Tickets to Free Shakespeare in the Park are available via the distribution methods listed below.

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Delacorte Theater

July 16 – August 11

Free tickets will be distributed on each performance day by waiting on line at select distribution points in the five boroughs as well as in Central Park. An in person lottery is held in the lobby of The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette St and a digital lottery is hosted through Today Tix, all summer long. 

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For the first time since 1979, Free Shakespeare in the Park presents CORIOLANUS, the Bard’s blistering drama about a general voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and the unraveling that follows. Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Shakespeare In The Park’s Troilus and Cressida) directs a modern-day version of this riveting epic of democracy and demagoguery.


Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

We invite you to become a part of this New York City tradition by joining us as a Public Supporter with a gift starting at $500. As thanks for your generous support, we'll save you a pair of seats to use for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING or CORIOLANUS. In order to give away as many free tickets as possible, we only have a limited number of reserved seats available for each performance. We encourage you to book early to guarantee your performance date!

To learn more about becoming a Public Supporter or to make a gift, click here or call 212.967.7555.   

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Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Daniel Sullivan

Production is in development please check back closer to your performance for specifics about show effects that may be of concern. As sensitivities vary from person to person, if you have specific questions regarding content, please call us at 212.967.7555.