Outdoor Adventures: NYC shows

You find yourself on a warm summer evening with nothing to do. You’d like to entertain yourself at the theater, but what if you’re not in the mood to waste a gorgeous sunset stuck inside a dark, over-air-conditioned venue? …Outdoor performance comes to the rescue!


Theatre: Boomerang Theatre Company
Shows: Richard III
When: July 6-7, 13-14, Saturday & Sunday // All shows 2:00pm
Where: Central Park Boomerang Rock (69th Street and Central Park West)
Tickets: FREE (No tickets required)


Theatre: City Parks Foundation – Summerstage
Shows: King Kong
When: July 30-August 1, August 5-7, 10, 13-14, 17, 20-22 // All shows @ 8:00pm
Where: Herbert Von King Park (July 30-Aug 1)
Central Park (Aug 5)
St. Mary’s Park (Aug 6-7, 10)
Marcus Garvey Park (Aug 13-14, 17)
East River Park (Aug 20-22)
Tickets: FREE (No tickets required)


Theatre: The Classical Theatre of Harlem
Shows: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
When: July 13-30 // All shows @ 7:30pm
Where: Richard Rogers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park: 122nd through 124th St and 5th Avenue
Tickets: FREE (No tickets required)


Theatre: Elephant Run District
Shows: Brecht in the Park
When: July 6-28 (no show July 13), Saturday & Sunday // All shows @ 4:00pm
Where: near the southeast corner of the Great Hill in Central Park: West Side from 103rd to 107th Streets
Tickets: FREE (No tickets required)


Theatre: Hip to Hip Theatre Company
Shows: Love’s Labour’s Lost; The Tempest
When: July 24 – August 17, Wednesday-Sunday (see website for calendar)
Where: 12 venues in Queens (see website for locations)
Tickets: FREE (No tickets required)


Theatre: Hudson Warehouse
Shows: King Lear; The Three Musketeers
When: July 4-28: King Lear; August 1-25: The Three Musketeers // Thursday-Sunday // all shows @ 6:30pm .
Where: North Patio of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, Riverside Park, near West 89th and Riverside Drive
Tickets: FREE (No tickets required)


Theatre: Moose Hall Theatre Company’s Inwood Shakespeare Festival
Shows: Zapata! Tiger of Morelos
When: July 17-August 3, Wednesday-Saturday // all shows @ 7:30pm
Where: Inwood Hill Park Peninsula- entrances to the park at 218th St. and Indian Road and also at Isham St. and Seaman Ave., in northernmost Manhattan
Tickets: FREE (No tickets required)


Theatre: New York Classical Theatre
Shows: The Tempest
When: July 9-August 4, Tuesday-Sunday // all shows @ 7:00pm
Where: Battery Park (meet in front of Castle Clinton)
Tickets: FREE (No tickets required)


Theatre: NY Laughs
Shows: Laughter in the Park 2013
When: July 7-28, Sundays // @ 2:00pm
Where: Central Park, Mineral Springs near Central Park West and 69th St. (July 7&28); Tompkins Square Park, Old Bandshell Lawn, at East 7th St. bet. A&B (July 14); Washington Square Park, Holley Plaza, in west half of the park (July 21)
Tickets: FREE No tickets required


Theatre: Pulse Ensemble Theatre
Shows: The Taming of the Shrew
When: July 10-August 4, Wednesday-Sunday // @ 8:00pm
Where: The Amphitheatre, Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive at 145th St.
Tickets: FREE (No tickets required)


Theatre: The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park
Shows: Love’s Labour’s Lost, A New Musical
When: July 23-August 18, most evenings // @ 8:30pm (see website for calendar)
Where: The Delacorte Theatre in Central Park (access from 81st Street and Central Park West or 79th Street and Fifth Avenue)
Tickets: FREE – virtual ticketing lottery online, or tickets distributed for each night’s performance at the box office at 12pm day-of


Theatre: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot
Shows: Cymbeline; Richard III
When: Cymbeline: July 11-27; Richard III: August 1-17, Thursday-Saturday // @ 8:00pm
Where: Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets, Manhattan.
Tickets: FREE (No tickets required)


Theatre: Smith Street Stage
Shows: Julius Caesar
When: July 1-2, 5-7, 11-14 // @ 7:00pm
Where: Carroll Park in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
Tickets: FREE (No tickets required)

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