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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, August 16, 2018

Aug16

Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear

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

7:00 p.m.10:15 p.m.
Shakespeare’s great tragedy explores the notion of power – who has it, how one obtains it, and how one defines it.
Free!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Aug19

Performance: Hip to Hip Theatre - King Lear

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
King Lear has ruled for many years. As age overtakes him, he divides his kingdom amongst his children. Misjudging their loyalty, he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power .
Free!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Aug21

Puppets in the Park Presents 'The Big Good Wolf'

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.
This modern day fairy tale finds Baby Bear and his friend Goldilocks making it their mission to help change the Big Bad Wolf into good.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Aug22

William Shakespeare's 'The Comedy of Errors'

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park)Queens

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
What do police officers, three nuns, a politician, a demonic exorcist, a woman of the evening, and a lusty kitchen lunch-lady all have in common?
Free!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Aug23

Shakespeare in the Park: All’s Well that End’s Well

at Main Park House (in Cunningham Park)Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Shakespeare’s courageous heroine will stop at nothing to bring Bertram home. Meanwhile, Bertram’s friends hilariously unmask the swashbuckling braggart Parolles.
Free!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Aug24

Bryant Park Shakespeare: Macbeth

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us on the lawn for a full production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, produced by the Drilling Company.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Aug25

Bryant Park Shakespeare: Macbeth

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us on the lawn for a full production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, produced by the Drilling Company.
Free!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Aug28

Bryant Park Picnics: New York City Opera Performs 'La traviata'

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
City Opera brings opera to the people with a free performance of the beloved La traviata.
Free!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Aug31

Bryant Park Shakespeare: Macbeth

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us on the lawn for a full production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, produced by the Drilling Company.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Sep 1

Bryant Park Shakespeare: Macbeth

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us on the lawn for a full production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, produced by the Drilling Company.
Free!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Sep 7

Bryant Park Shakespeare: Macbeth

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us on the lawn for a full production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, produced by the Drilling Company.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Sep 8

Bryant Park Shakespeare: Macbeth

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

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Join us on the lawn for a full production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, produced by the Drilling Company.
Free!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sep17

Bryant Park Picnics: New York City Opera performs The Barber of Seville

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

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
City Opera brings opera to the people with a free performance of The Barber of Seville.
Free!

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