Food and Drink

  • Chicken Tarragon Salad Croissant with fresh tarragon, fresh fruit salad, cookie and bottled soda or water

  • Mediterranean Chopped Dinner Salad

    with Romaine, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, black olives, feta and balsamic dressing. Option to add chicken breast or shrimp by preorder.
  • Spinach, Strawberries, Mandarin Orange & Pineapple with Almonds and Poppy Seed Dressing

    Option to add chicken breast or shrimp by preorder
  • Delicious Gourmet Cookies from the UMC Bakery

    White Chocolate Macadamia Nut, Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, and Flourless Fudge Almond Cookie

Whether you stock your own picnic basket, take advantage of our convenient preshow dining options, or just grab a glass of wine in the theatre, food and drink make an evening at CSF complete.

UMC Events Planning & Catering is delighted to serve you this season with a variety of fresh dining options:

Picnicking on the green before the play

Relax on the Green and enjoy a variety of delicious a la carte items. 

Food is available for purchase in the Shakespeare Garden on evenings when there is a performance in the Mary Rippon Theater, but you are welcome to bring your own food anytime. Quantities are limited, preordering ensures the meal of your choice will be waiting for you.

Boxed Dinners and Dinner Salad Menu (all other Rippon nights or anytime by preorder) 

Beer, Wine and Sandwiches in the Shakespeare Garden

Preorder your meal now

Effortless catering for groups

Making your group's evening special is a breeze! Catered meals are available for groups of 10 or more people featuring full-course menus designed especially for the festival. Your party will enjoy a catered meal complete with chairs, tables and tableclothes, set up in your own special area. Group dining menus include:

  • Fried Chicken with coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, biscuits, dessert and beverage (10 person minimum)
  • Artisan Mini Sandwiches with Dijon Potato Salad, fruit salad, dessert and beverage (10 per minimum)
  • Barbecue with choice of Texas Beef Brisket, Carolina Pulled Pork or Macaroni and Cheese, two sides, dessert and beverage (15 person minimum)
  • Custom options available by request

Reservations are required for catered parties, click here to get started or call Kate Hubka at 303-492-8833.

Intermission concessions

Concession treats include two selections of sandwiches with a fruit salad, and a variety of cookies, candy and beverages (wine, Bard's Ale crafted especially for CSF by Left Hand Brewing), coffee, Izze, bottled beverages and more! 

Mary Rippon Theatre concessions menu
University Theatre concessions menu
University Theatre concessions menu (matinees)


Wine and beer is available for sale in the Shakespeare Garden and in both theatres! Everyone will be required to show a valid photo ID to purchase alcohol.

Please note private alcohol consumption (BYOB) is not legal at any time on the CU-Boulder campus. You could receive a citation from the police.

Your dinner and concessions purchases help to support the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, thank you!