Free in the Park

Besides Free Shakespeare in the Park, The Public Theater is excited to offer more events for all New Yorkers to enjoy this summer.

All performances are free and take place at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park at 8pm.

Click on the event below to learn how to access free tickets. 

Public Forum: Queer & Now

Public Forum: Queer & Now

Delacorte Theater
June 17 at 8pm

Hosted by Jomama Jones

This June, with the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and World Pride in New York City, Public Forum adds our voice to the chorus of LGBTQ+ artists, activists, and organizers fighting for a better tomorrow, today. Join us in a celebration of music, poetry, prose, and theater hosted by Jomama Jones as Public Forum: QUEER & NOW honors the legacy of resistance and the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ liberation and pride.

Public Forum: Queer & Now
Hercules

Hercules

The Public Theater’s initiative that invites communities across New York to create ambitious works of participatory theater is closing out the summer in truly epic fashion. Public Works will present the glorious story of HERCULES, brought to vibrant life by professional actors and community groups from across the city. Directed by Public Works founder and Resident Director Lear deBessonet, this summer’s production, based on the Disney animated film, will feature the film’s beloved score, plus additional original songs by the film’s composer Alan Menken and lyricist David Zippel, with a new book by Kristoffer Diaz and choreography by Chase Brock.  Journey with Hercules in this new stage adaptation that invites New Yorkers from all five boroughs to participate in a joyous musical that celebrates the heroes found in all of us.