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Delacorte Theater
"Shakespeare in the Park"
The unique semi-circular outdoor Delacorte Theater is home to New York City's annual productions of "Shakespeare in the Park."  What a GREAT summer's night out to watch Shakespeare "under the stars" away from all the hustle and bustle of the city!



The Delacorte Theater is located mid-park at 80th Street, on the southwest corner of the Great Lawn. The closest Park entrance from the East Side is Fifth Avenue @ 79th Street; from the West Side, Central Park West @ 81st Street.

Free Tickets
Tickets to the "Shakespeare in the Park" shows are FREE — they are usually given out on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the performance, starting at 1pm at The Delacorte Theater. NOTE: Two-Ticket maximum per person.



Free tickets are also available thru' the Virtual Ticketing lottery (on Shakespeare on the Park's website) on the day of the show. Given the popularity of these shows, the tickets are in high demand. During a recent visit to Central Park, we saw hundreds of people camped out on the grass, waiting to get their free tickets. Arrive early in the morning to get a headstart on the crowds.

Shakespeare in the Park Tickets

Show Times
Theater opens at 7:30pm.
Performances begin at 8:30pm
During Summer months only.


Famous Statues at Delacorte Theater
It seems fitting that two sculptures depicting characters from Shakespeare's popular plays — "Romeo & Juliet" and "The Tempest" — should be located outside Delacorte Theater, on the Great Lawn.

"Romeo & Juliet"
The romantic bronze figure of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet
(photo top right) is located near the entrance of Delacorte Theater.

"The Tempest" @ Delacorte Theater
Mid-Park at 80th Street

The bronze sculpture (pictured right) depicts Prospero & Miranda — two of Shakespeare's main characters in his play "The Tempest."

The Tempest is located next to Romeo & Juliet, near the front entrance of the Delacorte Theatre.

More Info
Shakespeare in the Park

Central Park
212-539-8750

Delacorte Theater
Mid-Park @ 80th Street
Southwest corner of Great Lawn

 

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Delacorte Theater on the Great Lawn at Central Park, NY

Romeo & Juliet statue near the entrance of Delacorte Theater in Central Park, New York

Delacorte Theater and famous bronze sculptures in Central Park, NY

Prospero & Miranda - two of Shakespeare's main characters in his play, The Tempest - Bronze sculpture is located near Romeo & Juliet at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, New York


View of Delacorte Theater - home to the annual productions of "Shakespeare in the Park" in Central Park, NY  - from Belvedere Castle Tower

The photo above gives you a bird's eye view of Delacorte Theater and the nearby Turtle Pond from the top of Belvedere Castle.


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