Written By Guest Writer Events / Family / Food Events / Places Jul 6, 2019 2019 Shakespeare Festival — Order a Picnic & Go SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestShakespeare said, “If music be the food of love, play on.” The same can be said for theatre, and the Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival is linking delicious dinners with play-watching.The Shakespeare Festival takes place outdoors at Camosun College’s Lansdowne Campus in July and then moves to Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt from August 1 to 3. Chairs and blankets are provided, and, to add to the fun, picnics can be ordered, free of a delivery charge. Yes, this means that you can munch on a Caesar salad while watching what else but Julius Caesar, as part of the Tuesday evening dinner provided by Pagliacci’s. Julius Caesar also runs on Thursday evenings, when Yoshi Sushi is on the menu, and Saturday evenings, when Greek food from Millos is available.This year’s lighter show at the festival is Two Gentlemen of Verona, which has a live dog as one of the featured performers. On Wednesday evenings, you can get wraps, bowls, and smoothies from Fresh Coast, and on Friday evenings you can make other audience members jealous when the smell of Indian food from Sizzling Tandoor wafts over them.The whole picnic plus performance night out is great for a date or an outing with friends and family. Some of Victoria’s best actors are featured, and the venues are gorgeous. The Lansdowne Campus space has a gently slanted hill, with giant trees as a backdrop, and the occasional improvisational moment when a deer wanders through the set. And the Saxe Point venue has a backdrop of ocean and distant mountains – there are not many places in the world you can get a dramatic backdrop like that.And a picnic is a perfect match for a Shakespeare play, as it was the bard himself who said, “Tis an ill cook that cannot lick its own fingers.”For more information on the festival, go to www.vicshakespeare.com. To read menus and order a picnic, go to www.vicshakespeare.com/food.Festivalpicnicshakespeare SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Events / Family / Food Events / Press Release / Restaurants July 15, 2019 Family Dinner Series at The Courtney Room The Courtney Room is excited to announce a family dinner series, with three dates throughout the summer, starting this Sunday, July 14th. ... Read More Events / Family / Victoria July 11, 2019 More Than Just Cracker Jacks at the Old Ball Game On June 7, the Victoria HarbourCats played their home opener game at Wilson’s Group Stadium at Royal Athletic Park against the two-time defending ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Artisan / Drink / Events / Food / Food Events / Victoria May 21, 2019 The Cheese and Meat Festival When the sun’s out and gorgeously beating down on a weekend mid-May, people in Victoria require an exceptional reason to stay inside for a few ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Comments are closed.