We’re bringing a new production of Hamlet to 28 area parks this spring. Join us for this free, 90-minute performance in a park near you April-May 2020.

Thanks to our friends at Kelly’s Filmworks for this look at our Shakespeare in the Parks spring tour!
Shakespeare in the Parks tour video

Thank you to the generous sponsors who’ve committed to bring Shakespeare in the Parks tour to their neighborhood parks in 2020!
Interested in booking a performance at your park? (We still have Friday, April 10 evening and Saturday, April 11 evening available for booking. Contact Producing Artistic Director Matt Wallace for information.)

Please note: each venue will have a backup rain space option set in advance, so you can plan on attending rain or shine! Please check back for rain spaces.

Date Time Location Address Sponsor
1 Saturday, April 4 2:00PM New Albany • Bicentennial Park 18 E Spring St, New Albany, IN 47150 City of New Albany, Jeff Gahan, Mayor
2 Saturday, April 4 6:30PM Carrie Gaulbert Cox Park 3730 River Rd., Louisville, KY 40207 Councilwoman Paula McCraney, District 7
3 Sunday, April 5 2:00PM Victory Park 1051 S 23rd St, Louisville, KY 40210 LG&E and KU Energy
4 Sunday, April 5 6:30PM Iroquois Park Amphitheater 1080 Amphitheater Rd, Louisville, KY 40214 Councilman Mark Fox, District 13; Councilman Kevin Triplett, District 15; Councilwoman Nicole George, District 21; Councilman David Yates, District 25
5 Saturday, April 11 2:00PM Shawnee Park 4501 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211 LG&E and KU Energy
6 Friday, April 17 6:30PM Jeffersontown • Veterans Memorial Park 10707 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299 Mayor Bill Dieruf and the Jeffersontown City Council
7 Saturday, April 18 2:00PM The Maples • Crestwood 6826 W State Hwy 22, Crestwood, KY 40014 City of Crestwood, Jim Kramer Mayor
8 Sunday, April 19 2:00PM Petersburg Park 5008 E Indian Trail, Louisville, KY 40218 Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, District 2
9 Sunday, April 19 6:30PM Emerson Park 1100 Sylvia St, Loouisville, KY 40217 Councilman Pat Mulvihill, District 10
10 Thursday, April 23 6:30PM Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park 2995 Lincoln Farm Rd, Hodgenville, KY 42748 Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
11 Friday, April 24 10:00AM Russell Lee Park 3701 Southern Ave., Louisville, KY 40211 Councilwoman Jessica Green, District 1
12 Friday, April 24 7:00PM Jeffersonville • Picasso Pointe 7th and Michigan Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 City of Jeffersonville, Mike Moore, Mayor; Jeffersonville Public Art Commission; Jeffersonville Main Street; Jeffersonville Arts Alliance
13 Saturday, April 25 2:00PM Hounz Lane Park 2300 Hounz Lane, Louisville, KY 40223 Councilman Markus Winkler, District 17
14 Saturday, April 25 6:30PM Highview Park 7201 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40228 Councilman James Peden, District 23
15 Sunday, April 26 2:00PM Tyler Park 1501 Castlewood Ave., Louisville, KY 40204 Councilman Brandon Coan, District 8
16 Sunday, April 26 6:30PM Sun Valley Park 6616 Ashby Ln, Louisville, KY 40272 Councilwoman Cindi Fowler, District 14 and Councilman David Yates, District 25
17 Thursday, April 30 6:30PM Lyndon • Robsion Park Robsion Park Dr., Lyndon, KY 40222 City of Lyndon, Brent Hagan, Mayor
18 Sunday, May 3 2:00PM Riverview Park 8202 Greenwood Rd, Louisville, KY 40258 LG&E and KU Energy
19 Sunday, May 3 6:30PM Shively Park 1902 Park Rd, Shively, KY 40216 Shively Councilwoman Tiffany Burton-McBroom
20 Friday, May 8 6:30PM Beckley Creek Park 1411 Beckley Creek Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40245 Councilman Anthony Piagentini, District 19
21 Saturday, May 9 6:00PM Central Time Bowling Green • SOKY Marketplace Amphitheater 636 Center St, Bowling Green, KY 42101 Fountain Square Players
22 Sunday, May 10 2:00PM The Parklands • Broad Run Park 11551 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40291 Councilman Stuart Benson, District 20
23 Sunday, May 10 6:30PM Norton Commons 10712 Meeting St, Prospect, KY 40059 Norton Commons
24 Friday, May 15 6:30PM The Amphitheater at Mt. Washington Sports Complex 131 Gardner Way, Mt. Washington, KY 40047 City of Mt. Washington, Barry Armstrong, Mayor
25 Saturday, May 16 2:00PM Smoketown • Muhammad Ali Boxing Glove Monument 760 S Hancock St., Louisville, KY 40203 Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, District 4
26 Saturday, May 16 6:30PM St. Matthews City Hall 3940 Grandview Ave, Louisville, KY 40207 City of St. Matthews, Richard J. Tonini, Mayor
27 Sunday, May 17 2:00PM Klondike Park 3807 Klondike Ln, Louisville, KY 40220 Councilman Brent Ackerson, District 26
28 Sunday, May 17 6:30PM Story Avenue Park 1519 Story Ave, Louisville, KY 40206 Councilman Bill Hollander, District 9 and White Clay
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April 2019

Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

April 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pewee Valley, Central Court
Pewee Valley, KY
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  Pewee Valley • Central Park Rain Space: Pewee Valley Presbyterian Church Sponsored by the City of Pewee Valley, Bob Rogers, Mayor      

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

April 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Smoketown • Ali Monument, 760 S. Hancock St.
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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  Smoketown • Muhammad Ali Boxing Glove Monument Rain Space: Smoketown Family Wellness Center Sponsored by Councilwoman Barbara Sexton-Smith, District 4      

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

April 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sun Valley Park, 6616 Ashby Ln
Louisville, KY 40272 United States
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  Sun Valley Park Rain Space: Sun Valley Community Center Sponsored by Councilwoman Cindi Fowler, District 14      

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May 2019

Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

May 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bicentennial Park, 118 E Spring St.
New Albany, IN 47150 United States
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  New Albany • Bicentennial Park Rain Space: Silver Street Park Sponsored by the City of New Albany, Jeff Gahan, Mayor      

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

May 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shively Park, 1902 Park Rd.
Shively, KY 40216 United States
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  Shively Park Rain Space: Shively Community Center Sponsored by Shively Councilwoman Tiffany Burton-McBroom      

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

May 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Park, 10707 Taylorsville Rd
Jeffersontown, KY 40299 United States
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  Veterans Memorial Park Rain Space: The Jeffersonian Sponsored by Mayor Bill Dieruf and the Jeffersontown City Council      

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

May 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Riverview Park, 8202 Greenwood Rd
Louisville, KY 40258 United States
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  Riverview Park Rain Space: Pleasure Ridge Park High School Sponsored by Councilman Rick Blackwell, District 12      

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

May 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Matthews City Hall, 3940 Grandview Ave
Louisville, KY 40207
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  St. Matthews City Hall Rain Space: St. Matthews Community Center Sponsored by the City of St. Matthews, Richard J. Tonini, Mayor      

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

May 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Broad Run Park, 11551 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40291 United States
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  Broad Run Park Rain Space: Broad Run Park Sponsored by Councilman Stuart Benson, District 20      

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

May 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Norton Commons, 10712 Meeting Street
Prospect, KY 40059 United States
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  Norton Commons Amphitheater Rain Space: YMCA at Norton Commons Sponsored by Norton Commons      

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

May 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mt. Washington Sports Complex Amphitheater, 131 Gardner Way
Mt. Washington, KY 40047 United States
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  Mt. Washington Sports Complex Amphitheater Rain Space:Bullitt East High School Sponsored by the City of Mt. Washington, Barry Armstrong, Mayor      

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

May 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
SOKY Marketplace Amphitheater, 636 Center St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101 United States
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  Bowling Green • SOKY Marketplace Amphitheater Rain Space: SOKY Pavilion Sponsored by Fountain Square Players      

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

May 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Klondike Park, 3807 Klondike Ln
Louisville, KY 40220 United States
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  Klondike Park Rain Space: Marine Corps League #729 Sponsored by Councilman Brent Ackerson, District 26      

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

May 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Story Avenue Park, 1519 Story Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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  Story Avenue Park Rain Space: The Pointe Sponsored by White Clay & Councilman Bill Hollander, District 9      

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Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

May 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shawnee Park, 4501 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40211 United States
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  Shawnee Park Rain Space: Shawnee Community Center Sponsored by Councilwoman Donna Purvis, District 5      

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Enjoy a performance of a Hamlet at your neighborhood park this spring.

2020 Program Sponsors

Louisville Metro Council: 

Councilwoman Jessica Green, District 1
Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, District 2
Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, District 4
Councilwoman Paula McCraney, District 7
Councilman Brandon Coan, District 8
Councilman Bill Hollander, District 9
Councilman Pat Mulvihill, District 10
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
Councilman David Yates, District 25
Councilman Brent Ackerson, District 26

 

And:

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
City of Crestwood, Jim Kramer, Mayor
City of Jeffersonville, Mike Moore, Mayor; Jeffersonville Public Art Commission; Jeffersonville Main Street; Jeffersonville Arts Alliance
City of Lyndon, Brent Hagan, Mayor
City of Mt. Washington, Barry Armstrong, Mayor
City of New Albany, Jeff Gahan, Mayor
City of St. Matthews, Richard J. Tonini, Mayor
Fountain Square Players
LG&E and KU Energy
Mayor Bill Dieruf and the Jeffersontown City Council
Norton Commons
Shively Councilwoman Tiffany Burton-McBroom
White Clay