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“At least once in a life time”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Delacorte Theater

Delacorte Theater
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US$26.00*
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Small Group Central Park Walking Tour
Ranked #353 of 1,079 things to do in New York City
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“At least once in a life time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012

As a native NYer, I always wanted to see a play at the Delacorte. Finally had my chance this summer. Didn't wait in line, made a generous contribution to Shakespeare in the Park but it was worth it.

Visited August 2012
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“Shakespeare Remembered”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

The Delacorte Theater is Located in middle of central park, at 80th Street, Manhattan, New York. It's seating capacity is 1,800 persons. This Public Theater is an open-air horseshoe-shaped amphitheater hosting summer series of annual 'Shakespeare in the Park' drama shows for the public. .

Tickets are free, but you need to wait on line. We were told that opening of this Theater was with a production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.

They are celebrating 50th Anniversary this year. Must see if you are lucky to get tickets...

Visited September 2012
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“Shakespeare in the Park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2012

We went to see "Into the Woods," which is really Sondheim in the park, but I will go with the common name instead. We waited in line for tickets. We arrived at the line at 615am and were pretty unprepared. We didn't know that they don't give out tickets until 1pm even though we had combed the website. If you are going to wait in line make sure to bring a blanket, chair or something to sit on. There were people in line with queen size air mattresses. Bring games, books, food and water. If you want you can also order food from Andy's Deli and they will deliver it to you via bike in line. We found that a lot of the things they said about checking id's and taking down addresses were not true and were purely for crowd control. I thought it was a wonderful thing to experience. We made friends in line and the 6.5 hour wait went much fast than expected on this particular day. The show was also wonderful. Don't forget to bring a raincoat!

Visited July 2012
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“Theater in the park -- at the right price -- hard to go wrong.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2011

Every play I've seen here has had an interesting modern twist to it, whether or not it's the Shakespeare in the Park of years back or current plays. Loved seeing "Hair" a couple of years ago -- and could hear the singing loud and clear from the path I was on, about 100 feet from the theater.

Tickets used to be more fun to get, before the computer -- we used to spend the day in the park -- now, that's not how it goes -- but do it anyway before theater.

Visited July 2011
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“Measure for Measure was excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2011

We did the autobid online for free tickets and after 5 efforts were lucky enough to get a pair on a beautiful sunny day. The perfomance was brilliantly done and kept our interest for the entire time.

We were slightly worried that we wouldnt be able to follow the plot as neither of us had studied this play but we didnt have a problem! A free program is provided which explains the storyline and it is also staged for a modern audience although the original text is used.

Its definitely worth trying the standby line on the night (6.30pm I think) if you werent lucky enough to get tickets as the whole line seemed to get in and they had a few spare seats in the theatre.

Visited June 2011
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