Stage & Lane Shows

23 Stages with Live Entertainment

Scarborough Waites

Lane Performer
The Town Watch has gathered their best musicians to herald the King and Queens as they move about the Festival.  Keep an ear out for the thrilling fanfares as the trumpets and drum announce the presence of Royalty and highlight the Jousts.

Shakespeare Approves

Join your friendly, neighborhood Shakespeare – Renaissance Festival Awards winner Favorite Comedy Act (2021) & Favorite Child-Friendly Act (2018, 2019) – as he takes you on audience-interactive adventures full of merriment: sword fights, mistaken identities, star-cross’d lovers, flying implements of doom, musical numbers, being pursued by a bear, and …death by fluffy kittens! The Shakespearean adventures are zany performances shaped to be fun for everyone!

Sholo the Nubian

Hilton Jackson was a significant presence on the stages and lanes of Scarborough for over 20 years. A gentle man with a keen intelligence and quick wit, he was able to project both ferocity and affability through his character Sholo the Nubian. Our guests, fellow Scarborough participants, and many friends will remember his powerful voice and imposing bearing as well as his kindness to children and sly sense of humor.

Sir Real, the Puppet Man

Lane Performer
Bringing spectacle to the lanes, Sir Real dazzles and teases with puppetry and fantastic costumes. Keep an eye out for hobby horses, immense butterflies, and "Baby" in his high chair. Can be found roaming the Lanes throughout the Village.

Statue Comedius de Marbelous

Lane Performer
There are many Living Statues, but there is only one Lively Statue and his name is Comedius de Marbleous. Keep an eye out for this Living Marble Marvel. He has an aversion to pigeons, but he's not camera shy at all. He's all about photo ops with young, old, and those as ancient as he (he was sculpted in 1457).

Stonhenj Players

Mixed a cappella singing. Pirate shanties, celtic ballads, English traditionals, and comedy originals.

Stool Ball

Enjoy a hearty Village game that is the historical precursor to baseball and cricket.

Syndicate School of Sword & Skill

Syndicate Academy of Sword & Skill (Children) - Morning Show Come join duelist, Fancisco Alvarez de la Vega as he demonstrates techniques and how to use weapons of the Renaissance.  De la Vega will teach you and your young ones the techniques and to defend and attack with them as well. This is a hands-on experience that is fun for all ages Syndicate Academy of Sword & Skill (Adult) - Afternoon Show Do you have what it takes to win a duel?  Join duelist, Fancisco Alvarez de la Vega as he demonstrates techniques and how to use weapons in the Spanish style of Destreza.  You will learn the history of these techniques as well as how to defend and attack with them.  This is a hands-on experience that is designed for adults.

The Accidental Acrobats

This duo will flip, tumble & crash their way into your hearts with a spectacle of super-human stunts & pun-derful antics!

The Clash of Champions

Cheer on your favorite fighters from all over the world as they battle for the title of Champion!

The Don Juan & Miguel Show

Follow the enchanting and romantic adventures of Don Juan, Miguel, and the lovely Esmeralda as they charm friend and foe alike while demonstrating their skills with whip, sword and comedy. 5:00pm Show is the "Weird Show"

The Gwendolyn Show

The Gwendolyn Show is a celebration of the ridiculous! An interactive improv comedy storytelling show, you never know quite what will happen and no show is ever the same twice. Audiences are regaled with Gwendolyn Steele's un-traditional fairy tales, romantic mishaps and comedic adventures; given her version of "advice:, and often find themselves an integral part of the show!

The Inheritance

The Inheritance embodies the spirit of the Romany people as they've inherited their music from all over the world, be it the mountains & villages of Bulgaria or a song whispered to their hearts by a bird. This is a band of multi-instrumentalists (From accordion, clarinet, tamboura, & percussion to full brass band!).  Bring your dancing shoes and open hearts!

The Iron Hill Vagabonds

This traditional Irish Folk group perform an acoustic mix of both classical and original songs.  The Dooley brothers and their friends have delighted audiences far & wide with their jovial banter, charming vocalizations, and energetic instrumental arrangements.

The Joust

Noble Cause Productions presents the Knights of the Realm - thrice daily joust show. [gallery ids="303,304,305"]

The Kamikaze Fireflies

The Kamikaze Fireflies is a fast paced and funny stunt show with fire tricks and rarely seen circus skills like the giant German Wheel and flaming chair stacking. The show features the juggling skills of Gyro (Rob Williams) from The Flaming Idiots and the fearless fire hooping of Casey Martin. With five Guinness World Records and a standing ovation on America's Got Talent this act is sure to blow your socks off!
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