sunday, July 23 2023
7:30PM - 10:00PM

Shakespeare on the Lawn presents
Salisbury House & Gardens
4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines, IA 50312
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Event Details



Join us for one of William Shakespeare’s most delightful comedies, Twelfth Night, the story of shipwrecked Viola, who disguises herself as her lost twin brother, and navigates between the courts of the lovesick Duke Orsino and the grieving Countess Olivia. This lighthearted story of love, pranks, and mistaken identities will be a summer delight for all. The play will be performed atop the English gardens and staged with the majestic backdrop of Salisbury House for five summer evenings, July 19-23. Gates open at 6:00 pm for seating. Nightly performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with one 20-minute intermission. 

Plastic lawn chairs are provided, however you may bring your own bag chairs or a small blanket. Blanket spaces are very limited and allowed in designated areas only. All seating and blanket areas are first-come-first-served. If you require Accessible Seating please click on the Frequently Asked Questions link below. 

Picnics are welcome, however RED WINE IS NOT PERMITTED. If red wine was to accidentally spill on the historic pathways or terrace it would stain the stone. As part of our fundraising efforts for the event, we will be selling wine (by the glass or bottle), beer, hard cider, water and soda. Ice Cream will also be available for a $5 minimum donation while supplies last. Cash and credit cards accepted.

General Admission - $35
Students - $20 
(ages 13+)
Children - $10 (ages 6 - 12 yrs)
Children(ages 5 & under) - Free 


Advanced ticket purchase is required for all performances. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Ticket sales close 2 days prior to each performance.

Tickets are non-refundable or transferable to other performances, events or tours. 
If you find you are unable to attend, please feel free to gift your ticket to a friend. 



Add a Meal Box for $25 per box. Each box serves one person. Boxes include capellini noodles tossed with sesame sauce and topped with peanuts, cilantro and sauteed chicken breast. Also includes an Asian salad with romaine, mixed sweet peppers, scallions, sugar snap peas, and cucumbers with sesame vinaigrette (no food substitutions accepted). Boxes must be pre-ordered online and will be available for pick up at the concessions tent when you arrive to the event. MEAL BOX CAN BE ADDED ON YOUR TICKET PURCHASE. 
Orders cannot be canceled and are non-refundable. 
x sales end Sunday, July 16 and will not be sold at the event.

Already have tickets and want to add a meal box? Click below to purchase!

Purchase a Parking Spot in Salisbury House's Main Lot $15. Parking spaces in the main parking lot are very limited. Pre-purchase your parking spot! Spaces will not be sold at the event. Parking purchase(s) are non-refundable or changeable to a different day due to limited availability. If you require accessible parking click on the Frequently Asked Questions link below for information on reserving. 
On-street parking is available for free.