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Delacorte Theater

Mid-Park at 80th Street, New York City, NY (Manhattan)
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jaipur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

The Delacorte Theater is Located in middle of central park, at 80th Street, Manhattan, New York. It's seating capacity is 1,800 persons. This Public Theater is an open-air horseshoe-shaped amphitheater hosting summer series of annual 'Shakespeare in the Park' drama shows for the public. . Tickets are free, but you need to wait on line. We were told that opening... More

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