Theatre Under the Stars: A Guide to Outdoor Productions in New York

By Carey Purcell
13 Jun 2013

New York Classical Theatre
If you can’t sit still for the length of a Shakespeare play, you can enjoy what is known as “Shakespeare on the Run.” Rather than remaining in one place throughout the performance, New York Classical Theatre stages their productions in various locations, and audience members follow the actors to different city venues throughout the play. Previous productions have been seen in Central Park, Battery Park, Governors Island and the World Financial Center.

This summer’s lineup features Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, which can be seen in Central Park Thursday-Sunday through June 23 at 7 PM, with Family Workshops held June 15 and 16 at 5 PM. The production will make its Brooklyn debut in Prospect Park Tuesday-Sunday June 25–30 at 7 PM. In July, New York Classical Theatre will partner with the River to River festival to present The Tempest in Battery Park. Performances run July 1-28. More information can be found at