Young Park is a lovely tree-lined grove, nestled just south of the University of Nebraska-Omaha Bell Tower and the home of Shakespeare On the Green. 

Show up early (or set your blankets as early as 12:00 PM) to get the best seats and join us before the play for great food, pre-show entertainment, activities, and more! 

 Ladies Night - Friday, June 21 | 6:00 PM
As part of our Female Forward 2019 season, Ladies Night On The Green is a time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

Bring your women's organization, co-workers, and/or the other amazing women in your life to the Green to represent and support female-led theatre!

 Hamlet Opening - Thursday, June 27 | 6:00 PM
Hauntings, betrayal, family-ties, self-exploration, love, war - this play has it all! Nebraska Shakespeare's production will embrace the theatricality and rich storytelling of the play, giving new insights into this famous story like never before.

 Family Night - Saturday, June 29th | 6:00 PM
 Join us for a night of face-painting, sword-fighting, costumes, and activities perfect for the younger Shakespeareans, in addition to delicious food, live music, and Shakespeare's iconic play, Hamlet!

 Educators Night - Tuesday, July 2nd | 6:00 PM
Teachers work hard throughout the year and this night is about appreciating those efforts! Wear your school apparel, bring your team for group seating, and you teacher ID for Educator-only discounts on food and beer.

 Late Night Hamlet - Wednesday, July 3rd | 8:00 PM
Join us for a special, one-night-only, after-dark showing of Hamlet. Come early at 8:00 PM to claim your spot and grab food.  The performance starts at 10 PM.

 Friday, July 5th | 6:00 PM
Don't let that patriotic outfit you just bought go to waste! Keep the Independance Day party going at Shakespeare On The Green!

6:00 PM

Camp Shakespeare Indoor Performances (July 5, 6, and 7)
Watch some of our youngest Shakespeareans "speak the speech" as Camp Shakespeare performs some of the bard's best scenes.

Join us in our Founder's Towne Square for Food, Friends, and Souvenirs

Souvenir Booth
"can one desire too much of a good thing?" -As You Like It IV.1
Get your Shakes-Gear: T-shirts and other favorite items.

Information Booth.
"I would not wish any companion in the world but you." -The Tempest III.1
Become a Member, learn more about Nebraska Shakespeare, or enter in a raffle to win great prizes such as Handmade Quilts generously donated by the Omaha Quilter's Guild and their Helping Hands Committee and a trip for two to Chicago.

Dinner on the Green
"Strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends." -The Taming of the Shrew I.2

Head to the Shakesperience tent for interactive activities for kids and kids at heart.

Mayflower Mobile Art Gallery (#MaMoGallery)
Benson First Friday's unique mobile gallery is created from re-purposed semi trailer. Come check out work by local visual artists prior to the performance!

6:25 PM

Shakespeare On The Page; Winning Sonnets
Hear the winning sonnets from the annual Anne Dittrick Sonnet Writing Contest!

6:30 PM

Scholars Forum
Meet the artists and scholars who create our summer productions at Scholars Forums, held nightly.

7:00 PM

Opening Band
"if music be the food of love, play on." -Twelfth Night I.1

Camp Shakespeare Performances On The Green (July 5, 6, & 7)
Following their indoor debut, see the Camp Shakespeare performances On the Green.

7:40 PM

The Shakespeare Rundown!
Our brand-new onstage synopsis performed by members of the Nebraska Shakespeare acting company - in five minutes or less! All the key points and need-to-know information about the characters and locations performed at break-neck speed.

8:00 PM

Start of the Performance!
June 20 - 23, July 5, 7:

June 27 - 30, July 2, 3*, 6: