Free Summer Theater

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Broadway isn't the only place to experience great theater this summer! Throughout the season, free plays ranging from Shakespearian classics to new works by emerging playwrights are being staged in parks throughout the city. Get your dose of culture on a budget and let nature set the scene.

Free Summer Theater Events

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Jul29

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

Friday, July 30, 2021

Jul30

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Jul31

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Aug 1

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Aug 4

Puppets in the Park - Puppet Time

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Puppet? ?Time?? ?is? ??a? ?family-friendly? ?variety? ?show? ?featuring? ?songs? ?from? ?past? ??Swedish? ?Cottage? ?Marionette? ?Theatre? ??performances? ?including? ??Pippi,? ?Peter? ?Pan,? ?Princess,? ?Emperor? ?&? ?The? ?Duck.
Free!

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Aug 5

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

Aug 5

Shakespeare in the Park: Antony & Cleopatra

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

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
As civil unrest plagues Rome, this exotic and intriguing tale illuminates the collision of power and passion as empires hang in the balance.
Free!

Friday, August 6, 2021

Aug 6

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Aug 7

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Aug 8

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Aug12

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

Friday, August 13, 2021

Aug13

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Aug14

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Aug15

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Aug19

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

Aug19

Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night

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

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Love flows freely and confusion runs rampant in Shakespeare’s tale of shipwreck, mistaken identity, and unrequited love.
Free!

Friday, August 20, 2021

Aug20

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

Aug20

Stairwell Theater presents 'Henry VI: Part 1'

at Old Stone House (in J.J. Byrne Playground)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

7:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Featuring puppetry, music, and daring maneuvers, Stairwell Theater's Henry VI (part 1) interrogates the subject of foreign wars - and the havoc they wreak on the world.
Free!

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Aug21

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Aug22

Summer on the Hudson & Hudson Classical Theatre Company: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Hudson Classical Theater Company unlocks the vitality of Classical theater, delighting diverse audiences with intimate and accessible interpretations of classical literature.
Free!

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