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Welcome to Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks

Join our 20th Season Celebration in 2024!

11th Week of Will opens with a World Premiere!

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks brings accessible, high-quality, free Shakespeare to fans of all ages while encouraging the enjoyment and preservation of our natural public places and parks. Each autumn, the company presents one play during four weekend afternoons. Admission is free. Audience members are invited to bring chairs, blankets, picnics, and anything permitted in Pittsburgh city parks. The performances often include an additional pre-show performance and the plays run for about 1.5 hours with no intermission.

Click here for production history.

PHOTOS by Catherine Aceto

Images from our 2023 Production of Cleopatra & Antony

Celebrate our 20th season when your support keeps Shakespeare free for all. Click below to DONATE ONLINE NOW (credit or debit cards or Paypal)

We rely on donations to make all of our activities possible.

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations are tax deductible.

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PSiP photos by Catherine  Aceto
Graphic Design by Sara-Anne Lee

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Keep Shakespeare alive in 2023 with a donation in any amount.

Your gift to Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks makes our dreams come alive! Just look at our recent achievements for the community–events produced by generous friends like YOU! 

Celebrate our 20th season when your support keeps Shakespeare free for all. Click to DONATE ONLINE NOW via credit or debit cards or PayPal. 

Catherine Aceto, Lynette Asson, Aaron Crutchfield, Erika Fricke, Yvonne Hudson, Alan Irvine,  Jonathan Poli, Tracey D. Turner, Anne Valdes
Jennifer Tober, Founder and Artistic Director

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks is committed to non-traditional casting, diversity in the workplace and onstage, and providing excellent and equal artistic opportunities for all.

PSIP has provided free Shakespeare plays in Pittsburgh parks since being founded by Artistic Director Jennifer Tober in 2005.

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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.

Production Sponsors 2023

Additional support from:

  • PA Partners in the Arts
  • PNC Charitable Trusts
  • The Heinz Small Arts Initiatives
  • Opportunity Fund
  • Funding from The Arts Equity Reimagined (AER)/CAWG Group) provided PSiP with critical capacity-building support during the pandemic to solidify operations and production planning.

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates 19 seasons of bringing FREE Shakespeare plays to the Steel City!