Become one of the five million people who have visited the Delacorte Theater for free performances, and see why Shakespeare in the Park has become a most beloved summer tradition. The Public Theater is dedicated to developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all people.
Shakespeare in the Park: Coriolanus
The annual free Shakespeare in the Park program returns with Coriolanus and Much Ado About Nothing
Continuing the work of its visionary founder, Joseph Papp, The Public Theater is dedicated to developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all people. Creating theater for one of the largest and most diverse audience bases in New York City for nearly 60 years, today The Public engages audiences in a variety of venues – beginning with the free Shakespeare in the Park with performances of Coriolanus and Much Ado About Nothing.
More than five million people have visited the Delacorte Theater for free performances, making it one of New York City’s most beloved summer traditions. At its landmark downtown home at Astor Place, housing five theaters and Joe’s Pub, The Public advocates for the theater as an essential cultural force through productions of new plays, musicals, and Shakespeare that lead and frame dialogue on some of the most important issues of our day. The Public’s programming also includes a range of artist and audience development initiatives including its Public Forum series, which brings together theater artists and professionals from a variety of disciplines for discussions that shed light on social issues explored in Public productions, and the Mobile Unit, which tours Shakespearean productions for underserved audiences throughout New York City’s five boroughs.
Shakespeare in the Park: Coriolanus
From July 16 to August 11 experience one of the last 2 tragedies written by Shakespeare in a spacious outdoor theater. Lies, deception, and shocking revelations will be revealed in this play as you follow the Journey of a soldier Caius Martius while he navigates through a world of famine, civil unrest and war.
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Featuring Justin P. Armstrong (Ensemble), Teagle F. Bougere(Menenius Agrippa), Kate Burton (Volumnia), Jonathan Cake(Caius Martius Coriolanus), Louis Cancelmi (Tullus Aufidius), Katharine Chin (Ensemble), Gregory Connors(Ensemble), Darryl Gene Daughtry, Jr. (Ensemble), Biko Eisen-Martin (Ensemble), Bree Elrod (Ensemble), Nayib Felix (Ensemble), Josiah Gaffney (Ensemble), Chris Ghaffari (Titus Lartius), Enid Graham (Junius Brutus), Christopher Ryan Grant (Ensemble), Emeka Guindo (Young Martius), Jonathan Hadary (Sicinius Velutus), Suzannah Herschkowitz (Ensemble), Gemma Josephine (Ensemble), Thomas Kopache (First Senator), Tyler La Marr(Ensemble), L’Oreál Lampley (Ensemble), Jack LeGoff(Ensemble), Alejandra Mangini (Ensemble), Louis Reyes McWilliams (Ensemble), Max Gordon Moore (First Citizen), Tom Nelis (Cominius), Nneka Okafor (Virgilia), Donovan Price (Ensemble), Sebastian Roy (Ensemble), Ali Skamangas (Ensemble), Jason Paul Tate (Ensemble), and Amelia Workman (Valeria).
Scenic Design Beowulf Boritt
Costume Design Kaye Voyce
Lighting Design Japhy Weideman
Sound Design Jessica Paz
Composer Dan Moses Schreier
Fight Director Steve Rankin
Free Tickets for Shakespeare in the Park: Coriolanus
Free tickets are distributed at 12 p.m. (noon) on each performance day via the free lines at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. People waiting for free tickets must line up along the path designated by The Public Theater staff and The Parks Department. There are separate lines for Senior Accessibility for senior citizens (65+) who require accessible seating and ADA Accessibility for patrons with disabilities (attestation to the need for accessible seating will be required).
Each person (age 5+) may receive up to two (2) tickets, while supplies last. All those who wish to acquire tickets must have a Public Theater Patron ID. Follow this link to register or access your account before you arrive.
Performance days will vary from week to week, so be sure to check the performance calendar, and please remember that Central Park does not officially open until 6 a.m.
Seat locations are distributed randomly, not based on a person’s position in the line.
Take Amtrak to Shakespeare in the Park: Coriolanus
From Penn Station, take the C Subway train uptown to 81st St. – Museum of Natural History Station. From there, Delacorte Theater is about a 6-minute walk into Central Park.
July 16 (Tuesday) - August 11 (Sunday)
81 Central Park West