The Public Theater presents: Free Shakespeare in the Park Tickets: Hamlet

July 30, 2023 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Get your tickets to Shakespeare in the Park at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park! We are excited to partner with The Public Theater for this in-person borough ticket voucher distribution. Same day ticket vouchers will be distributed for Hamlet beginning at 12 PM.

WHEN: June 24 and July 30 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (or until tickets run out)
WHERE: Cottage B at Snug Harbor

At the distribution, Public Theater staff will book patrons into the performance taking place in Central Park that night. The tickets are only good for the performance taking place the day of the distribution. Each person is eligible to receive up to two vouchers and will need to redeem the physical tickets at the Delacorte Box Office.

Hamlet: Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Kenny Leon

Returning once again to Free Shakespeare in the Park, director Kenny Leon commands The Delacorte stage with a nine-week, tour-de-force production of the Bard’s masterpiece, HAMLET, a riveting, contemporary present-day take on Shakespeare’s classic tale of family and betrayal, as enduring as the stars above Central Park.

Hamlet is arguably the greatest play in the Western canon, and I am thrilled that Kenny Leon will be helming this summer’s production. As he demonstrated with his brilliant production of Much Ado About Nothing, Kenny has an expert way of making Shakespeare come alive in a contemporary American context, illuminating these great works while also reimagining them for our times and our country,” said Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. “Hamlet will be a beautiful salute to the city as we head into a season where we will be renewing and renovating our beautiful home, The Delacorte Theater.”

“I’m so happy to be at The Delacorte once again and to share something that binds us to one another,” said director Kenny Leon. “A 400-year-old play exploring the need for a strong foundation of family, with music and words, Shakespeare’s Hamlet has much to say about humanity and the importance of our connectedness to each other. We set this production in 2021, filled with all of the challenges we face as Americans as we explore our need to love more profoundly both nature and its people.”