Wednesday – Saturday Performances
6:15 pm – Gates Open
6:50 pm – Shakespeare Orientation
7:05 pm – Comedy Pre-Show
7:30 pm – Performance
Sunday Performances (Family Night!)
4:45 pm – Gates Open
5:20 pm – Shakespeare Orientation
5:35 pm – Comedy Pre-Show
6:00 pm – Performance
There is so much to do at the Summer Festival!
Picnicking on the Grounds
Bring a picnic and dine during the Summer Festival pre-show entertainment. Remember seating is general admission, so bring on your own blanket or lawn chair. And if you don’t have time to pack a picnic, a selection of sandwiches offerings from Janssen’s Market will be available.
If you have a particularly lush spread, let us know and be entered to win the Janssen’s Market Picnic Contest. We’ll take a picture of your picnic, and post it on social media with other entries each week. At the end of the run, our favorite picnic will be selected as champion! You win Shakespearean bragging rights, along with a gift card to Janssen’s and free tickets to the 2024 Summer Festival.
40 minutes prior to showtime. Two actors from the production offer insight to the evening’s play and production choices.
25 minutes prior to showtime. Members of Delaware Shakespeare’s College Apprentice Program perform an original comedy sketch inspired by the summer production.
Members of Delaware Shakespeare’s High School Internship Program rove through the crowd engaging smaller groups of audience members with sonnets and interactive Shakespeare-themed games.
Only on Family Nights (Sundays). Bring your children early to enjoy various Shakespearean-themed arts and crafts at our Children’s Activity Tent. Tent remains open during the performance!