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New York City
"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!
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.
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
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
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
Theater opens at 7:30pm.
Performances begin at 8:30pm
During Summer months only.
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.
Shakespeare in the Park
Mid-Park @ 80th Street
Southwest corner of Great Lawn