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Pod Types & Availability

Although reservations are required for entry to Shakespeare Glen this year, the Festival remains committed to keeping our performances accessible to all. A select number of pods per performance will be paid but the majority will be completely free. Guests who choose to reserve a paid pod in advance of general sales directly support the Festival’s ongoing mission of providing free Shakespeare in the Park.

Premium Blanket $50-60
(Available May 3)
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.

Premium Seated $120-$150
(Available May 3)
Central seating behind the Blanket only section includes preset chairs for six guests.

VIP $300-500
(Available May 3)
Best seats in the house for up to six guests. Includes VIP parking, complimentary Schlalfy six-pack and six preset chairs.

(Available Beginning May 31)
Reservations for free pods open every Monday at 12:00 p.m. CT  beginning May 31. Quantity limited to one per household. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Pods nearest the stage are BLANKET ONLY and labeled on the map.

  • Week 1: June 2 – 7 (excluding June 4) released on MAY 31 @ Noon CT
  • Week 2: June 8 – 18 released on June 7 @ Noon CT
  • Week 3: June 15 – 20 (excluding June 17) released on June 14 @ Noon CT
  • Week 4: June 2-27 released on June 21 @ Noon CT

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