CENTRAL PARK

Free tickets are distributed on each performance day via the Free Lines at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

We recognize that ticket lines can sometimes be long and we appreciate your time and dedication. These ticket policies are designed to maximize fairness for visitors and to make everyone’s experience as smooth and pleasant as possible.​ ​

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Free tickets are distributed on each performance day via the free lines at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. We recognize that ticket lines can sometimes be long, and we appreciate your time and dedication. People waiting for free tickets must line up along the path designated by The Public Theater staff and The Parks Department.

  • Each person (age 5+) may receive up to two (2) tickets, until we run out.
  • There are separate lines for Senior Accessibility for senior citizens (65+) and ADA Accessibility for patrons with disabilities (attestation required).

Seat locations are distributed randomly; not based on a person’s position in the line. If you do not receive tickets, you may join the stand-by line after the final ticket is distributed for that day's performance.

To allow as many different people as possible to attend performances throughout the summer, each person will be limited to receiving TWO (2) free tickets to TWO (2) PERFORMANCES of each production.

If you do not receive tickets, you may join the stand-by line after the final ticket is distributed for that day's performance.

The Public Theater staff will begin to monitor this line starting at 6:00PM. Free stand-by tickets will be distributed if and when they become available, one (1) per person.