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Delacorte Theater

Address: Mid-Park at 80th Street, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Ranked #420 of 1,620 things to do in New York City
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

For me Shakespeare and Delacorte are perfect for each other. A must experience during the summer months - New York City's most beloved summer traditions. Tens of thousands of New York natives and visitors come to the Delacorte to enjoy free Shakespeare. Two plays are produced each summer, at least one of which is traditionally a play by Shakespeare, worth... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Saw lots of long queues for Shakespeare in the park at the start of our trip to New York. My husband joined the queue at 6am and I joined him at 9, tickets were handed out at midday. The play was amazing and he said it was definitely worth the wait. If you have time to queue it is a... More 

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sparta, nj
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216 reviews 216 reviews
29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

WOW! Loved the performance. First time to see a show there. Bought ponchos at Ricky's beforehand since forecasters were calling for rain - nary a drop. Got tickets through the virtual ticket lottery. Pick up your tickets between 5 and 7 pm - if you don't show by 7 pm the tickets are released to the standby line (about 100... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I went to The Comedy of Errors and it was fabulous. Although you can line up and get tickets for free, I had limited time in New York City and got around that. Prior to leaving home in Australia, I signed up to be a summer supporter of the Public Theatre and with that I received a ticket to the... More 

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New York City, New York
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36 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

A true NYC experience if you have the morning free to wait for tickets--2 per person. Here's how it works-- lines start at 6 AM!! for Noon ticket distribution. There is a special area for seniors 65+ with benches to wait, but there are only about 50-60 or so tickets a day. You MUST have an ID with your age... More 

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New York City, New York
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398 attraction reviews
414 helpful votes 414 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I love the idea of getting free tickets to see Shakespeare in the Park. It's the jumping through multiple hoops that get my back up. Let's review the options: (a) get in line before the sun is up, hang out all day and maybe you'll get a pair, (b) become part of the lottery system on the Public Theater's website,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Since I first "Lived" in NYC as a summer school student at NYU - going to WHATEVER they are doing at the Delacorte has been on the top of my to-do list for every visit. The experience will be somewhere between two extremes, both good in their own way. If the show is getting Rave reviews, seeing the show for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Saw "Into the Woods" in August. Fantastic cast, absolutely worth waiting 9 hours in Central Park for. Delacorte theater is an absolutely beautiful, and the show was fantastic. Already looking forward to next years' SITP.

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New York, NY
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We went to see "Into the Woods" which is Sondheim but still part of the Shakespeare in the Park summer shows. It was a free production but people do not realize that you must wait in line for the free tickets. I got to the line which starts on Central Park West and 81st street at 5:45am (at 6am the... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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48 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

As a native NYer, I always wanted to see a play at the Delacorte. Finally had my chance this summer. Didn't wait in line, made a generous contribution to Shakespeare in the Park but it was worth it.

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