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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

Friday, June 22, 2018

Jun22

Bryant Park Picnics: Contemporary Dance

at Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Exciting dance companies perform back-to-back on summer Fridays.
Free!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Jun29

Bryant Park Picnics: Contemporary Dance

at Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Exciting dance companies perform back-to-back on summer Fridays.
Free!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Jul 6

Bryant Park Picnics: Contemporary Dance

at Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Exciting dance companies perform back-to-back on summer Fridays.
Free!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Jul13

Bryant Park Picnics: Contemporary Dance

at Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Exciting dance companies perform back-to-back on summer Fridays.
Free!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Jul18

Broadhollow Theater Presents Aladdin

at Lower Highland Playground (in Highland Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy all your favorite characters—Aladdin, Jasmine, Iago, Jafar, the Genie, and more—in this musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides.
Free!

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Jul20

Bryant Park Picnics: Contemporary Dance

at Bryant Park Stage (in Bryant Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Exciting dance companies perform back-to-back on summer Fridays.
Free!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Jul27

Bryant Park Shakespeare - Twelfth Night

at Bryant Park Lawn (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 Twelfth Night, produced by the Drilling Company.
Free!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Jul28

Bryant Park Shakespeare - Twelfth Night

at Bryant Park Lawn (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 Twelfth Night, produced by the Drilling Company.
Free!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Aug12

Performance: Hip to Hip Theatre - All’s Well That Ends Well

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

4:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
When the Count arrogantly refuses to marry beneath his class and flees from both king and bride to the nearest war, Shakespeare’s courageous heroine stops at nothing to bring him home.
Free!

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