WEEK OF WILL begins on April 19!

Celebrate Shakespeare's 454th birthday with Mrs Shakespeare and PSIP and guest artists at our annual Oakland statue salute and much more. QUESTIONS? Contact info@pittsburghshakespeare.com, 412.521.6406, or visit us on Facebook at Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks.

Thursday, April 19 - WOW opens with Yvonne Hudson's long-running solo show "Mrs Shakespeare, Will's First & Last Love," solo show at Sewickley Heights Historical Center. 7 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm. Refreshments and chat follow 50 minute show. Free admission and parking. RSVP requested.

Sunday, April 22

  • Noon - Shakespeare Birthday Statue Tribute with Mrs Shakespeare. Songs, Sonnets and Salute at Will's statue in front of Carnegie Music Hall, Forbes Avenue, Oakland.
  • 12:15 pm - Shakespeare's Saucy Minions - Take the Bard Walk with Will's wife to the Schenley Plaza Tent for a patische of favorites from Will's Works by PSIP players and guests. Donations accepted. There will be cake!

Monday, April 23 - Facebook live events feature PSIP players and fans.

Tuesday, April 24 - HAMLET directed by Ted Pappas - PSIP Night at Pittsburgh Public Theater. See you at the O'Reilly! Save 30% on this or other performances with exclusive PSIP code PPTPARKS online at PPT's HAMLET page. Note: prices and curtain times vary!

Wednesday, April 25 - Spring Revels Happy House at Franktuary in Lawrenceville. 5-7 pm. Enjoy signature hot dogs, craft brews, and get a selfit with Will. Portion of proceeds supports PSIP.

Thursday, April 26 - Test your Trivia skills with Alan Irvine on Facebook!

Sunday, April 29 - 11 am - JULIUS CAESAR from the National Theatre on screen at South Side works. Join PSIP and Britsburgh for this dynamic political drama then mingle at Claddagh following the program. Book your theater ticket online.

Monday, April 30 - Stoney Richards' historic solo show "Friended by Shakespeare" at Threadbare Cider and Meadery (1291 Spring Garden Ave in Spring Garden/Troy Hill). Curtain 7:30 pm, doors open 6:30 pm. Ample free parking! Accessible venue! Stoney Richards introduces a player who worked with Will. Get backstage with the Bard with a company member who tells all! One hour show followed by Q&A and mingling. Cash bar. Snacks provided. Last call 9:30 pm. 21+ for adult beverages. Show appropriate for all ages. Admission: $20 ticket supports PSIP. Order online now - limited capacity. Door admission: Cash only. $10 cash for students at door only.

A week of exciting events around town! Find them on Facebook and read Pittsburgh in the Round's round-up!

Monday, May 28 - BYOB Season Production Sneak Peek & Director Chat with Chuck Beikert at Te Cafe.


The Two Gentleman Of Verona

Directed by Chuck Beikert
First Four Weekends in Sept. 2018
FREE in a park near you!

AUDITIONS! AEA & non-AE actors

For The Two Gentleman Of Verona
Saturday May 5th from noon-4 with callbacks Sunday May 6 from noon-3
Those interested please send an email to jtober@pittsburghshakespeare.org

Thanks for joining us for Henry V!

The Cast of HENRY V (Photo by Catherine Aceto)

Get More PSIP Gear!

Order clothing and gear with the PSIP logo or As Yinz Like It right here.

Bring Your Own Bard

Bring Your Own Bard is Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ informal scene night in which professional actors and non-actors alike take a crack at their favorite Shakespeare pieces.

Bring Your Own Bard takes place the last Monday of every month through May, from 7:30-9 pm at our new venue, Threadbare Cider and Meadery, 1291 Spring Garden Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212. Free admission with $10 suggested donation appreciated. All funds support our productions. Upcoming:

  • April - WEEK OF WILL - Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday week - watch for our BYOB
  • May 28 - "2 Gentlemen of Verona" Sneak Peek & Director Chat

Whether a seasoned actor or an energetic neophyte, you are welcome to join in the fray and perform their favorite Shakespearean piece during an informal and fun evening.

Bring a prepared piece or jump into a piece provided by MC Alan Irvine. Leave the subtlety at home!

Anyone interested in reading should contact BYOB@pittsburghshakespeare.com, 412.521.6406, or visit us on Facebook at Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks. All proceeds support FREE Shakespeare in the Steel City.

More on our Facebook page!

Founding Artistic Director Jennifer Tober

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks has been producing free public performances of Shakespeare’s works in the Pittsburgh city parks since 2005. In September 2016 we celebrated our 12th season of shows with 8 public performances of The Comedy of Errors, playing to over 1800 patrons that included people from surrounding counties and states as well as local community members. We had the pleasure of collaborating with the University of Pittsburgh Honors College to present a performance at Pymatuning State Park. And we inaugurated an ongoing collaboration with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, providing 2 private student matinees of The Comedy of Errors for a total of 5 public schools and 1 homeschooling group, as well as performing selected scenes as part of The Trust’s Gallery Crawl event.

Thank you for your interest in Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks. Please join us for our 2018 season!

Do you like what we do? Want to see us do a specific show? Let us know!...on Facebook or via email at info@pittsburghshakespeare.com.

"Like" our page on Facebook: Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks.

Read our blog: Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks.

Bringing free Shakespeare to the Steel City since 2005.

Bring a blanket, a loved one, and a thermos.

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks' productions are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Additional support from:

  • The Fine Foundation
  • The McKinney Charitable Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee
  • Fidelity Charitable Trusts, The Seamon Fund
  • Vanguard Charitable Trust
  • Opportunity Fund