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Delacorte Theater

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Address: Mid-Park at 80th Street, New York City, NY
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Shakespeare in the Park

This is one great open-air theater in Central park, perfect for staging performances from dances to stage plays. Every summer this theater stages Shakespeare plays for free, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is one great open-air theater in Central park, perfect for staging performances from dances to stage plays. Every summer this theater stages Shakespeare plays for free, but you need tickets to get in. The performance is usually in the evening. Tickets are available on the day of the performance and you must be at the Park early to get... More 

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Weyburn, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Delacorte's free summer theater in Central Park is a true Manhattan experience. You have to line up for hours the morning of the show in hopes of getting your free tickets (2/person are given out). Chatting with those near you in line is part of the experience and makes the time go quickly. People bring books, papers, blankets, lawn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I've been fortunate enough to go to Shakespeare in the Park every summer since I moved to NY. It's always a magical experience seeing amazing actors on stage, outdoors, in the middle of Central Park. You can buy tickets by donating. I've also had success with the virtual lottery. Urbandaddy had a great deal this year. Or lineup which I've... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Free tickets for one of the most entertaining Shakespear productions I have seen. The staging and production were both original and outstanding and the cast was superb. We saw Cymbeline, I would jump at the chance to see any production in this theatre by this company.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Finally was able to obtain 2 free tickets for Shakespeare in the Park last Friday 8 7 15 We went to see Cymbeline. weather was great sitting on benches eating and watching all new yorkers having a great time waiting for play

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were lucky enough to get our hands on tickets for Cymbeline which was a great experience. The overall mood in the audience was so good and the weather was so fine. What better way to spend a summer Evening?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I went to the second showing of Cymbeline on Saturday. My sister and I both signed up for the online lottery, and we each won two tickets on our second try. I don't know if it's because the odds are actually good, or if it's because there are no Pacinos or Lithgows in this production, but I'm certainly glad we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My 5 stars is for the Delacorte Theater...though I would give the Tempest 4 stars. First, I cheated on getting tickets by using a line sitter. For guaranteed seats (usually first 5 rows) and direct delivery to anywhere in Manhattan, I find the fee completely worth it and I have used Mike for 5+ years (he also does TV shows... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Iconic, classic live theatre in the middle of Central Frickin Park for goodness sakes we have Shakespeare in Manhattan and outdoors at that, often with super famous actors on stage. Oh and did I mention that it is FREE??!! Yes you do have to wait on a long line but it is an experience.Just walk into the park at Central... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great production and some very good acting (Sam Waterston was eh ...). Seats were awesome and it felt like you were right on stage. A must if you can get tickets

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