Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park

Myriad Gardens Water Stage
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Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park was originally founded as an outdoor Shakespeare festival in the summer of 1985 by Kathryn Huey O’Meara McGill and Jack O'Meara. With a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council, productions were held at E.C. Hafer Park in Edmond. The popularity grew, and productions were expanded. By 1989, the city of Edmond built a new performance space for the company and semi-permanent stages were constructed. Fires in the early 2000's forced Oklahoma Shakespeare in the park to relocate to the University of Central Oklahoma and then to its current home at the Myriad Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.

Today, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park presents classical live theatre in an outdoor setting, with summer and winter season performances. In addition, the company offers residencies, youth camps and, as a member of the Oklahoma Arts Council's Touring Program, theatrical workshops.

Plan Your Visit

Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park summer season performances are held in downtown Oklahoma City at the Myriad Botanical Gardens Water Stage. Performances are also held in the Paseo District.

Individual tickets for Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park performances are typically $15 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and military.

Tickets are available at www.oklahomashakespeare.com, by calling 1-800-838-3006, or at the box office before the show.If inclement weather causes the cancellation of a performance, purchased tickets are good for a future performance.

2018 Season

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Dates: May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
Curtain is at 8:00 p.m.

The Revolutionists
Dates: July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21
Curtain is at 8:00 p.m., except July 15, for a 2:00 p.m. matinee

Sense and Sensibility
Dates: August 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 19, 23, 24, 25
Curtain is at 8:00 p.m., except August 19, for a 2:00 p.m. matinee

Richard III
Dates: September 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28
Curtain is at 8:00 p.m.

Things to Know

Auditions: If you're interested in being a performer for Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, look for audition announcements on the official site.

Volunteer / Donate: In addition, Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park encourages people to get involved by volunteering or donating. Volunteers are needed at the box office and as ushers and greets. They receive two complimentary show tickets for each full shift worked. If interested, call (405) 235-3700.

Monetary donations, an important part of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's operating fund, are greatly appreciated. Call the number above for information, or mail checks (made payable to OSP) to Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, PO Box 1437, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1437.


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