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“I can no other answer make but thanks, And thanks, and ever thanks.”
-William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Thank you for your tax-deductible support of FREE Shakespeare in our city parks and public spaces!

We simply could not do what we do without YOU. Our free, exciting and vibrant productions bring Shakespeare alive in a fresh way with live music, energetic dance numbers, and innovative casting and direction in our beautiful city parks. 

There’s simply nothing like it.  Outdoor Shakespeare is one of my absolute favorite things in this world, and I’m so proud that Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks will celebrate our 20th season in 2024. 

We kick off the season with our Week of Will in April, featuring a musical play reading of Stoney Richard’s hilarious brand new piece SHAKESPEARE, THIS COULD BE TRUE!, a Shakespeare statue tribute with Mrs Shakespeare, and much more. 

Our MainStage production will be a Margaritaville-esque musical version of the Shakespeare comedy TWELFTH NIGHT directed by Nick Hrutkay with musical direction by Matt Calvetti. So grab your sun hat and Bermuda shorts and join us in the parks in September for a rollicking good time. 

Free Shakespeare is not free to produce. Did you know that our average support per audience member is about $4 per performance? Grant and foundation support helps, but we really depend on individual donors like you to keep us going. 

Your donation supports artist payments, the costumes and properties, and our operational costs. In return, our guests experience unforgettable moments. Our enhanced audience education tools provide preparation before arrival at the park. We are ready to welcome you to our 20th season in 2024 and so grateful for your support!

Jennifer Tober, Founder/Artistic Director
With the Board of Directors 
Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks

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

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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!