Central Park, Delacorte Theater
Public Works’ joyful musical production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It is a treat for all ages. Catchy songs by Shaina Taub interspersed with abridged , well-acted excerpts from Shakespeare’s play tell the story of (modern-dress) aristocrats banished to the Forest of Arden, where they discover a community of acceptance and transformational love. A diverse ensemble of both professional actors and community members (including adorable kids) depict entertaining scenes including a hilarious wrestling match and boy-band tributes.
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.
We’ve heard of people snagging ix by showing up at noon and 7 pm; go now before word-of-mouth and reviews make tickets hard to get.
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 the TodayTix app.
Become a Supporter for $300 (tax-deductible) for a guaranteed seat.
Proof of a COVID-19 vaccination required.
⏱ 100 minutes with no intermission; use the bathroom outside the theater before you go through the security lines.
🍽 Concessions include popcorn, frozen lemonade and more substantial fare.