People tend to check in during these times:
Established in 1962 and found just off 80th street on the SW corner of the Great Lawn in the heart of Central Park, the Delacorte Theatre is best known for its summertime productions of Shakespearean plays, which take place during the annual New York Shakespeare festival.
Llegamos a las 5 pm para la fila "StandBy". Ya había unas 50 personas formadas, pero logramos alcanzar un par de boletos. Los reparten a las 7 pm... Paciencia y a disfrutar al saxofonista ;)
Superb outdoor space with wonderful location in the park and the views, the castle as the backdrop really works
Great performances we'll remember always.
If you're trying to figure out what to do tonight, go see a Shakespeare play for free! Jesse Tyler Ferguson was performing in the Tempest.
If you don't want to wait all day for tickets, try the standby line before showtime or the online ticket lottery.
Tickets are tough to get!
Wow. 4D. I'm in love with the lady who gave me the playbill.
Shakespeare in the park. Very few bad seats. Bring a blanket for the evening as well as your own snacks
The standby line for Shakespeare in the Park is usually pretty reasonable. Get there about an hour and a half before showtime.
Shakespeare in the Paaaaark!
finally see shakespeare in the park, dammit
Operators on Craigslist will wait in line for your tickets. Going rate seems to be $100/pair.
Alcohol is now allowed to be brought into the theatre, but no glass bottles.
Great until you get rained on or hear helicopters overhead that distract you from the show.
FREE Shakespeare in the Park! If you are in the standby line by 5pm you will have no trouble getting a ticket! Bring a picnic and enjoy the park while you wait!
Got here at 6am and 12th in line. Make sure to bring a chair or blanket, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray, and something to keep you occupied for the 6 hour wait!
Get here super early! People line up by 7am to get tickets handed out at 12PM. Get a picnic blanket, lay it out and relax under the sun while you wait.
Borough ticket distribution is the way to go. TY Public theater
Let's be honest - no one "enjoys" Shakespeare. It's laborious to watch. I don't think it's worth lining up at 6am (since there's a good chance your seat will suck), and the online lottery is a sham.
Fun fact: You can't take photos because the set is copyrighted.
Get virtual tickets within having to spend the night in Central Park
It's all about the standby line
Got there at 7 am this morning and got great seats
Visit Public Fare for the chocolate gelato.
Don't you dare take a picture during Shakespeare in the Park. The ushers have eagle eyes.
If you've waited in line and not hated Saxophone Guy, you've not waited in line.
Concession stand opens at 8
Pizza places deliver to the line.
Remember flash and video photography inside the Delacorte Theater is strictly prohibited.
Thanks for a great first week of Shakespeare In The Park and As You Like It! Keep posting your tips and pictures!
The summertime home of the Public Theater and a glorious outdoor stage for all their Shakespeare in the Park productions. Tickets are free, if you’re lucky enough to get ‘em.
See someone famous
During the summer, hit the ticket line early to score free tickets for Shakespeare in the Park. Or hangout w/ the hungry locals. - MichelleC.tv
People who work at box office are all rude. I guess there is no free lunch since we are all trying to get the free Shakespeare tix.
Lovely venue, unfortunately the people handing out tickets are rude & petty "If you ask us a question, you go to the back of the line!"
Mid-week, try walking up a few minutes before performance time to see Shakespeare in the Park. In this case, you get an insane amount more than what you pay for.
Try the egg BLT sandwich. Amazing
Concessions takes cards! Score!
no photos :(
Follow the line of people and you will find a Mobile Phone Charger! Email me if you want more info firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring lawn chairs-arrive early for tix. Sneak in a bottle of wine.
Skip the line and guarantee your seats: get a 3-show pass to The Public, then buy tax-deductible tickets for the nights you want
go and see a free show. go to publictheater.org and get in "virtual Line"
Sleep in the park, get free tickets, and enjoy Shakespeare in the Park!
Hathaway, McDonald, Esparza, and Linklater were very funny in Twelfth Night. If you can't spend 8 hours in person queuing for tix, try the "Virtual Line" lottery.