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*Reservations are required for all paid and free pods.*

NIGHTLY SCHEDULE
6:30 p.m. – Shakespeare Glen & Box Office open
8 p.m. – King Lear
10:45 p.m. – Performance ends

About Your Reservation

  • Each reservation is for one pod which seats up to six guests. The pods are 10’ x 10’ in size and spaced six feet apart.
  • Reservations must be made in advance unless otherwise noted for a performance.
  • Check-in will be contactless and throughout the Glen. Guests should be prepared to show tickets on their smartphone to be scanned.
  • Masks are required for entry (ages 9 & up) regardless of vaccine status and must be worn when moving in the Glen outside a pod.
  • All are welcome, but we encourage guests who are not vaccinated or high-risk to consider their own safety when choosing to attend.

Read the full list of COVID-19 safety measures here.

Make A Reservation


BOX OFFICE:
info@stlshakes.org
(314) 287-3348

POD TYPES & AVAILABILITY
Although reservations are required for entry this year, the Festival remains committed to keeping our performances accessible to all. Free pods reservations (more than 75% of total reservations) will be available the week of a performance, while pods available for purchase are available now. Guests who choose to secure a paid pod in advance directly support the Festival’s ongoing mission inspired by the Shakespearean tradition of art for all.

$50-60 – Premium Blanket (SOLD OUT)
Front row center in the blanket only section, closest to the stage! Pods fit up to six guests. No chairs allowed, please bring your own blankets.

$120-$150 – Premium Seated (Now Available, some performances sold out)
Central seating behind the Blanket only section includes preset chairs for six guests.

$300-500 – VIP (Now Available)
Best seats in the house for up to six guests. Includes VIP parking, complimentary Schlalfy six-pack and six preset chairs.

FREE (Available week of only!)
Reservations for free pods will open every Monday at noon for the coming week.  Quantity limited to one per household. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Pods nearest the stage are BLANKET ONLY and labeled on the map.

MAY 31: Free pods released for June 2 – 6 (excluding June 4)
JUN 7: Free pods released for June 8 – 13
JUN 14: Free pods released June 15 – 20 (excluding June 17)
JUN 21:  Free pods released for June 22 – 27

Want to bring a group? Learn more.


ACCESSIBILITY
For questions about accessibility or to request assistance please contact Allie Magee at allie@stlshakes.org or by phone ‪314.287.3348.

MindsEye Radio will provide audio descriptions on Thursday, June 10th.

ASL Interpretation will be provided Wednesday, June 16th (Please email to reserve pods in advance)

RAIN/EXCHANGE POLICY
Guests should check social media and our website for up-to-date information in the event of inclement weather.

It is always our hope to perform, so the decision to hold or cancel the show is rarely made before showtime (8 p.m.) In the event of bad weather, the performance may be delayed up to an hour. No refunds or exchanges are available if the show goes on after a delay.

If a performance is canceled, refunds and exchanges for PAID POD reservations will be available through the box office beginning the following morning at 9:00 a.m. Location will be based on availability. FREE POD reservations will not be available for exchanges. Guests may check the website or contact the box office by phone or email to inquire about availability.


F.A.Q.

WHAT ARE THE PODS LIKE?
Each pod is 10’ x 10’ and will be clearly marked and labeled. Up to six people are allowed per pod. Bring your chairs and blankets with plenty of room to spread out.

WHAT ARE THE PRICES OF THE PODS?
The majority of the pod reservations are free. For the limited number of paid pods, prices range $50-$500. Prices vary based on weekday vs. weekend performances. Each pod seats up to six guests.

CAN I RESERVE MY POD IN SHAKESPEARE GLEN?
All reservations must be made prior to guests’ arrival in Shakespeare Glen. Click here to make your reservation now.

WHAT ARE THE FOOD & DRINK OPTIONS?
Guests are allowed to bring in outside food and drink. Check back soon for onsite services.

WHO CAN ATTEND?
Everyone is welcome! Unvaccinated and higher-risk guests should consider their safety first, before attending. COVID continues to be present and highly contagious in our region.

CONTENT WARNING
King Lear includes mature themes including depictions of physical violence and gun violence. Contact the box office with any questions.

ARE PETS ALLOWED?
Well-behaved and leashed pets are welcome and do not count towards your six-person pod limit.

IS THERE ANY PRE-SHOW ENTERTAINMENT?
Unfortunately, to limit contact between staff, artists and guests during the event there are no pre-show activities.

Have a question not answered here? Email Allie at allie@stlshakes.org.

Parking & Directions

Shakespeare Glen

Shakespeare in the Park, Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, MO, USA

There is ample free street parking in Forest Park along Fine Arts Drive. Handicapped spaces are available at the corner of Fine Arts Drive near the Box Office Tent and in the Festival VIP/Saint Louis Art Museum’s east surface lot.

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