Free Shows!

All the no-cost productions playing in NYC right now.

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but there are definitely free shows! Every summer, New York City's parks, plazas, and even parking lots host alfresco mountings of classics by Shakespeare and his ilk, as well as puppet shows and other fare for families. To see these productions, all you have to spend is your time.

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"Performance for One" is a free, one-on-one performance event, presented in 10 minute slots at venues across Manhattan. Consult the theater's website for a full schedule.

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From the show:

Performance for One is a one-on-one performance event written and directed by Edward Einhorn, presented in 10 minute slots at venues across Manhattan. The performance is about memory, but even more so, it is about relationship between performer, audience member, and author. What is the responsibility of the audience member, and how is it felt differently when there is only one audience member? Who is the story teller, the author or the performer? What happens to a memory that two people share after one of those people is gone?


Shakespeare Sports Theatre Company presents a free, outdoor staging of Shakespeare's comedy, performed in the "unrehearsed" style of Shakespeare's time in parks throughout the city.

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Show Locations:

- September 26 at 5:30 pm Summit Rock in Central Park

- September 28 at 2:30 pm in Dongan Park in Fort Tryon Park (near Anne

Loftus playground)

- September 29 at 2:30 pm Athens Park in Astoria Queens

- October 5 at 2:30 pm Summit Rock in Central Park

- October 5 at 7 pm at Players Theatre 115 MacDougal Street, Take A to

West 4th Street

- October 6 at 2:30 pm in Billings Lawn in Fort Tryon Park

- October 13 at 2:30 pm Summit Rock in Central Park h

- October 19 at 2:30 pm Athens Park in Astoria Queens

- October 20 at 2:30 pm Athens Park in Astoria Queens

- October 27 2:30 pm Summit Rock in Central Park