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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 (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.

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

VIP $300-500 (Some night sold-out, limited quantities remain)
Best seats in the house for up to six guests. Includes VIP parking, complimentary Schlalfy six-pack and six preset chairs.

Free (Available Online Beginning May 31)
Reservations for free pods open every Monday at 12:00 p.m. CT  beginning May 31 – online only. 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

If you have questions or concerns, please: email: or call the Box Office phoneline 314-287-3348.