A unique yearly event, Shakespeare in Central Park is your chance to see a riveting outdoor performance of one of the Bard’s dramas, comedies, tragedies, or histories. It all happens at the Delacorte Theater, with two productions offered over the course of the summer.
Free Summer Performances in NYC
The History of Shakespeare in the Park
Shakespeare in the Park has been part of The Public Theater’s summer line-up for almost 60 years. It has also featured top talent in the acting world. Examples include James Earl Jones’ 1964 performance in Othello, Meryl Streep’s role in The Taming of the Shrew in 1978, and more recently, Patrick Stewart in The Tempest and John Lithgow in King Lear.
Julius Caesar will run May 23rd through June 18th. This political drama features the magnetic and seemingly unstoppable Julius Caesar and the politicians who plot around him, including Cassius and Brutus.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will run July 11th through August 13th for the Delacorte Theater summer 2017 season. This is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies and features the meddling Puck as he makes the wrong people fall in love with each other.
These plays are the perfect opportunity to see Central Park in the warm months. Enjoy free summer performances in NYC like Shakespeare in the Park when you stay at The Manhattan Club.