Our multiple parks tour returns this spring 2024 with A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Grab a blanket or chair and join us!

Take 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

  • Family Friendly
  • Pets on leash are welcome

2024 Performance Schedule


Please bring a chair or blanket for most venues
Know before you go – more info here.


Sunday, April 7 at 2:00PM
Algonquin Park
1614 Cypress Street, Louisville, KY 40210
Backup rain space: TBD
Councilman Phillip Baker, District 6

Saturday, April 13 at 2:00PM
Riverview Park

8202 Greenwood Road, Louisville, KY 40258
Backup rain space: Pleasure Ridge Park High School, 5901 Greenwood Rd, Louisville, KY 40258
Sponsored by Councilman Rick Blackwell, District 12

Saturday, April 13 at 6:30PM
Joe Creason Park (near playground)

1297 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213
Backup rain space: Cyril Allgeier Community Center, 4101 Cadillac Ct, Louisville, KY 40213
Sponsored by Councilman Pat Mulvihill, District 10

Sunday, April 14 at 2:00PM
City of Douglass Hills • Warren Walker Park
501 Gatehouse Lane, Louisville, KY 40243
Backup rain space: Crosby Middle School, 303 Gatehouse Ln, Louisville, KY 40243
Sponsored by the City of Douglass Hills

Sunday, April 14 at 6:30PM
New Albany, IN • Bicentennial Park
118 E Spring St, New Albany, IN 47150
Backup rain space: Floyd County Library, 180 West Spring Street, New Albany, IN 47150

Sponsored by the Caesars Foundation of Floyd County

Thursday, April 18 at 6:30PM
Historic Locust Grove
561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Backup rain space: The Pavilion at Locust Grove
Sponsored by Historic Locust Grove

Friday, April 19 at 6:30PM
Crestwood • The Maples Park

6826 West State Highway 22, Crestwood, KY 40014
Backup rain space: Dennis Deibel Barn, 6826 West State Hwy 22, Crestwood, KY 40014
Sponsored by City of Crestwood, Jim Kramer Mayor

Saturday, April 20 at 6:30PM
Taylorsville Main Street
Backup rain space: Spencer County – Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce, 19 E Main St, Taylorsville, KY 40071
Hosted by Spencer County – Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce, presented by German American Bank

Sunday, April 21 at 2:00PM
Windy Hills Green
Highway 42 and Rudy Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
Backup rain space: Christ Church United Methodist Church (Door 8), 4614 Brownsboro Rd., Louisville, KY 40207 
Sponsored by Councilwoman Paula McCraney, District 7

Sunday, April 21 at 6:30PM
Iroquois Amphitheater
1080 Amphitheater Road, Louisville, KY 40214
Backup rain space: Same
Sponsored by Councilman Dan Seum, Jr., District 13, Councilwoman Jennifer Chappell, District 15, Councilwoman Betsy Ruhe, District 21, and Councilman Khalil Batshon, District 25

Thursday, April 25 at 6:30PM
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
2995 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, KY 42748
Backup rain space: Birthplace Visitor Center Auditorium
Sponsored by Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

Saturday, April 27 at 2:00PM
Long Run Park
Long Run Park Road, Louisville, KY 40245
Backup rain space: Muir Chapel Venue, 813 Gilliland Rd, Louisville, KY 40245
Sponsored by Councilman Anthony Piagentini, District 19

Saturday, April 27 at 6:30PM
William Harrison Park
3232 Oleanda Avenue, Louisville, KY 40215
Backup rain space: Kentucky Shakespeare Headquarters, 616 Myrtle Street, Louisville, KY 40208
Sponsored by Councilwoman Shameka Parrish-Wright, District 3

Sunday, April 28 at 2:00PM
Prospect • John Evans Pavilion in Little Hunting Creek Park
US-42, Prospect, KY 40059
Backup rain space: Prospect City Hall
Sponsored by the City of Prospect and the Prospect Parks Committee

