Tickets to Free Shakespeare in the Park are available via the distribution methods listed below.

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Delacorte Theater

July 16 – August 11

Free tickets will be distributed on each performance day by waiting on line at select distribution points in the five boroughs as well as in Central Park. An in person lottery is held in the lobby of The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette St and a digital lottery is hosted through Today Tix, all summer long. 

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For the first time since 1979, Free Shakespeare in the Park presents CORIOLANUS, the Bard’s blistering drama about a general voted into power by a populace hungry for change, and the unraveling that follows. Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Shakespeare In The Park’s Troilus and Cressida) directs a modern-day version of this riveting epic of democracy and demagoguery.

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Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Daniel Sullivan

Production is in development please check back closer to your performance for specifics about show effects that may be of concern. As sensitivities vary from person to person, if you have specific questions regarding content, please call us at 212.967.7555.

Free Tickets

To acquire tickets, you must have a Public Theater Patron ID. Please visit to check your account status or to create your Public Theater ID.

There are many ways to access tickets across New York City:



When you join in as a PUBLIC SUPPORTER, you are joining a group of people that helps provide FREE ACCESS to hundreds of thousands of others across all of New York City. It's the best theater. In the middle of Central Park. For free. And it's all because of people like you.

As a Public Supporter, we'll save you a pair of seats at the Delacorte for either MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING or CORIOLANUS, plus you'll gain early access and savings to our Astor Place Season of world premiere plays and musicals throughout the year.

Only a limited number of reserved seats are available in order to keep the majority of the tickets available and free to the general public.

To learn more about becoming a Public Supporter or to make a gift, click here or call 212.967.7555.