Every Summer Cincy Shakes sends performers out into the parks and green spaces of Greater Cincinnati to bring Shakespeare’s works to the public.  The shows are free and fun for the whole family.  The performances are always entertaining and performed with zeal and passion.

We have not seen The Twelfth Night yet, so I am excited for this upcoming season of free Shakespeare in the park.  Every single show we have seen performed by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company has been amazing.  Dust off your picnic basket and find a show near you (or two…or three).

Free Shakespeare in the Park presented by Cincy Shakes {2022}

July 15 ~ September 4, 2022

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s FREE Shakespeare in the Park tour returns this summer, running from July 15 through September 4 with over 40 performances of FREE Shakespeare in parks across the tri-state area, including Cincinnati, Fairfield, Glendale, Lebanon, Madeira, Mason, Oxford, Portsmouth, Springfield, and West Chester in Ohio; Covington and Erlanger in Kentucky; and Lawrenceburg and Richmond in Indiana – and more!

This year will be mark the start of CSC selecting a brand new Shakespeare title and production each summer with even more production value behind it!  This summer the show will be Shakespeare’s beloved comedy “Twelfth Night”.  Audiences can expect an announcement each spring about the new title and production and look forward to seeing more of Shakespeare’s canon over the years in Cincinnati.

Shipwrecks, love triangles, and mistaken identities abound in this lively rom-com on an island where everyone is in love with someone – and the wrong person loves them back.  Bursting with vitality and romance, “Twelfth Night” features one of Shakespeare’s most dynamic heroines, Viola, matching wits with a host of captivating characters. As Shakespeare comedies go, “Twelfth Night” is one of the greats; a fun and funny celebration that embraces the silliness of love and is perfect for the whole family!

Admission to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare in the Park Tour is free and there is no ticket or RSVP required.  All performances are open to all and are general admission, open seating.  Arriving early is typically recommended for best seating and lawn chairs and blankets are recommended.  For questions regarding inclement weather or for details and rules regarding outside food and drink (including or excluding alcohol), please contact the individual parks and venues.

For a complete list, including show titles and info on the venues, visit the Cincy Shakes website.