Sunday, April 28 at 6:30PM
Sun Valley Park
6616 Ashby Lane, Louisville, KY 40272
Backup rain space: TBD
Sponsored by Councilwoman Cindi Fowler, District 14

Thursday, May 2 at 6:30PM
Richmond, IN • Jack Elstro Plaza
47 North 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374
Backup rain space: TBD
Sponsored by Richmond Shakespeare Festival

Sunday, May 5 at 6:30PM
Hounz Lane Park
2300 Hounz Lane, Louisville, KY 40223
Backup rain space: Sawyer Hayes Community Center, 2201 Lakeland Rd, Louisville, KY 40241
Sponsored by Louisville Metro Council President/Councilman Markus Winkler, District 17

Thursday, May 9 at 6:30PM
Shepherdsville City Park
1100 W. 1st Street, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Backup rain space: Shepherdsville Government Center, 634 Conestoga Parkway, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Sponsored by Mayor Jose Cubero and the City of Shepherdsville 

Friday, May 10 at 6:30PM EST/5:30PM CDT Time
Bowling Green • SOKY Marketplace Amphitheater
636 Center Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Backup rain space: Same
Sponsored by Fountain Square Players

Saturday, May 11 at 2:00PM
Bernheim Forest & Arboretum
2075 Clermont Road, Clermont, KY 40110
Backup rain space: Sassafras Room, Bernheim Forest & Arboretum
Sponsored by Bernheim Forest & Arboretum

Saturday, May 11 at 6:30PM
Farnsley Park
3100 Wedgewood Way, Louisville, KY 40220
Backup rain space: Assumption High School, 2170 Tyler Ln, Louisville, KY 40205
Sponsored by Councilman Brent Ackerson, District 26

Sunday, May 12 at 2:00PM
The Parklands • Broad Run Park
11551 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40291
Backup rain space: Under the pavilion
Sponsored by Councilman Stuart Benson, District 20 and Councilman Robin Engel, District 22

Sunday, May 12 at 6:30PM
Lyndon • Robsion Park
1 Robsion Park, Lyndon, KY 40222
Backup rain space: Lyndon City Hall, 515 Wood Rd, Louisville, KY 40222
Sponsored by City of Lyndon, Brent Hagan, Mayor

Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30PM
St. Matthews (MOVING TO RAIN SPACE: Waldorf School of Louisville)
3940 Grandview Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207
Backup rain space: Waldorf School of Louisville, 3110 Rock Creek Dr, Louisville, KY 40207
Sponsored by City of St. Matthews, Richard J. Tonini, Mayor

Thursday, May 16 at 6:30PM
Jeffersontown • Veterans Memorial Park
10707 Taylorsville Road, Jeffersontown, KY 40299
Backup rain space: The Jeffersonian, 10617 Taylorsville Rd, Jeffersontown, KY 40299
Sponsored by Mayor Carol Pike and the Jeffersontown City Council

Friday, May 17 at 6:30PM
Jeffersonville, IN • Big Four Station Park
Big Four Pedestrian Bridge, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Backup rain space: Big Four Station Pavilion
Sponsored by Mayor Mike Moore and Jeffersonville Public Art

Saturday, May 18 at 2:00PM
Petersburg Park
5008 East Indian Trail, Louisville, KY 40218
Backup rain space: Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40218
Sponsored by Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, District 2

Saturday, May 18 at 6:30PM
Tyler Park
1501 Castlewood Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204
Backup rain space: Same (under bridge)
Sponsored by Councilman Ben Reno-Weber, District 8

Sunday, May 19 at 2:00PM
Alberta O. Jones Park
744 S 23rd St, Louisville, KY 40211
Backup rain space: Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church, Dr. Alex J. Moses Sr. Family Life Center, 824 South 24th Street Louisville, KY 40211
Sponsored by Councilman Jecorey Arthur, District 4

Sunday, May 19 at 6:30PM
Story Avenue Park
1519 Story Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
Backup rain space: The Pointe,
1205 E Washington St, Louisville, KY 40206
Sponsored by White Clay

Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00PM
Mount Sterling • Market Pavilion at Adena Trail Park
33 N Maysville St, Mt Sterling, KY 40353
Backup rain space: Gateway Regional Arts Center, 101 East Main St., Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
Sponsored by Gateway Regional Arts Center

Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30PM
Shively Park

1902 Park Road, Shively, KY 40216
Backup rain space: The Heritage, 1901 Park Rd, Shively, KY 40216
Sponsored by Shively Councilwoman Tiffany Burton-McBroom

Thursday, May 23 at 6:30PM
Wilkerson Park

131 E. Utica Street, Sellersburg, IN 47172
Backup rain space: Sellersburg Town Hall, 316 E Utica St, Sellersburg, IN 47172
Sponsored by Fund for the Arts

Friday, May 24 at 6:30PM
Shelby Park
600 East Oak Street, Louisville, KY 40203
Backup rain space: Kentucky Shakespeare, 616 Myrtle Street, Louisville, KY 40213
Sponsored by Deckel & Moneypenny, Shelby Park Neighborhood Association, and Studio Kremer Architects

Saturday, May 25 at 2:00PM
Shawnee Park

4501 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211
Backup rain space: Shawnee Park picnic shelter
Sponsored by Fund for the Arts

Saturday, May 25 at 6:30PM
Highview Park

7201 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40228
Backup rain space: Jefferson County Government Center, 7201 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40228
Sponsored by Councilman Jeff Hudson, District 23 and Councilwoman Madonna Flood, District 24

Sunday, May 26 at 2:00PM
Seneca Park
3151 PeeWee Reese Road, Louisville, KY 40207
Backup rain space: Waldorf School of Louisville, 3110 Rock Creek Dr, Louisville, KY 40207
Sponsored by Councilman Andrew Owen, District 9

Sunday, May 26 at 6:30PM
Emerson Park

1100 Sylvia Street, Louisville, KY 40217
Backup rain space: Kentucky Shakespeare, 616 Myrtle Street, Louisville, KY 40213
Sponsored by Councilwoman Jennifer Chappell, District 15


Enjoy a Shakespeare performance in your neighborhood park!

THANK YOU Shakespeare in the Parks Tour Sponsors for making this possible!

Louisville Metro Council: Barbara Shanklin (D2), Shameka Parrish-Wright (D3), Phillip Baker (D6), Jecorey Arthur (D4), Ben Reno-Weber (D8), Paula McCraney (D7), Andrew Owen (D9), Pat Mulvihill (D10), Rick Blackwell (D12), Dan Seum, Jr. (D13), Cindi Fowler (D14), Jennifer Chappell (D15), Markus Winkler (D17), Anthony Piagentini (D19), Stuart Benson (D20), Betsy Ruhe (D21), Robin Engel (D22), Jeff Hudson (D23), Madonna Flood (D24), Khalil Batshon (D25), and Brent Ackerson (D26).

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park; Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest; The Caesars Foundation of Floyd County; City of Crestwood, Mayor Jim Kramer; City of Douglass Hills, Mayor Bonnie Jung; Jeffersontown City Council, Mayor Carol Pike; City of Jeffersonville, Mayor Mike Moore and Jeffersonville Public Art; City of Lyndon, Mayor Brent Hagan; City of Prospect, Mayor Doug Farnsley; City of Shepherdsville, Mayor Jose Cubero; City of St. Matthews, Mayor Richard J. Tonini; Deckel & Moneypenny; Fountain Square Players; Fund for the Arts; Gateway Regional Arts Center; German American Bank; Historic Locust Grove; Iroquois Amphitheater; Parks Alliance of Louisville; Richmond Shakespeare Festival; Shively Councilwoman Tiffany Burton-McBroom; Spencer County – Taylorsville Chamber of Commerce; Shelby Park Neighborhood Association; Studio Kremer Architects; White Clay.

Interested in sponsoring a 2024 performance at your neighborhood park? Contact Producing Artistic Director Matt Wallace.

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