Due to the continuing uncertainty presented by the COVID-19 public health crisis, Del Shakes has postponed its production of The Tempest, originally planned for Summer 2020, until Summer 2022. CLICK HERE for more information. Stay tuned for more information about socially-distanced summer programming!
Wednesday – Saturday Performances
6:15 pm – Gates Open
6:50 pm – Shakespeare Orientation
7:05 pm – Comedy Pre-show
7:30 pm – Main Festival Performance
Sunday Performances (Family Night!)
4:45 pm – Gates Open
5:20 pm – Shakespeare Orientation
5:35 pm – Comedy Pre-show
6:00 pm – Main Festival 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 on your own blanket or lawn chair.) If you don’t have time to pack a picnic, a selection of sandwiches from Janssen’s Market will be available.
- Show Orientation
- 40 minutes prior to showtime. Two actors from the production offer insight to the evening’s play and allow time for a question and answer session with the audience.
- Comedy Pre-Show
- 25 minutes prior to showtime. Members of Delaware Shakespeare’s College Apprentice Program perform an original comedy sketch inspired by the summer production.
- Wandering Bards
- 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.
- Children’s Activities
- 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!