GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: SHAKESPEARE SET FREE ALL SUMMER LONG.

Now Playing:

THE TEMPEST
Begins Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31
Then plays Wednesday - Sunday until September 4
Performances at 7:00 pm

In Shakespeare's final play, magic, first love and the forces of revenge intersect on a mysterious island. Prospero has spent 12 years in exile watching his growing daughter, Miranda, all the while plotting to punish his duplicitous brother with the sorcery he has been practicing. But when the opportunity presents itself, he learns that magic doesn't make the man, the world is stranger than it appears and that perhaps the past is only history. PLAN YOUR VISIT HERE.

Earlier this summer:

RICHARD III
Wednesday - Sunday until July 24
Performances at 7:00 pm

"ROCKING & ROLLICKING. CRITIC'S CHOICE!"
Los Angeles Times


"DAZZLING." Stage Raw

"FIRST RATE." Arts in LA

"GO. EXPERIENCE IT." Shakespeare in LA

Shakespeare’s indelible anti-hero, Richard III, is the King you love to hate (even his mother rues the day he was born.) His path to power is strewn with lies, manipulation, improbable seductions, and murder. This electrified re-telling is equal parts political satire and a chilling look at what happens when a charismatic and corrupt leader sets his sights on the highest seat of government. Join us in Griffith Park and get swept away by the lush costumes, live music, and Richard's mesmerizing charm. PLAN YOUR VISIT HERE.



The festival is free because we believe that these plays should be accessible to everyone...and it's working! Every summer in Griffith Park, the festival attracts the youngest, largest, and most diverse theater audience in Los Angeles!

We don't charge for tickets, but the festival is not free to produce. The artists begin rehearsing weeks before the first person walks up the Old Zoo hill to enjoy a performance. We build the stage in the park, there are costumes, lighting, and most importantly people: all the many theater makers (on stage and off) who make it all possible.

Won't you join us? Your donation TODAY makes the Festival possible ALL SUMMER LONG!