Shakespeare in the Park

The 24th Season of FREE Performances!


Announcing Shakespeare In The Park 2019!

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Plan Your Visit


Do I need tickets?  Where’s my seat?
No Tickets are needed!
Sorry - No reservations!
Seating is Open on the grass of the great lawn
Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets
Blanket-Only Seating down front 

When should we arrive?
6:30 – Best seats & parking available
            Bring a picnic & enjoy!
7:30 – Live Music by the Cast begins
8:00 - Performance (2 hours, no intermission)

Directions & Parking
Great Lawn in the Center of Edgerton Park
Edgerton Park - off Whitney Ave at Hamden Border
75 Cliff Street, New Haven, CT 06511
There are several entrances - Edgehill Road, Opposite Edgehill Terrace, and on Cliff Street
Parking is along the streets just outside of the park, please do not drive into the park unless you have a Handicap Parking Tag

What about the weather?
We perform if at all possible, and will make rain cancellation decisions at 6:00 pm on the day of the performance.  In the event performance are cancelled due to inclement weather - updates are posted on the home page of the website, our Facebook page, our outgoing Phone Message.

Special mobility needs?
If needed, drop-off and/or handicap parking is available directly into the park on paved roads through the entrance on Edgehill Road, but traveling over grass is difficult to avoid in the audience. Please arrive early, if you need these accomodations.

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Public transportion options?
Bus:  J line (bus service usually ends before the performance ends)
Bike:  Map
Walk: Only 30 minutes from Yale University
Taxi: Uber, Lyft, Metro Taxi, Zipcar

Will there be restrooms?
Portable toilets are available on the Cliff Street side of the lawn near the Green House

Can I bring my pet?
Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome.

Our union affiliation prohibits any photography or video of the actual performance, but we encourage you to take that selfie before or after the show and share your experience on social media.

Is there any food available?
Elm City Kettle Corn will be available most evenings selling popcorn and water. 

Is the performance kid friendly?
YES!  We get lots of feedback that even with short attention spans, kids are often “rapt with wonder” for the entire performance.  That said, Shakespeare does explore adult themes, but our staging will be appropriate for all ages with lots of music and theatricality to keep the whole family engaged. 

Click here to meet the production team >

*member of Actors Equity Association