Shakespeare in the Park is North Texas’ chance to experience Shakespeare in a beautiful, casual park setting for all ages to enjoy. Located in Dallas, the organization opened in 1971 with a mission to provide residents a unique opportunity to experience Shakespeare and other cultural and educational programs.
It’s a non-profit organization in Dallas that started the theater group and it’s the only North Texas produce of educational programs dedicated to teaching the works of William Shakespeare. Here is a look at what you’ll experience when you watch Shakespeare in the Park.
About the organization
The mission of Shakespeare in the Park is to create cultural programs for educational purposes in North Texas that are not only affordable to enjoy but accessible to the community. They want to inspire an interest in Shakespeare by offering quality works and by serving a diverse community of children and adults.
You can experience year-round productions at the park and experience more from their flagship outdoor performances, their unique touring programs and their community outreach services. Gain a sense of artistic purpose and cultural richness through a performance by Shakespeare in the Park.
What to expect
The organization offers several onstage performances for various audiences. From staged readings to outdoor performances, they want to offer something for everybody. Audiences most commonly experience the organization through Shakespeare in the Park where you’ll enjoy a production in an open-air amphitheater.
Since their start in 1971, they’ve also added “Shakespeare on the Go!” which is four programs of interactive and lively programs that today’s youth will appreciate due to the educational entertainment elements. “Shakespeare Unplugged” is also going strong which is their outreach and educational program for staged readings performed around the city.
You can purchase tickets for current productions including:
- Romeo and Juliet, going until July 25th, at Samuell Grand Amphitheatre
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (revised) going until July 24th at the Samuell Grand Amphitheatre
- The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor on May 3rd and 4th at the AT&T Performing Arts Center