To make it easier for all New Yorkers to enjoy Free Shakespeare in the Park, a limited number of vouchers for specific performances will be distributed at locations in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx.

Check back for Summer 2019 dates coming soon. 

Ticket vouchers are redeemable only for same-day performances. They will be distributed beginning at 12pm (noon) and ending at 2pm, or when all vouchers have been distributed, whichever occurs first. Borough distribution dates vary, so be sure to check the borough distribution calendar link above. 

Seat locations are distributed randomly upon redemption; not based on a person’s redemption time at the Delacorte Box Office. All vouchers must be exchanged for tickets at the Delacorte Theater Box Office in Central Park between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Vouchers are only valid until 7:30pm for performances on the day they are issued.

Each person (age 5+) may receive up to two (2) tickets, while supplies last.

ADA accessibility seating is limited. For assistance in acquiring accessible seating during our borough distributions please speak to a member of The Public Theater staff.  For ASL interpreter seats (seating is limited), please ask a member of The Public Theater staff. To confirm accessible performance dates, please visit our accessibility calendars.

Standby Line: If you do not receive tickets at the borough location, 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. 

A Public Theater Patron ID is required to receive a free ticket. You can follow this link to create a Patron ID in advance. Not sure if you have a Patron ID? Visit this page to find out before you arrive.


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.