For 55 years, The Public Theater has been presenting world-class Shakespeare in the center of Central Park for FREE! Millions of people, from across the world, have experienced the beauty that happens on the Delacorte stage every summer at no cost to them. When Shakespeare works his magic in the Park, 2000 individual people become one audience, feeling and responding together. When that happens, we receive the greatest blessing of the theater: out of many, we become one.
This would not be possible without the support of you, our audience. By making a donation to Free Shakespeare in the Park, you are helping us provide thousands of tickets for distribution. People from all walks of life are able to experience this incredible event because of your contributions.
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, tripling your impact.*
*The Foundation will contribute up to $250,000 in matching gifts.