Location: Central Park
Dates: A SUMMER NIGHT SLEEP: JULY 11th TO 13th AUGUST 2017
JULIUS CAESAR: MAY 23rd TO JUNE 18th, 2017
Schedule: 8:00 pm
Shakespeare in the park is a set of Shakespeare's plays presented every summer at the open-air Delacorte Theater in Central Park; this is one of the best free events in the city. Usually, well-known actors are part of the cast, such as Anne Hathaway, Al Pacino, and Denzel Washington who have acted in previous editions.
This event has more than 50 years of tradition with complete success; Having Belvedere Castle in the background and a full moon in the sky create an incredible atmosphere.
Even though tickets are not easy to get due to its high demand, this is a great experience to enjoy.
Food & Drink: there are food and drinks areas where you can find sandwiches, hot dogs, beer wine, etc.
How to get tickets:
Traditional: Tickets are distributed free on the day of the show at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park from 12 noon. Every person older than 5 years will receive 2 tickets.
Lottery: Waiting in line for hours, it is not for everyone; in that case, you can apply for tickets in a daily online raffle; by taking one of these two options.
Distribution of vouchers in the 5 boroughs: A limited number of vouchers are distributed in each of the five boroughs (some dates) between 12pm and 2pm. These vouchers can be exchanged at the Delacorte theater tickets between 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Click here to find out when and where vouchers will be available.
Donation: With a $200 dollars donation or higher, you will get some tickets depending on your donation, for more information click here
Waiting list: If you want to have the last chance to enter the play, from 6pm admission will be given to people who are outside the theater, keep in mind that spaces are very limited, they only distribute tickets that were not claimed, One ticket per person.