Our next show is built around... You

Can you guess when we'll announce our new season?

HINT: It has something to do with Shakespeare!

The Next Show: The 24 Hour Show

The 24 Hour Show Starring... YOU...

  • Which job will you choose?
  • 8 hours for the writers to create a show on a given topic 
  • 8 hours for the director to create & plan a concept for the script 
  • 8 hours for the actors & director to rehearse the show 
  • Coordinated by Lynn King & Anne Childress 
  • All meet @ 8 pm on Fri. April 13th
  • Show on Sat. Apr 14, 2018 @ 8 pm
  • Cantor Warehouse Theatre, 350 W. Fayette St (behind the "Advance" sign) on Washington St.
  • FREE admission, pay-what-you-will-donation

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KIDS 2018 is Open for Registration

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.

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 "Scrooge Meets Shakespeare's Ghosts"

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 Great*  Perfect*  Wonderful*  Excellent job*  Great play/show!**  Amazing lyrics!**  

Very nice/great job everyone** 

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Very cute interpretation! **  Amazing show!!*  Loved it! **  Caesar's Ghost was our favorite!* Great- thanks for a fine evening*  The music was wonderful- beautiful job!*  I loved the setting and the interaction with the audience.  It was a lot of fun to watch.  The lyrics were great!*  It was great!  Both our grandchildren love the stage- we loved the show!*  Stephen (Fred), Liz (Fan) and Rebekah (Witch) were my favorites!*  Loved the story and loved the message of all the songs.  Awesome.*  Fantastic performance.  Loved the singing.  Loved Simon Moody and Bella*  Beautiful.  I even shed a few tears... that's how I know it was good.*  We look forward to all of your productions!  So happy to see Bella as a director. Hope we get to see her act again soon.*

Current Deals and Specials

Watch this space for discount codes and special deals...  Amazon is tripling its donation rate to us from March 12 through the 31st on your 1st AmazonSmile purchase

Wrap-up your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/01-0758900 and Amazon donates 1 1/2% of your purchase amount to Syracuse Shakespeare Festival Corp., the corporate name for SSITP

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Executive director Ronnie Bell and Production Board member Anne Childress presented SSITP history, stories, tidbits and performance pieces along on Tuesday 12/19/17 for 100+ retired teachers at a NYSUT RC7 luncheon.  It was a SMASHING success!

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"Great acting! It made me feel like I was in the story"

Shakespeare-In-The-Park, August 2017, As You Like It, Audience Member 

" Great production! Rosalind did a excellent job!"

Shakespeare-In-The-Park, August 2017, As You Like It, Audience Member  


Can you select the three trees the director picked to use in "As You Like It" in August 2017?

Choose the correct three out of the ones shown below and you could win a free ticket to August: Osage County, Feb 9-11 and 16-18, 2018.


Please email your answer to bell444@gmail.com All email entries must be received by January 31, 2018.  If more than one person selects all three chosen then we will draw the winner randomly from the correct answers.  

"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