FREE Shakespeare in the Park 2021

FREE Shakespeare in the Park is back and bigger than ever!

June 16 - September 12, 2021

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s FREE Shakespeare in the Park tour is the only professional outdoor theatre opportunity of its kind in Cincinnati each summer, attracting more than 10,000 patrons to over 40 area parks during the summer months. CSC’s FREE Shakespeare in the Park Tour enhances the vibrancy of neighborhoods throughout the region by creating traveling arts programs that increase the affordability, availability, and accessibility of the arts outside the downtown core.

2021 FREE Shakespeare in the Park Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. Please check back on this page closer to the performance dates to confirm.

Admission to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare in the Park Tour is free and open to the public.  There are no ticket or RSVPs required and all performances are general admission. For questions regarding a specific location's policies on outside food and drink, COVID protocols, etc. please contact the venue directly.

If you are interested in booking a performance at your park or outdoor venue contact us to inquire about cost and availability.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7:00pm
City of Madeira
Mcdonald Commons Park
7502 Dawson Road, Madeira, Ohio 45243
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 7:00pm
Miami Township
Community Park Performance Pavilion
5951 Buckwheat Road, Milford, Ohio 45150
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 7:00pm
Madisonville Community Council
Bramble Park
6300 Bramble Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Friday, June 25, 2021 at 7:00pm
City Of Norwood
Northwoods Park
5400 Northwoods Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 1:00pm
ArtsWave Art @ Parks Event
Great Parks Glenwood Gardens
10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 7:00pm
OTR Performs, 3CDC
Washington Park
1410 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 7:00pm
Maysville/Mason County Arts Commission
Limestone Park
100 Limestone Street, Maysville, Kentucky 41056
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Friday, July 9, 2021 at 7:00pm
Cincinnati Parks, Eden Park
Seasongood Pavilion
1600 Art Museum Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Romeo and Juliet

Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 7:00pm
West Chester Township
Keehner Park
7411 Barrett Rd, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Romeo and Juliet

Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 7:00pm
OTR Performs, 3CDC
Washington Park
1410 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 8:00pm*
Springfield Arts Council’s Summer Arts Festival
Veterans Park Amphitheatre
250 Cliff Park Rd, Springfield, Ohio 45504
A Midsummer Night's Dream
*ASL Interpreted

Friday, July 16, 2021 at 7:00pm
Cincinnati Parks, Eden Park
Seasongood Pavilion
1600 Art Museum Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 7:00pm
City of Lebanon
Bicentennial Park
7 Cherry St, Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 7:00pm
Franklin County Arts Council
Third Place Event Center
724 Main Street, Brookville, Indiana 47012
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Friday, July 23, 2021 at 7:00pm
Cincinnati Parks, Eden Park
Seasongood Pavilion
1600 Art Museum Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Macbeth

Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 7:00pm*
Historic Linden Grove Cemetery and Arboretum
Linden Grove Cemetery
13th and Lee Streets, Covington, Kentucky 41011
A Midsummer Night's Dream
*ASL Interpreted

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 7:00pm
Price Hill
St. Lawrence Square
3650 Warsaw Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45205
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 7:00pm
City Of Covington Parks and Rec
Devou Park
1 Bandshell Blvd, Covington, Kentucky 41011
Macbeth

Friday, July 30, 2021 at 7:00pm
Price Hill
ARCO (Indoors)
3301 Price Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45205
Romeo and Juliet

Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 7:00pm
City Of Norwood
Dorl Field
4501 Beech Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
Macbeth

Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 7:00pm
OTR Performs, 3CDC
Washington Park
1410 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Macbeth

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 7:00pm*
Price Hill
St. Lawrence Square
3650 Warsaw Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45205
Macbeth
*ASL Interpreted

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 7:00pm
Pendleton County Tourism Council
Griffin Center
320 Fairgrounds Rd, Falmouth, KY 41040
Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:00pm
Boone County Parks and Recreation
Boone Woods Park
6000 Veterans Way, Burlington, Kentucky 41005
Romeo and Juliet

Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 7:00pm
City of Madeira
Mcdonald Commons Park
7502 Dawson Road, Madeira, Ohio 45243
Macbeth

Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 7:00pm
Village of Glendale
Peter J. Gruber Pavilion
205 East Sharon Rd, Glendale, Ohio 45246
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 7:00pm
Delhi Township Parks and Recreation
Delhi Park
5125 Foley Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45238
Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 7:00pm
City of Erlanger
Flagship Park
4060 Deerchase Dr, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018
Romeo and Juliet

