Tickets to Free Shakespeare in the Park are available via the distribution methods listed below as well as through our Summer Supporter and Partner Programs.


The Delacorte Theater in Central Park

July 19 - August 14

Free tickets are available for every public performance, with seating locations in every section of the theater. Free tickets are available in the following ways:

In person at The Delacorte
Downtown at Astor Place
Mobile Lottery Powered by Today Tix
And through Borough Distributions

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headshot barTop: Zach Appelman, Tala Ashe, Connor Bond, Alex Breaux, Andrew Burnap, Louis Cancelmi, Max Casella
Second Row: Andrew Chaffee, Michael Bradley Cohen, Sanjit De Silva, Paul Deo Jr., John Glover, Jin Ha, Bill Heck
Third Row: Hunter Hoffman, Nicholas Hoge, Edward James Hyland, Keilyn Durrel Jones, Maurice Jones, Forrest Malloy, Ismenia Mendes
Bottom Row: Nneka Okafor, Tom Pecinka, Kario Pereira-Bailey, Miguel Perez, Grace Rao, Corey Stoll, John Douglas Thompson

Tony winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Cymbeline) returns to Shakespeare in the Park with one of the Bard’s most rarely produced plays, Troilus and Cressida. Both warriors and lovers play hard to get in this surprisingly modern epic about the hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds of the ancient Greeks.

In the 7th year of the Trojan War, Troilus, a young prince, pines for the affections of Cressida, a bright young woman who knows how to play it cool. Meanwhile, the heroes of the Iliad – Hector, Paris, and the kings they serve - debate whether to return the dangerously beautiful captive Helen or continue to fight without end. Nations and lovers alike do battle in this funny, piercing drama about romance and revenge in a world at war.

Click here to watch clips from Troilus and Cressida.

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By William Shakespeare
Directed by Daniel Sullivan

Set and Costume Design by David Zinn
Lighting Design by Robert Wierzel
Sound Design by Mark Menard
Hair and Makeup Design by Cookie Jordan
Original Music by Dan Moses Schreier
Co-Fight Directors Michael Rossmy and Rick Sordelet
Voice Coach Alithea Phillips
Production Stage Manager James Latus
Stage Manager Buzz Cohen

Featuring Zach Appelman (Diomedes); Tala Ashe (Helen, Andromache); Connor Bond (Ensemble); Alex Breaux (Ajax); Andrew Burnap (Troilus); Louis Cancelmi (Achilles); Max Casella (Thersites); Andrew Chaffee (Ensemble); Michael Bradley Cohen (Ensemble); Paul Deo Jr. (Ensemble); Sanjit De Silva (Aeneas);  John Glover (Pandarus); Jin Ha (Ensemble); Bill Heck (Hector); Hunter Hoffman (Ensemble); Nicholas Hoge (Ensemble); Edward James Hyland (Nestor); KeiLyn Durrel Jones (Ensemble);  Maurice Jones (Paris); Forrest Malloy (Ensemble); Ismenia Mendes (Cressida); Nneka Okafor (Cassandra); Tom Pecinka (Patroclus);  Kario Pereira-Bailey (Ensemble); Miguel Perez (Priam, Calchas); Grace Rao (Ensemble); Corey Stoll (Ulysses); John Douglas Thompson (Agamemnon)