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** New Yorkled Magazine **

Jun 08 2023 - Aug 06 2023

2023 Shakespeare in the Park NYC Performances

Hamlet Performances taking place from June through August

Delacorte Theater in Central Park, found southwest of the Great Lawn, by Turtle Pond and at the bottom of Belvedere Castle, nearly half way across the park but closer to the west side entrance of Central Park at 81st Street.

Here’s a calendar image showing you the dates of performances:


If you love Shakespeare and free things, you’re in luck! The Public Theater presents Free Shakespeare in the Park, a summer tradition that brings the Bard’s works to life on the open-air stage of The Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Every year, thousands of people flock to see some of the best actors and directors in the business put their own spin on Shakespeare’s timeless stories.

The 2023 season promises to be a thrilling one, as Tony Award winner Kenny Leon directs Hamlet, the ultimate drama of family, revenge, and madness. Tony Award nominee Ato Blankson-Wood will play the title role of the troubled prince, who must decide whether to avenge his father’s murder or not. Hamlet will run for nine weeks, from June 8 to August 6, giving you plenty of chances to catch this masterpiece.

But how do you get tickets for this hot show? Well, there are several ways to score a seat at The Delacorte Theater. You can enter the online lottery through TodayTix, show up in person at Central Park or other locations across the city, or make a donation to The Public Theater and reserve your seat in advance. No matter how you get your tickets, you’ll be supporting a 61-year legacy of making Shakespeare free and fun for all. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Hamlet under the stars!

Important Note:

We once got to see the ‘Tempest’ at the Shakespeare Festival within Central Park.

Patrick Stewart had the leading role and it was awesome!

Mind you, even though you definitely need to stand on line for hours to get your free tickets, yours truly never did. We tried once then gave up. BUT, days following our attempt, we happened upon the line to the Delacorte Theater and managed to be the last ones on line and yet, we still got in.
So, you never know!

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