We do our best to avoid canceling in advance, as summer storms come and go quickly and can be difficult to predict.
The show may continue through light wind or rain. In cases of extreme incoming weather or if lightning strikes within 10 miles during a performance, the performance is canceled immediately and rain vouchers are issued. If a performance is canceled after it begins, we will attempt to transfer you to another available performance – or offer you a voucher for a future performance.
Delaware Shakespeare may delay opening the grounds if lightning is reported in the area before a scheduled performance. No patrons will be admitted to the performance area less than 30 minutes after the last reported lightning strike. On Sundays, if storms appear to be clearing the area, curtain time may be delayed as much as 60 minutes. Due to the technical set-up of this year’s events, we are not able to delay curtain times of Thursday-Saturday performances.
If we do have to call off the show entirely for the night in advance or before the start of the main performance, we will announce the news on Facebook or website. Advance ticket holders will be contacted by email, and they can move their tickets to another show or a request a refund.
Check our Facebook page for any necessary weather updates on the day of a show.
Below are the current conditions at Rockwood Park in Wilmington, Delaware.