RICHARD III, Directed by Robert O’Hara, begins June 17 at The Delacorte Theater in Central Park

Tony Award nominee Robert O’Hara (Slave Play, The Public’s Barbecue) brings his sharp wit and story-telling genius to The Delacorte with a bold new production of RICHARD III. One of Shakespeare’s most indelible villains, Richard is determined to be King. Following his lust for power and the throne, he manipulates, kidnaps, and kills all who stand between him and his throne, using brilliant words and dark charm to conceal his dismantling of government and justice. This masterful dive into the muddy middle between political genius and violent power grab will open Free Shakespeare in the Park’s 60th Season with piercing relevancy and electrifying drama.


The Public Theater returns to in-person distributions for free tickets this summer, and the return of TodayTix as official digital lottery provider for Free Shakespeare in the Park. This summer, there will be five ways to access free tickets: