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Delacorte Theater

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going to Shakespeare in the park is an all-day experience but well worth it if you have the time. Come early in the morning with friends and spend the time reading, talking, playing games, etc. Tickets distributed at noon. If the play is well reviewed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 3 November 2018

When of my all-time top life experiences is seeing theater in Central Park outdoors.The backdrop of the lake is fantastic.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Inspire664472
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This performance was INSANE, I cant remember a more enjoyable night of theater (so be it; Shakespeare, a musical and rain in an open air theater) Better then some shows I've paid Hundreds to attend. Thank You Joseph Papp for your grand vision of theater...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank efexinteriors
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This is a tough ticket to get but so worth the experience. We saw Twelfth Night in the pouring rain and the cast was incredibly dynamic and talented.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paris1273
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

People kept telling us we gave 50% chance while waiting for 2 hours to get the tickets and when we finally reached the box office we were told we will get 2 random tickets and just as we reached the window ..tickets finished..very inefficient process...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AnuragPSN
Reviewed 16 July 2018

This summer, I saw Othello at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. It was an absolutely fabulous performance in an absolutely ideal setting. We had a cool summer evening - meaning not hot - to enjoy this magnificent performance. I had y tickets waiting for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. This summer we saw Othello which we didn’t care for, a rarity. But still a fun experience.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Magical! Amazing! It did require giving up a morning to wait for tickets. We arrived around 9:30 and had to wait until noon. Once they start distributing tickets the line moves quickly. One of the most enchanting things we did on our visit, but we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank runningthesh0w
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We saw the Public Theater's production of Othello last night in Central Park. It was a beautiful night to enjoy free Shakespeare in the park. New Yorkers are so lucky to have the opportunity to see great theater every summer of free. The performance was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 2 June 2018

As always, attending a summer play here is a treat. Too bad the play was horrible. No matter - the surroundings are great and so much fun. Comfortable seats, good concessions, and very attentive staff.

Date of experience: July 2017
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11 July 2018|
Response from runningthesh0w | Reviewed this property |
There is parking along the street, but not many spaces. There is a subway station right at the entrance.
Barbara F
16 June 2018|
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Response from runningthesh0w | Reviewed this property |
Should be their - posting quickly :)
Barbara F
16 June 2018|
Response from Barbara F |
I'm asking the question. Is there information regarding as seating chart of the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park, New York City.