Event Category: Free Events
Shakespeare in Central Park at Delacorte Theater
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Thursday, July 23rd – Sunday, August 23rd – No performances on Sundays except Sunday August 23rd
Featuring Teagle F. Bougere, Kate Burton, Emma Duncan, Raúl Esparza, David Furr, Hamish Linklater, Tim Nicolai, Jacob Ming-Trent, Patrick Page, Lily Rabe, David Ryan Smith and Steven Skybell
Arrive early and have a picnic before the show!
And if you don’t have time to bring your own picnic basket, the Public Fare offers delicious meals or a quick snacks before the show. The menu includes sandwiches, gourmet hot dogs, snacks, decadent desserts, coffee, wine and beer. Public Fare is a seasonally-operated outdoor cafe conveniently located at the Delacorte Theater – accepting all major credit cards and cash.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Shakespeare Events begin at 8:00 PM
Public Fare (Taub Box Office: 212.967.7555) open daily 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
*Closed on July 4th) is now open for the 2014 season.
4 WAYS TO GET TICKETS
- FREE DISTRIBUTION IN CENTRAL PARK
- FREE VIRTUAL TICKETING LOTTERY
- FREE DOWNTOWN LOTTERY DISTRIBUTION AT ASTOR PLACE
- SKIP THE LINE AND SUPPORT FREE SHAKESPEARE
Closest Subway Lines are B, C at 81st Street. Enter Central Park on 81st & Central Park West. Follow the signs along the path to the Delacorte Theater.
More about the Venue : Delacorte Theater
Celebrating its 52nd Anniversary, the Delacorte Theater officially opened in Central Park on June 18, 1962 with The Merchant of Venice, directed by Joseph Papp and Gladys Vaughan and featuring George C. Scott as Shylock.The Merchant of Venice was followed that summer by a production of The Tempest, directed by Gerald Freedman and featuring Paul Stevens as Prospero and James Earl Jones as Caliban. The first Delacorte summer season concluded with King Lear, directed by Joseph Papp and Gladys Vaughan and featuring Frank Silvera as Lear. Since then more than 100 productions have been presented for free at the Delcorte Theater. Highlights of past Delacorte productions include Othello in 1964 with James Earl Jones; Hamlet in 1975 with Sam Waterston; The Taming of the Shrew in 1978 with Raul Julia and Meryl Streep; The Pirates of Penzance in 1980 with Kevin Kline and Linda Ronstadt; Henry V in 1984 with Kevin Kline; Much Ado About Nothing in 1988 with Kevin Kline and Blythe Danner; Richard III in 1990 with Denzel Washington; Othello in 1991 with Raul Julia and Christopher Walken; The Tempest in 1995 with Patrick Stewart; The Seagull in 2001 with Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and Philip Seymour Hoffman; Mother Courage in 2006 with Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline; Macbeth in 2006 with Liev Schreiber; HAIR in 2008 with Jonathan Groff and Will Swenson; Twelfth Night in 2009 with Anne Hathaway; The Merchant of Venice in 2010 with Al Pacino and Lily Rabe; As You Like It with Lily Rabe and Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods with Amy Adams, Denis O’Hare, and Donna Murphy in 2012; and most recently, last summer’s acclaimed production of The Comedy of Errors with Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Hamish Linklater, and Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman’s world premiere musical adaptation of Love’s Labour’s Lost.