Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Shakespeare in the Parks

Shakespeare play performing in the park

Enjoy free, entertaining and accessible productions of works by the greatest playwright of the English language at parks and community arts centers throughout Prince George’s County! 

Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks provides opportunities for County-based directors, designers, actors, and musicians to share their creativity and expertise with residents of all ages. Productions travel throughout the County during the month of July--frequently performing in beautiful, outdoor performances spaces found in the County's many parks.  

Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks was established in 2012 as an initiative of Department of Parks & Recreation Year of the Arts.


Coming Up Next: As You Like It

"All the world's a stage!" Join Rosalind and Celia as they lose themselves in the Forest of Arden, set in 1916 America and featuring music from that era. Disguised as a man, Rosalind explores the forest, searching for her banished father, while encountering shepherds, the simplicity of country life, and sweet romance. Make Shakespeare part of your world, as you relax under the stars and enjoy Shakespeare’s poetry and song with your family. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park!

Performances July 11-23, 2017 

(For more details on dates and venues see our COMMUNITY ARTS CALENDAR)

Production History

The Tempest 2013
A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2014
Romeo & Juliet 2015
Twelfth Night 2016