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Delacorte Theater

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Address: Mid-Park at 80th Street, New York City, NY
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Shakespeare in the park! Twelfth Night

I used the TodayTix app and scored two tickets in the lottery so I didn't have to wait in line to get seats! Highly recommend you check this out. Such an amazing night!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
Cyrus S
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I used the TodayTix app and scored two tickets in the lottery so I didn't have to wait in line to get seats! Highly recommend you check this out. Such an amazing night!

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Overijse, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Shakespeare in the Park is really very well done. Spectacles are interestingly arranged and actors' play is great. If you add to it the fact that it all takes place in the Park's amphitheatre, you obtain a perfect combination.

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sparta, nj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Love the theater in the park. Great performance. Show has lots of stage fighting (very complex), also guns. Just a wonderful evening. Many food and beverage options at the concession stand.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

One of the best features of this wonderful theater -- great when there is a show or a play with not a bad seat in the joint -- are the men's and women's restrooms nearby. The poster in the men's room shows a real sense of humor in the Park maintainer's ranks. :)

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We got in line at 7 am on a Tuesday, in late July, and still got tickets to see Cymbeline. The younger ones in our group brought games and a blanket; us older ones were lucky enough to sit on a bench and brought books. We ordered food from Andy's Deli - good and very reasonably priced. (We tried to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is one great open-air theater in Central park, perfect for staging performances from dances to stage plays. Every summer this theater stages Shakespeare plays for free, but you need tickets to get in. The performance is usually in the evening. Tickets are available on the day of the performance and you must be at the Park early to get... More 

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Weyburn, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

The Delacorte's free summer theater in Central Park is a true Manhattan experience. You have to line up for hours the morning of the show in hopes of getting your free tickets (2/person are given out). Chatting with those near you in line is part of the experience and makes the time go quickly. People bring books, papers, blankets, lawn... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

I've been fortunate enough to go to Shakespeare in the Park every summer since I moved to NY. It's always a magical experience seeing amazing actors on stage, outdoors, in the middle of Central Park. You can buy tickets by donating. I've also had success with the virtual lottery. Urbandaddy had a great deal this year. Or lineup which I've... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Free tickets for one of the most entertaining Shakespear productions I have seen. The staging and production were both original and outstanding and the cast was superb. We saw Cymbeline, I would jump at the chance to see any production in this theatre by this company.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Finally was able to obtain 2 free tickets for Shakespeare in the Park last Friday 8 7 15 We went to see Cymbeline. weather was great sitting on benches eating and watching all new yorkers having a great time waiting for play

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