FAQS ABOUT YOUR VISIT TO THE DELACORTE THEATER
Our season of Free Shakespeare in the Park ended on Monday, September 20, 2021! Thank you for a fantastic summer and see you again next year at The Delacorte in Central Park.
Where can I find information about ADA Accessibility at The Delacorte?
Where can I find information about venue-specific ADA Accessibility at The Delacorte?
You can find specifics about wheelchairs locations, limited stair options, railings, and ramps at VENUE SPECIFIC ACCESSIBILITY. Also, visit DIRECTIONS, TRANSIT, AND PARKING AT THE DELACORTE for ADA Accessible walking paths and transit options.
Who can I contact if I have questions or want to request an ADA Accommodation?
We welcome people with disabilities. Please contact us at 212.967.7555 or email@example.com. We are happy to help.
Are service animals permitted at The Delacorte?
- Assisting with navigation, or stability and balance;
- Alerting to sounds or allergens;
- Pulling wheelchairs, carrying and retrieving items;
- Seizure assistance;
- Interrupting impulsive or destructive behaviors.
How do I get to The Delacorte?
Here you can find DIRECTIONS, TRANSIT, AND PARKING AT THE DELACORTE.
Are there specific Health & Safety protocols in place this summer?
Yes, we encourage you to read SAFE IN THE PARK before entering the free ticket distributions or reserving your tickets through our donor programs.
What's the dress code for The Delacorte?
Going to The Delacorte is certainly a special occasion, but there is no dress code required, except shoes and shirts. As most performances are weeknights, you will find that most people wear comfortable and casual business attire, but you will often observe people in jeans, khakis, and even shorts. Some people like to dress up and make a special night of it, and you can too, but above all, we want you to feel comfortable. We ask you politely to consider the disabilities of other people and possible allergic reactions when applying fragrances, including perfumes or colognes, as people are sitting in close proximity during the performance.
What's the weather like at The Delacorte?
Get the latest seven-day forecast from the National Weather Service.
Although no performance is cancelled before the scheduled curtain, it is important to remember that there is no roof over the Delacorte, and covered areas are nominal. We encourage you to read the following for suggestions on what to expect in Central Park regarding weather and how to dress in response to the weather.
Where are the restrooms at The Delacorte?
Can I smoke in Central Park?
Can I bring a bag into The Delacorte?
Yes, if it is smaller than 16" x 16" x 8", read the DELACORTE BAG POLICY for complete details.
Is there a bag check before entering The Delacorte?
Yes, all bags are subject to search before entering the theater. This inspection may include the use of metal detectors. Learn more about the DELACORTE BAG POLICY and SECURITY POLICIES AT THE DELACORTE.
Can I bring a stroller to the performance?
No, strollers are not permitted at The Delacorte due to a lack of storage.
I lost an item while visiting The Delacorte, is there a "Lost and Found"?
If you lose an item while visiting The Delacorte, please call The Delacorte Box Office at 212.539.8662. Found items are logged into a database and are held in a secure location through the end of our performance season.
Are performances appropriate for my child?
Are there concessions for sale at The Delacorte?
No, concessions will not be available for sale at The Delacorte to minimize crowding and encourage physical distancing this summer as part of our Health & Safety protocols.
- You are permitted to bring your own food and drink into The Delacorte within the following protocols:
- No glass is permitted inside the theater.
- All items must fit into a bag or cooler that aligns with the DELACORTE BAG POLICY.
- No alcohol
- No knives or silverware that could also be considered a weapon are not permitted.
- Water is encouraged for all guests in reusable water bottles or sealed single-use water bottles.
- You may eat or drink at your ticketed seat locations only.
- After consuming food and drink, a face mask must be reapplied.
Is there Free Shakespeare in the Park merchandise I can buy at The Delacorte?
No, merchandise will not be available for sale at The Delacorte to minimize crowding and encourage physical distancing this summer as part of our Health & Safety protocols.
Does The Public Theater have a Photography & Video Policy at The Delacorte?
The Public Theater welcomes anyone to capture photos inside Central Park, outside The Delacorte, and of your party in your seats, before a performance begins, during intermission, or after a performance. However, still and video photography is not permitted during performances unless otherwise stated via signage or with the express permission of The Public Theater staff.
What should I expect when I arrive at The Delacorte Theater for a performance?
MERRY WIVES will not have an intermission, so we encourage you to stay at your seats at the end of the performance until the house lights come up, and hopefully, you are still offering our cast and crew an ongoing standing ovation as they do. We can't wait to welcome you back this summer or to The Delacorte for the first time.
What time should I arrive at The Delacorte for performances to ensure I get in?
We are offering a 45-minute seating window at The Delacorte this summer to encourage physical distancing. If you choose Digital Ticket delivery, you will notice a suggested arrival time for the performance listed next to your entry gate. Still, please arrive whenever you feel comfortable within the 45-minute seating period. As a reminder, your seats are already assigned, and there is no need to line up at the theater before the gates have opened.
What is your policy on seating for "Late Arrivals"?
What should I expect during the performance?
If I leave the theater during the performance, can I return to my seat?
Can I buy tickets to Free Shakespeare in the Park?
No, we do not sell tickets to performances of Free Shakespeare in the Park, but we do offer complimentary, reserved seating to our performances through a donation in support of The Public Theater. Only a limited number of reserved seats are available at any performance. Learn more about all of Donor Programs and reserve your seats today.
What are the distribution options for free tickets to Free Shakespeare in the Park?
At the heart of The Public’s return to The Delacorte, this summer is our commitment to health and safety protocols that ensure Free Shakespeare in the Park is a safe and celebratory experience for you, the artists, and our staff. For this reason, the distribution of free tickets will be all digital with our new digital distribution partner, GOLDSTAR. Learn more about FREE TICKETS IN THE PARK.
Does my child need to have a ticket for the performance?
Children five and older must have their own ticket for a performance. Children under age five are not required to have a ticket and may sit on your lap during the performance after acquiring a lap voucher at your entry gate into the theater.
My tickets are being Held at The Box Office. Do I need to show identification to retrieve them?
Are group tickets available for Free Shakespeare in the Park for my corporate outing?
I found a ticket to Free Shakespeare in the Park on Stubhub or another third-party resale website. Is it valid?
The Public Theater is a non-profit organization that relies on the financial support of generous donors and ticket sales. Although we strongly discourage third-party sales, it is legal in New York, but within the law's limits:
Ticket resellers must be licensed and bonded by the state. Regardless of licensure, one cannot resell tickets within 1500 feet of the venue. Regardless of licensure, one must issue a refund if the purchaser cannot go to the event through no fault of their own.