Returning to live, in-person parks performances this April-May 2021!

What is Shakespeare in the Parks?
Here’s a look at a past year of Shakespeare in the Parks touring program, from our friends at Kelly’s Filmworks: Shakespeare in the Parks tour video

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Performance Schedule

As always, all parks performances are free – but the ten Louisville Metro Parks below, this year, please let us know you’re coming. Your contact information is required per health regulations to attend those twelve Metro parks performances, so save time and please RSVP at the links below. 

Audience members are invited to please bring a chair or blanket.


Saturday, April 17 – 6:30PM

The Maples Park
6826 W State Hwy 22, Crestwood, KY 40014
Sponsored by the City of Crestwood, Jim Kramer Mayor
No RSVP needed

 

Friday, April 23 – 6:30PM 
Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park
3730 River Road, Louisville, KY 40207
Sponsored by Councilwoman Paula McCraney, District 7
RSVP link (beginning day before performance – April 22)

 

Saturday, April 24 – 7:00PM
Big Four Station Park
215 W Chestnut Street, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Sponsored by the City of Jeffersonville, Mike Moore, Mayor, Jeffersonville Public Art Commission, and Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana
No RSVP needed

 

Sunday, April 25 – 2:00PM 
Riverview Park
8202 Greenwood Road, Louisville, KY 40258
Sponsored by Councilman Rick Blackwell, District 12
RSVP (starts day before performance – April 24)

 

Sunday, April 25 – 6:30PM 
Hounz Lane Park
2300 Hounz Lane, Louisville, KY 40223
Sponsored by Councilman Markus Winkler, District 17
RSVP (starts day before performance – April 24)

 

Sunday, May 2 – 2:00PM
Victory Park
1051 S 23rd Street, Louisville, KY 40210
Sponsored by Council President/Councilman David James, District 6
RSVP (starts day before performance – May 1)

 

Sunday, May 2 – 6:30PM
Sun Valley Park
6616 Ashby Lane, Louisville, KY 40272
Sponsored by Councilwoman Cindi Fowler, District 14
RSVP (starts day before performance – May 1)

 

Thursday, May 6 – 6:30PM
Highview Park
7201 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40228
Sponsored by Councilman James Peden, District 23
RSVP (starts day before performance – May 5)

 

Friday, May 7 – 7:00PM
Riverfront Amphitheater
201 E Water Street, New Albany, IN 47150
Sponsored by the City of New Albany, Jeff Gahan, Mayor, and Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana
No RSVP needed

 

Saturday, May 8 – 2:00PM
Petersburg Park
5008 E Indian Trail, Louisville, KY 40218
Sponsored by Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, District 2
RSVP (starts day before performance – May 7)

 

Saturday, May 8 – 6:30PM
Shively Park

1902 Park Road, Shively, KY 40216
Sponsored by Shively Councilwoman Tiffany Burton-McBroom
No RSVP needed

 

Sunday, May 9 – 2:00PM – Canceled due to inclement weather
Broad Run Park – The Parklands
11551 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40291
Sponsored by Councilman Stuart Benson, District 20
No RSVP needed

 

Sunday, May 9 – 6:30PM – Canceled due to inclement weather
Norton Commons Amphitheater
10920 Meeting St, Prospect, KY 40059
Sponsored by Norton Commons
No RSVP needed

 

Thursday, May 13 – 6:30PM
Jack Elstro Plaza

47 North 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374
Sponsored by Richmond Shakespeare Festival
RSVP

 

Friday, May 14 – 7:00PM
Corydon Capitol Grounds
202 E. Walnut Street, Corydon, IN  47112
Sponsored by the Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana and the Harrison County Public Library
No RSVP needed

 

Saturday, May 15 – 2:00PM
Long Run Park
Long Run Park Rd, Louisville, KY 40245
Sponsored by Councilman Anthony Piagentini, District 19
RSVP (starts day before performance – May 14)

 

Saturday, May 15 – 6:30PM
Iroquois Park
1080 Amphitheater Rd, Louisville, KY 40214
Sponsored by Councilman Mark Fox, District 13, Councilman Kevin Triplett, District 15, Councilwoman Nicole George, District 21, Councilwoman Amy Holton Stewart, District 25
RSVP (starts day before performance – May 14)

 

