Weather :

Timing : May to August

Entry fee: : Free

Disability-friendly : Yes

See Shakespeare in the park, New York City Overview

Currently run by The Public Theatre, the Shakespeare In The Park was the brainchild of Joseph Papp during 1954 and it had the first performance in 1962 with The Merchant Of Venice.

The open-air Delacorte Theatre of the Central Park experiences the influx of over 100,000 theatre-enthusiasts every summer from May till August generally. With the backdrop of the Turtle Pond and the ancient Belvedere Castle, the theatre nestled amid the greenery brings alive the plays of Shakespeare regardless of the weather. The tickets of all the shows are free since the beginning and you will get tickets only on the day of the performance. You can collect the tickets from 6 AM at Central Park, enter a lottery at the Downtown Abbey from 11 AM till 12 noon, get vouchers at any of the five boroughs of New York City to exchange for tickets at the theatre or apply for a virtual lottery on TodayTix app. The shows start during the daytime and continue till evening as the amphitheatre is illuminated.

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