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Free Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III

Shakespeare in the Park

June 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 17, 2022

Central Park, Delacorte Theater
81 Central Park West Upper West Side
New York, New York

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Suggested Ages: 12 to 14+, Adult Friendly

FREE

The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park returns with Richard III. One of Shakespeare’s most indelible villains, Richard is determined to be King. Following his lust for power and the throne, he manipulates, kidnaps, and kills all who stand between him and his throne, using brilliant words and dark charm to conceal his dismantling of government and justice.

Free tickets are distributed on each performance day at noon via lines at The Delacorte Theater. Create a Public Theater Patron ID online before you get your ticket.  Each person (age 5+) can get two (2) tickets while supplies last. After the final ticket is distributed, anyone who did not obtain a ticket may wait in a standby line to maybe get tickets right before the show.

Some tickets will be distributed throughout the boroughs with locations changing by day. Skip the line and enter an in-person lottery at the Public Theater at 12 pm or a digital lottery on TodayTix.

Become a Supporter for $300 (tax-deductible) for guaranteed seats.

Proof of a COVID-19 vaccination required.

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Free Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III

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