Free Shakespeare in the Park is one of the most important programs that The Public provides and is at the heart of founder Joe Papp’s vision to create theater for all. In the last 50 years, more than 5 million people have enjoyed performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will be distributed:

For a schedule of performances,
visit our calendar.

For information in the event of rain or severe weather, click here.  

Become a Summer Supporter today and help keep the tradition of Free Shakespeare in the Park alive.
Your generosity will make it possible for us to continue distributing thousands of free tickets year after year. In thanks for your contribution, you will receive reserved seating for Shakespeare in the Park, as well as discount tickets to other Public Theater productions throughout the season!