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The Next Season: 2018/19 is Here

Here's SSITP's 18/19 Season (Nobody does it better...)

From this season on, SSITP is producing all of its Shakespeare plays in period costume only!  When you want to see great Shakespeare set and costumed as closely as possible to how the Bard did, come see one of our Shakespeare shows in our 16th season:

Julius Caesar, June 1-10, 2018, Thornden Park Amphitheatre, FREE

Merry Wives of Windsor, August 3-12, T.P. Amphitheatre, FREE

Henry IV, Part 2, April 5-14, 2019, Theatre TBD, $10-$25

A donation will be requested at intermission for both SITP shows.

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KIDS 2018 Needs a Few More GREAT KIDS

Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park is now accepting applications for its 2018 theatre program entitled, “Kids Doing Shakespeare,” (KIDS) set for July 9-13, 2018, 10 am to 3 pm daily, for students in grades 5 thru 12.   

Our application is available in downloads.  Cost is $125 through Memorial Day, 5/28/18.  The next day we return to our full price of $144!

Rookies and returning students will be taught together in Thornden Park’s Carriage House in cooperation with the Syracuse Parks, Recreation & Youth Programs Dept. and the John Ben Snow Foundation.  

This exciting programming mix of speaking skills, stage techniques, costume design, set painting, Renaissance music & dance  and English country dance usually sells out quickly so don’t delay.  

All students will perform some part of the chosen scene, as a culminating activity for family, friends & the public, on the last Friday of our intensive (but fun) theatre week. 

The scene will be selected from our 2018 main stage SSITP production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, Aug. 3-12th, in Thornden Park's beautiful Amphitheatre.

Audience Comments on "August: Osage County"


Awesome show!!! * * Well delivered story * * Heavy duty family dynamics * * was well done – saw it in NYC and this was done well considering the smaller space * * Acting was very good was well as the story * * Dynamic + enthusiastic cast. Engaging story + characters * * Enjoy it! * * Great production & acting. I really felt involved in the story. * * Great show! * * Great show * * Loved it! * * Very well acted. Subject depressing. * * Very powerful play. Enjoyed it * * Loved it! * * Very powerful Riveting * * Excellent show ** Wonderful acting and a great play – the casting was perfect * * Excellent show! Great acting * * Great acting. Serious, w/ comedy. Very dramatic. Did not know the story was very surprised and impressed. * * Great choices in casting. Great atmosphere. Really enjoyed the show!! * * Great show. Never saw the movie so it was interesting to see this production. Well done! Powerful. * * Very well acted! Several outstanding performances. Unfamiliar with the play and enjoyed it very much * * Beautiful, real story. Commendations to every person involved. * * Powerful play! Acting good! Binafer was excellent. Lots of cross pollination! * * This was an amazing show. What a present surprise * * Wonderful play beautifully performed. * * The very hard work is recognized! * * Beautiful show! Thank you for performing such a wonderful theatrical experience! ** Performance amazing, well-cast * * Very strong performances! * * Wonderful, moving performance * * We thought it was fabulous, especially the acting * * Binaifer so wonderful! She is strong and talented. Just wonderful! Kassie also stood out as well as Ronnie Bell. Great job! * * Binaifer you were wonderful! Cast really put the audience right into the story. * * Maddie Fae was fantastic. * * Actors were fabulous. Binaifer + Shannon were phenomenal! * * Excellent performance. Mom was amazing! * * Wonderful acting! * * I have been to many of your Shakespeare plays, glad I came to this. Casting of parts and acting was just great so much local talent is great. A great play to do I will spread the word. * * Very impressive. The cast was amazing. My first visit to the theater. * * Wonderful acting and production! Thank you all for providing your time and talent. * * It was my first SSITP experience. Great job! * * This was my first SSIP, but not last. * * Enjoyed the play immensely. Will be back. * * I am stunned by the quality of the acting. I am somewhat new to community theatre, and some of these actors I’ve never had the privilege of knowing

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Executive director Ronnie Bell  sings "Happy Birthday" to The Bard on his  454th  birthday!

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Today's Shakespeare Fact

Julius Caesar was performed by Shakespeare's company in 1599 using a combination of togas to depict the Roman men and soldiers and Elizabethan dress to show the only two women in the show: Calpurnia and Portia.

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When did Julius Caesar rule in Rome?

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This is what audience members said about last August's show... 

"The actors, music, dancers, made the Shakespeare experience a joy – It was beautifully directed and the evening was wonderful"

Shakespeare-In-The-Park, August 2017, As You Like It, audience member 

"Great performance, enjoyed their agility to work together"

 Shakespeare-In-The-Park, August 2017, As You Like It, audience member 

Mission of Syracuse Shakespeare-in-the-Park

The mission of the Syracuse Shakespeare Festival Corp., now doing business as Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park, is to bring the beauty, poetry and language of Shakespeare to everyone in Central New York especially school-aged children. We also strive to attract visitors from outside the region to supplement and support the health of the CNY economy.  

We will achieve these goals by presenting high quality productions of Shakespeare plays in period costumes for our two outdoor shows in the Thornden Park Amphitheater in June and August each year. The public is invited to attend the shows for free and encouraged to make donations to ensure the high quality of future productions.  

We will achieve these goals by reaching out to CNY school-aged students through classes, workshops, in-school performances and field trips to Thornden Park based on current curricular needs. We will collaborate with as many community groups and funders as possible to widen and strengthen our productions.  

Contact Us

We love to talk about Shakespeare & Theatre

Feel free to call or 

write us during  business hours. 

Please make an appointment to see us in person because 

we travel among many venues

"Loved this show, really loved this group of actors!"

 Shakespeare-In-The-Park, August 2017, As You Like It, audience member

Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park

350 W. Fayette St., Room 405, SU's Cantor Warehouse, Syracuse, NY 13202, US

(315) 476-1835 OR 315-395-0691

Business Hours

Monday - Thursday: Noon - 10 pm

Fri/Sat/Sun:  By appointment

Showdays: Up to 1 1/2 hours BEFORE curtain and AFTER the show