On each public performance date, a limited number of tickets for that night's performance will be distributed via mobile lottery through our digital partner, TodayTix.


Step 1: Download the TodayTix app in the App Store or Google Play Store.
Open the app and scroll down to find Free Shakespeare in the Park. 


Don't have a Smart Phone?
 The TodayTix lottery can now be entered on your desktop or tablet device here.

Step 2: Enter the lottery for two free tickets.
On the confirmation screen, you may double or triple your odds by sharing your entry via Facebook and Twitter.

Step 3: See If You Won!
Make sure your name and e-mail address are correct and that TodayTix push notifications are turned on, so you can receive confirmation of lottery status. You will be notified if you've won between noon and 2:30pm on the day of the show.  You must confirm your winning tickets in the TodayTix app within 30 minutes of being notified. Winners may begin to pick up their tickets at 5:00 pm at the Delacorte Theater Box Office, but tickets that are not claimed by 7:30pm will be redistributed to the standby line.

You can enter the lottery between 12:00AM and 12:00PM (noon) on the day of each public performance. Each winner will get two (2) tickets to that night’s performance.

Senior and ADA digital lotteries can be entered through the TodayTix app and website. Duplicate entries and entries made via both TodayTix app and website will be voided.

Standby Line: If you do not receive tickets through the online lottery, you may join the standby line in Central Park. The Public Theater staff will begin to monitor the line starting at 6:00pm. Free standby tickets will be distributed if and when they become available, two (2) per person. 


Support The Public and reserve your seat! With a donation of $500 or more, you can reserve your seats for this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park season. It’s our way of thanking you for helping us provide thousands of free tickets to our audiences each summer. Click here to become a supporter today.