Thanks to a generous network of donors, CSC is able to take FREE Shakespeare to communities across Cincinnati and beyond!
FREE Shakespeare in the Park:
Increases the availability of Arts Experiences beyond Downtown Cincinnati!
- 86% of audiences report that their community needs more arts opportunities
Makes professional theatre affordable for all!
- 89% of audiences report that this is the easiest and most accessible way to attend live theatre
And in 2021, it provided a safe way to attend the arts!
- For 57% of audiences, FREE Shakespeare in the Park was their first in-person arts experience since before the COVID-19 shutdown in March 2020
“My daughters went with me. It was their first play. We all loved it and really enjoyed talking to the cast. I had no idea this went on all summer and will make a point to take them to more next year. We can't really afford this type of thing so are so grateful you brought the show to us.” - Shakespeare in the Park Patron
“A Midsummer Night's Dream was hilarious! It made my 13-year-old son and 15-year-old daughter laugh out loud (me too)! Thank you for coming to Portsmouth [Ohio]. This is the third year we have driven from Ashland, KY, for this amazing event! Thank you for giving me the chance to expose my kids to Shakespeare as it should be - on the stage.” - Shakespeare in the Park Patron
Learn more by viewing our 2019 IMPACT REPORT.
Donate online above
Donate by Mail
Please make a check out to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and mail to:
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
217 W. 12th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Donate by Phone
Please call Director of Development, Sara Clark at 513-381-2273 ext. 3208
Donate at the Theater*
The box office will be happy to accept and process a tax-deductible donation by cash, check or credit card at:
The Otto M. Budig Theater
1195 Elm Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
*Call in advance for current hours (513)381-2273
Donate with Stock
Download instructions for making a gift of stock online here.
Questions? Contact Director of Development, Sara Clark at [email protected]
How can I support FREE Shakespeare in the Park?
FREE Shakespeare in the Park is made possible through the generous support of companies, foundations, and donors throughout the tri-state and beyond. If you would like to make a gift in support of the program, please visit the Park Fund page or call 513.381.2273 x 3208.
All donors to our Shakespeare in the Park Fund between now and August 31 will be entered in a drawing to win two free subscriptions to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s 30th Anniversary Season. We also have a variety of fun Shakespeare in the Park themed thank you gifts in exchange for your donations!
- A Gift of $10 – Vinyl Sticker
- A Gift of $25 – Bumper Magnet
- A Gift of $50 – Water Bottle
- A Gift of $100 – Insulated Tote Bag
- A Gift of $500 – Roll-up Picnic Blanket
- A Gift of $1,000 – Portable Camp Chair
Thank you gifts will be fulfilled beginning July 15, 2023.
The 2023 FREE Shakespeare in the Park Tour is generously sponsored by Western & Southern Financial Group and is made possible by donors to the FREE Shakespeare in the Park Fund.
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company also sends special thanks to our Operating and Season Support Partners: The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation; Debby and Jim Mason; The Ohio Arts Council, The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation; Lightborne; and the tens of thousands of people who give generously to the annual ArtsWave Campaign, the region’s primary source of arts funding.