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Shakespeare in the Parks

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Every summer New York City transforms into one giant free Shakespeare festival, with the Bard’s plays being performed in parks across the city. Find your favorite Elizabethean comedy, tragedy, or history.

Shakespeare in the Parks Events

Monday, August 3, 2015

Aug 3

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Aug 4

NY Classical: Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Once a free and open society, Vienna is bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce. Disguised as a monk, the Duke wanders the land, prying into the daily lives of…
Free!

Aug 4

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Aug 5

NY Classical: Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Once a free and open society, Vienna is bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce. Disguised as a monk, the Duke wanders the land, prying into the daily lives of…
Free!

Aug 5

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Aug 6

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 6

Shakespeare in Park presents The Merchant of Venice

at 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
There will be a kids' program at 7:00 p.m. followed by a performance of The Merchant of Venice at 7:30 p.m.
Free!

Aug 6

NY Classical: Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Once a free and open society, Vienna is bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce. Disguised as a monk, the Duke wanders the land, prying into the daily lives of…
Free!

Aug 6

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Aug 7

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 7

NY Classical: Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Once a free and open society, Vienna is bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce. Disguised as a monk, the Duke wanders the land, prying into the daily lives of…
Free!

Aug 7

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Aug 8

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 8

NY Classical: Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Once a free and open society, Vienna is bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce. Disguised as a monk, the Duke wanders the land, prying into the daily lives of…
Free!

Aug 8

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Aug 9

Hip to Hip Theatre Company: The Merchant of Venice

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

5:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Shakespeare’s darkest comedy explores bigotry, justice, and the limitations of the law.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug 9

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 9

NY Classical: Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

at Castle Clinton (in The Battery) , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Once a free and open society, Vienna is bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce. Disguised as a monk, the Duke wanders the land, prying into the daily lives of…
Free!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Aug 11

Shakespeare at Sunset: Measure for Measure

at The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come see this free performance of Measure for Measure by the New York Classical Theatre.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Aug 12

Shakespeare at Sunset: Measure for Measure

at The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come see this free performance of Measure for Measure by the New York Classical Theatre.
Free!

Must See
Event

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Aug 13

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Aug 14

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 14

Shakespeare at Sunset: Measure for Measure

at The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come see this free performance of Measure for Measure by the New York Classical Theatre.
Free!

Aug 14

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug 15

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 15

Shakespeare At Sunset: Measure for Measure

at The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Once a free and open society, Brooklyn Bridge Park is transformed into Vienna, a city bitterly divided between high morals and the greed of commerce.
Free!

Aug 15

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Aug 16

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 16

Shakespeare at Sunset: Measure for Measure

at The Granite Prospect (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come see this free performance of Measure for Measure by the New York Classical Theatre.
Free!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Aug 18

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Aug 19

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Aug 20

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Aug 21

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 21

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Aug 22

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 22

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Aug 23

Hudson Warehouse: Titus Andronicus

at Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (in Riverside Park) , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
This is Shakespeare's bloodiest and most violent work and traditionally was one of his least respected plays.
Free!

Aug 23

Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

at Delacorte Theater (in Central Park) , Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Cross-dressing girls and cross-dressing boys, poisons and swordfights and dastardly villains all take the stage in this enchanting romp about the conquering power of love.
Free!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Sep 4

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Free!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sep 5

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Free!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sep 6

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company. May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona July…
Free!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sep 11

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Free!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep 12

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Free!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sep 13

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company. May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona July…
Free!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Sep 18

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Free!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep 19

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company.
Free!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sep 20

Bryant Park Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew

at Upper Terrace (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Bryant Park Shakespeare returns with three productions presented by The Drilling Company. May 15 - 31: The Two Gentlemen of Verona July…
Free!

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