Friday, August 13, 2021 at 7:00pm*
City Of Norwood
Upper Millcrest Park
1700 Mills Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
Romeo and Juliet
*ASL Interpreted

Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 7:00pm
Union Township Summer Concert Series
Ampitheatre at Union Township Civic Center
4350 Aicholtz Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45245
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 1:00pm
Carnegie Center Of Columbia Tusculum
Carnegie Center (Indoors)
3738 Eastern Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226
Macbeth

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 7:00pm
Fairfield Parks and Recreation
Village Green Park
411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield, Ohio 45014
Macbeth

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 7:00pm
Clifton Community Fund
Mt. Storm Park
700 Lafayette Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45220
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 7:00pm
Deerfield Township Arts Alliance
Cottell Park
5847 Irwin Simpson Rd., Mason, Ohio 45040
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Friday, August 20, 2021 at 7:00pm
Richmond Shakespeare Festival
Jack Elstro Plaza
47 N. 6th St., Richmond, Indiana 47374
Macbeth

Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 7:00pm
Portsmouth Area Arts Council
Shawnee State University Alumni Green
940 Second St., Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Monday, August 23, 2021 at 7:00pm
Ivy Tech Community College and Lawrenceburg Main Street
Civic Park
50 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 7:00pm
Oxford Community Arts Center / Enjoy Oxford
OCAC Outdoor Pavilion
10 S. College Ave, Oxford, Ohio 45056
Romeo and Juliet

Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 7:00pm
Mt. Washington Community Council
Stanbery Park
2221 Oxford Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45230
Macbeth

Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 7:00pm
Cincinnati Parks, Eden Park
Seasongood Pavilion
1600 Art Museum Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Romeo and Juliet

Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 1:00pm
Great Parks of Hamilton County
Sharon Woods Cardinal Meadow
11450 Lebanon Rd. Sharonville, OH 45241
Romeo and Juliet

Marcus Anthony
Angelique Archer
Arrianna Chai
Tyren Duncan
Colleen Dougherty
Brianna Miller
  • Darnell Pierre Benjamin

    Director: Macbeth

  • Jeremy Dubin

    Director: A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Courtney Lucien

    Director: Romeo and Juliet

  • Jason Stewart

    Stage Manager

  • Candice Handy

    Director of Education

  • Brian Isaac Phillips

    Producing Artistic Director

  • Jeanna Vella

    Director of Marketing. If you are interested in booking a performance at your park or outdoor venue contact us to inquire about cost and availability at jeanna.vella@cincyshakes.com.

Thank you to our FREE Shakespeare in the Park Sponsors:

Thomas J. Emery Memorial, Western & Southern Financial Group, GBBN, EY, Graeter’s, Taft Law, Clark Schaefer Hackett, Thompson Hine, Cincinnati Bell, Susan Esler & Steve Skibo, Vicky & Rick Reynolds, Redknot Homes, Tim Cagle & Rick Kammerer, Kimberly and Dirk Doebereiner, Mark and Sue Ann Painter, and Rosemary and Mark Schlachter.

Friends of FREE Shakespeare in the Park:

Lisa Allgood; Jeff and Karen Anderson; Maureen Bickley and Layne Meader; David and Elaine Billmire; Scott Bischoff and Theresa Sedlack; Andrew Botschner and Melinda Muenich; Robert and Liz Burroughs; Leslie and Leo Dahring; Megan Dooley; Kelley Downing; Rick and Melissa Eder; Nancy Finke; Katherine Graeter; Stew and Linda Hall; Robert Hickey and Mary Jane Watson; DJ and Hannah Hlovchiec; Haleigh Hopkins; Michelle Hopkins; Steve Karoly and Mary Jane Daly; Steve Kenat and Heidi Jark; Emily and Tom Kennedy; Dennis Kidder and Mark Mikulski; Marcie and Jim Kinney; Jean and Charles Lauterbach; Matt Loveless; Dave and Lee Mackenzie; Travis and Teresa McElroy; Maggie Muething; Chris Nare and Lori Rappold; Tim and Kathy Paulin; Tim and Angie Philpott; Patrick Points and Wijdan Jreisat; Paul and Marilyn Porcino; Jason and Emily Praeter; Steve and Patricia Robertson; Jennifer and Joe Sebranek; Tom and Lorri Simpson; John and Jan Steinman; Mark and Anne Stepaniak; Max Stepaniak and Mona Jiravirotekul; Thomas and Patricia Sullivan; Brendan and Heather Walsh; Jay and Jodi Woffington; Timothy and Hilary Young; George and Nancy Yund
.

To learn how you can support FREE Shakespeare programs like this, click here.