Theater has the unique power to gather families, friends, neighbors, and visitors together in one electric moment to enjoy the captivating story unfolding before their eyes. We invite you to Central Park this summer to be in the moment and experience this magic for yourself at Free Shakespeare in the Park.
From Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s lush and devastating OTHELLO, to Public Works’ joyful musical adaptation of TWELFTH NIGHT, featuring 120 extraordinary community members on stage, this is the season to be in the Park.
Join us with a gift of $500 or more and help us keep Shakespeare in the Park free for all, all summer, every summer. As thanks for your generous support, we'll save you a seat at the Delacorte Theater.
Last year, we offered thousands of free tickets, provoked dynamic conversations across the country, and spread boundless joy with shows like JULIUS CAESAR and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. This year with your support, we can go even further.
For every new or increased contribution, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will match your gift – and then double it.*
Join and help us keep Shakespeare in the Park free for all, all summer, every summer.
ALL LEVELS OF SUPPORT RECEIVE:
* Priority Access to our Downtown Season Onsales
* No fees on ticket purchases
* Flexible ticketing and no-fee rescheduling and exchanges
* 20% off food and drink downtown at Joe's Pub, The Library, and the Lobby Bar
Under 40? Explore our Young Partner Program.
To make a gift of another amount or outside of our membership programs, click here.
*After making a dontation, reservations must be made online at least 48 hours in advance of the performance you wish to attend. You can also book seats by calling the Member Hotline, up to 2pm the day before the performance.
** The Foundation will contrbute up to $250,000 in matching gifts.