Free Shakespeare is Riverside Theatre's premiere event. It brings together celebrated artists from Eastern Iowa along with professionals from across the country. It provides Shakespeare’s plays at no charge for all who wish to see them. Last year, local families and first-time theatregoers joined longtime Riverside patrons and visitors from all over the state for summer evenings full of great language and memorable theatre in the park.
Shakespeare belongs to us all.
Riverside's Free Shakespeare in City Park makes high quality, professional theatre accessible to the community regardless of age or income. In order to make Free Shakespeare more accessible, we have identified a need for upgraded assistive listening devices, transmitters, and professional audio description for attendees with hearing and vision loss.