GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IS
“PERFECT FOR A SUMMER EVENING” Los Angeles Daily News
UNTIL OPENING NIGHT!
A cloud hangs over the country of Illyria as Countess Olivia mourns and Duke Orsino pines.
But when Viola (a young woman with a big secret) washes onshore, it soon becomes clear that you can’t keep the human spirit down for long.
Music, dance, and lovable misfits abound in one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, all set against the backdrop of the jazz era.
Begins June 29, plays through September 1
Directed by David Melville
Love is lost and found again in one of Shakespeare’s most spellbinding plays.
The young Pericles sets out for adventure, but gets more than he bargains for. 25 years later, it’s his daughter’s turn to sail the high seas as she seeks to unravel the mystery of her birth.
PERICLES is an epic tale, spanning continents and decades, complete with knights errant, greek gods, pirates...and more than a little magic.
Begins July 27, plays through August 30
Directed by Melissa Chalsma
PLAN YOUR EVENING
All summer performances and special events are FREE! Donations are gratefully accepted.
No reservations for performances are required.
We encourage your consideration of those around you! Low seat beach chairs (legs lower than 3") are welcome behind our chair line. The lower area closest to the stage is reserved for those with picnic blankets.
As a courtesy to those around you, we ask you to leave your four-legged friends at home.
We welcome children at our performances! However, these are not Shakespeare performances edited or changed for children. Shakespeare wrote about the human experience, and his plays include examples of sexuality and violence, and deal with adult themes. Email us and we'll be happy to answer any specific questions you may have about particular performances. And please, keep your children with you at all times.
There is an uphill walk from the parking areas to our performance site. If you have mobility challenges, please call us at 818-710-6306 to make arrangements.
Don't forget your picnic! (Note: alcohol is prohibited in Los Angeles City parks.)
Dress in layers as it gets chilly in the evening.
We have a concessions tent with hot and cold beverages, sweets treats from The Village Bakery & Café (a local Atwater Village small business), kettle corn, light snacks and Habey’s Shakes (“The Bard of Shortbread” cookies baked in NYC especially for Independent Shakespeare Co.) Cash and credit cards accepted.
You may find that bug spray and sunscreen are also helpful to bring with you.
For disabled access, please call us at 818-710-6306 for information and to make arrangements.
THANK YOU SEATS
Make a donation of $150 and as a thank you, you will receive up to 4 reserved seats at one performance of your choice!* You can roll up at 6:55pm and know that your seats are waiting for you! Donate here and then email Sabrina to make your donation and to choose your date!
*Seating is limited, let us know your preferred date as soon as you can!
Ample free parking is available. Look for the hot pink signs directing you to the parking lots near the Merry-Go-Round. Parking lot 2 is the closest to the performance site, but be prepared for a bit of a walk up a hill.
Please note: as with anywhere in the city, don't park against curbs painted red and look out for "no parking" signs! Fire lanes are important for the safety of Griffith Park and they will be enforced!
For disabled access, please call us at 818-710-6306 for information and to make any needed arrangements.