Midwinter Revels: The Feast of Fools – A Medieval Celebration of the Winter Solstice


December 15-28, 2023

About This Year's Production

Our 53rd Midwinter Revels drops us into the colorful medieval Feast of Fools, where everything is topsy-turvy by design. The status quo quickly becomes the status disruptus as the body politic officially lets off steam. Rulers are temporarily deposed by servants, wit triumphs over power, and a fool finds himself steering the ship of state. This musical feast will feature vibrant processionals, lively carols, delicate harmonies, vigorous dances, and a full ritual serving of the wild and the holy. Come sing favorites old and new and dance your way with us into the lobby of Sanders Theatre and out into the brand new year! On this shortest day of the year, what could possibly go wrong?

American Sign Language
ASL interpreted performances on Friday, Dec 15, and two performances on Sunday, Dec 17.

Group Sales (15+): Tickets at every price range – and almost every show! - are now available for the 53rd annual Midwinter Revels. Click here for the group order form.

Virtual Encore Viewing
Join us for a virtual encore of Midwinter Revels! Your virtual event pass includes unlimited access during the viewing period to our 53rd annual Midwinter Revels, recorded during a live performance at Sanders Theatre. The virtual encore pass is available when you purchase tickets below. Or you can purchase a Midwinter Revels 2023 Video On Demand event pass directly from Revels.

Card to Culture Discounts
Revels believes the arts should be accessible to all who wish to participate! EBT and WIC cardholders can purchase up to 6 tickets at $10 each for Revels. A limited number of discounted seats are available for each performance at the mid-level and partial view seats only. Tickets can be purchased here, over the phone, or in person using promocodes at Mass.gov (see above). Tickets for EBT and WIC cardholders will be held at will call and cardholders must present their card in person at Sanders Theatre.

For more information about this year's production, please visit Revels.


Ticket Prices

Full Price: $105, $85, $65, $45
Student/Child: $80, $60, $40, $20

Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, October 19, at noon.

Revels donors who give $125+ annually get special early access to tickets beginning Thursday, October 5. Learn how you can join our chorus of supporters and access Midwinter Revels tickets early by donating here.

Run Time

2 hours 30 minutes, with intermission that includes The Lord of the Dance.

We recommend that returning patrons login to their account before purchasing tickets. Your password may have expired and requires updating.

  • On the top menu bar, choose My Account.
  • Enter your username (which is your email address) and your password.
  • Under Manage My Account, you can update your mailing address, phone number or password, as well as look at your previous orders and seat locations.
  • To buy tickets, go to the Home link on the top menu bar and view Upcoming Events.

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  • Once you have received the temporary password in your email, return to My Account.
  • Enter your username (which is your email address) and the temporary password.
  • You will be redirected to a page that says This Password Has Expired.
  • In the Current Password field, re-enter the temporary password you received.
  • Enter a new, confidential password in the two fields that follow. This is your new password.
  • Click Change Password.
  • If you are experiencing trouble, please contact the Harvard Box Office during office hours at 617-496-2222 or email us any time at tickets@fas.harvard.edu

Free parking is available at the Broadway Garage, located at 7 Felton Street, between Broadway and Cambridge Streets. Parking is from one hour pre-performance to one hour post. Patrons tell the attendant that they are attending a Sanders Theatre event. They receive a swipe ticket which they will use to get back into the garage after the show, and which they will use to exit. More info at Parking & Directions.