Sunday, May 16 – 2:00PM
Tyler Park
1501 Castlewood Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204
Sponsored by Councilwoman Cassie Chambers Armstrong, District 8
RSVP (starts day before performance – May 15)

 

Sunday, May 16 – 6:30PM
The Amphitheater at Mt. Washington Sports Complex

131 Gardner Way, Mt. Washington, KY 40047
Sponsored by the City of Mt. Washington, Barry Armstrong, Mayor
No RSVP needed

 

Friday, May 21 – 6:30PM
Veterans Memorial Park, Jeffersontown, KY
10707 Taylorsville Road, Jeffersontown, KY 40299
Sponsored by Mayor Bill Dieruf and the Jeffersontown City Council
No RSVP needed

 

Saturday, May 22 – 7:00PM ET (6:00PM CT)
SOKY Marketplace Amphitheater
636 Center Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Sponsored by Fountain Square Players
No RSVP needed

 

Sunday, May 23 – 2:00PM
Robsion Park
1 Robsion Park Drive, Lyndon, KY 40222
Sponsored by the City of Lyndon, Brent Hagan, Mayor
No RSVP needed

 

Sunday, May 23 – 6:30PM 
Story Avenue Park
1519 Story Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
Sponsored by Councilman Bill Hollander, District 9 and White Clay
RSVP (starts day before performance – May 22)

 

Thursday, May 27 – 6:30PM
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
2995 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, KY 42748
Sponsored by Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
No RSVP needed

 

Friday, May 28 – 6:30PM
Emerson Park
1100 Sylvia St, Louisville, KY 40217
Sponsored by Councilman Patrick Mulvihill, District 10
RSVP (starts day before performance – May 27)

Enjoy a performance of Romeo and Juliet at your neighborhood park this spring.

THANK YOU
2021 Shakespeare in the Parks Tour Sponsors!

 

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
Arts Alliance of Southern Indiana
City of Crestwood, Jim Kramer Mayor
City of Jeffersonville, Mike Moore, Mayor
City of Lyndon, Brent Hagan, Mayor
City of Mt. Washington, Barry Armstrong, Mayor
City of New Albany, Jeff Gahan, Mayor
Harrison County Public Library
Mayor Bill Dieruf and the Jeffersontown City Council
Fountain Square Players
Jeffersonville Public Art Commission
Richmond Shakespeare Festival
Shively Councilwoman Tiffany Burton-McBroom

Louisville Metro Council Members
Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, District 2
Councilman David James, District 6
Councilwoman Paula McCraney, District 7
Councilwoman Cassie Chambers Armstrong, District 8
Councilman Bill Hollander, District 9
Councilman Pat Mulvihill, District 10
Councilman Rick Blackwell, District 12
Councilman Mark Fox, District 13
Councilwoman Cindi Fowler, District 14
Councilman Kevin Triplett, District 15
Councilman Markus Winkler, District 17
Councilman Anthony Piagentini, District 19
Councilman Stuart Benson, District 20
Councilwoman Nicole George, District 21
Councilman James Peden, District 23
Councilwoman Amy Holton Stewart, District 25

 

Interesting in sponsoring a performance at your neighborhood park?
Contact Producing Artistic Director Matt Wallace.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are your COVID-19 protocols and how will things be different this year?

    Due to COVID-19 government health and safety restrictions, the following changes will be made for the 2021 Shakespeare in the Parks tour.

    ENTRY: If you are feeling ill, have a temperature, or have been around someone with COVID-19 in the past two weeks, please do not attend. When you arrive, please read signage and follow instructions from our staff and our sponsoring organizations to observe social distancing.

    KEEP YOUR DISTANCE: When in the park and performance area, please maintain a safe social distance of at least six feet apart from other guests.

    SANITIZING: A hand sanitizer station will be available.

    SEATING: You are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket to place in one of the designated seating areas.

  • What is your rain policy?

    In the past, we have had a designated indoor rain space for each performance, in the event of inclement weather. This year, due to COVID-19, this will not be possible. We will make our very best effort to complete the performance as scheduled. If this is not possible due to weather, we will work to re-schedule. Please visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/kentuckyshakespeare or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/kyshakespeare to get all up-to-the-minute updates.

  • How long is the production?

    Romeo and Juliet runs 90 minutes with no intermission.

  • Any other questions?

    Please contact us at info@kyshakespeare.com or at 502.574.9900.