Park Playhouse

This seasonal venue hosts open-air drama and musical performances in Albany's Washington Park, free-of-charge.

Park Playhouse offers free outdoor theatre to a diverse audience of the Capital District. With an outdoor setting, high quality productions at venues throughout the region and arts education programs for young people in the community, the playhouse’s mission is to increase quality of life for their viewers.

Park Playhouse stages performances in Washington Park and Cohoes Music Hall and has begun its 31st season! The 2019 season features works such as Avenue Q, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s Newsies, and Winnie the Pooh.

Accessible Arts for All

Park Playhouse provides free and affordable admission to its productions and in doing so, makes theatre an all-inclusive art form, available to people from all socio-economic backgrounds. Through their children education programs, Park Playhouse teaches valuable life lessons about collaboration and teamwork, while helping to train the area’s next generation of theatre artists.

“The outdoor theatre is by far one of our favorite things to do each summer. Being able to bring a picnic, sit and relax before the show and people-watch as the sun sets is truly a favorite.”

—Suni, TripAdvisor

Take Amtrak to Park Playhouse

Experience Park Playhouse via Amtrak to Albany-Rensselaer Station in Albany-Rensselaer – Don’t forget to use Amtrak’s See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Albany-Rensselaer Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Syracuse office today at 518-427-3893.

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