Shakespeare On The Green is a family and pet friendly outdoor experience. Each summer we produce two plays that run in repertory for three weeks, plus much much more! Shakespeare On The Green offers activities for kids, forums for adults, a Towne Square full of great food and souvenirs, and even a contest for pets! Come early to get a great seat on the lawn (blankets and folding chairs encouraged. No tarps, please.). The fun starts at 6:00 PM.
For your convenience, below are answers to the questions we receive most frequently.
How much are tickets?
We do not sell tickets for Shakespeare on the Green. It is created as an admission-free event. We do however, ask for a $10-$20 minimum goodwill donation at the door to offset the costs associated with creating the event and to help keep it accessible for everyone year after year.
When does the performance begin?
The play will start at 8:00 PM, but events and activities start as early as 6:00 PM.
Click HERE for the full list of activities.
How long is the play?
The performance runs roughly two and a half hours. Between Acts in each play there is one fifteen minute intermission (included in the two and a half hours).
Where can I park?
Parking is available all over UNO's campus. Arrive early for the best spots or become a member for reserved parking!
Are there Souvenirs/ Concessions?
Yes. Towne Square, located near the entrance to the park, offers dinner options and an assortment of ShakesGear for purchase.
When should I arrive?
We recommend arriving early to get better parking, pick your spot on the green, and take part in the full On The Green Experience. You may also lay out blankets (no tarps, please) prior to arrival for the performance as early as 12:00 PM.
What should I bring?
We recommend bringing a blanket or chairs, bug spray, taking advantage of our food vendors, or packing a picnic! Click HERE for our Menu
Can I bring alcohol?
Yes. While alcohol is not sold by Nebraska Shakespeare, audience members (of legal drinking age) are permitted to bring wine or beer to the event.
Bug Spray? Are there Bugs?
We utilize an eco-friendly bug spray throughout the park prior to each week of performances, but still recommend bringing some for personal use.
Can I bring children?
Shakespeare On The Green is intended to be family (and pet) friendly, including interactive activities for children prior to performances. Children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult at all times.
What about Weather?
In case of inclement weather, a cancellation decision will be made 15 minutes prior to the performance. If inclement weather develops during the performance, a short "hold" or delay will be announced.
Are there Makeup Performances?
Nebraska Shakespeare does not reschedule performances cancelled due to inclement weather. Every effort will be made to inform our audience of cancellations via the local media, on our facebook page, and on twitter.