Free Shakespeare in the Park: Hamlet

Event has passed (Sat Sep 16, 2017 - Sun Sep 17, 2017)
Main Parade Post
02:00 PM
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September 2 (Preview), 3 (Opening), 4 (Labor Day), 9, 10, 16, 17, all performances at 2 pm
Civil War Parade Lawn, Main Post
Bring a blanket and enjoy an outdoor performance of a beloved favorite. This year the SF Shakespeare Festival celebrates 35 years of free and accessible Shakespeare performances and presents Hamlet for the first time. Set in Denmark in 1559, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet is called to wreak upon his uncle, Claudius, by the ghost of Hamlet's father, King Hamlet. Claudius had murdered his own brother and seized the throne, also marrying Gertrude, his deceased brother's widow.
Please note the following list of items that are allowed and prohibited at the event:

Blankets and picnic baskets are welcome.

The show producers have low-to-the-ground legless deck chairs for elderly/disabled if an attendee did not bring one and needs one (note: these don’t always work well for all elderly/disabled).

You can bring your own chair, but we request that you locate it to the side or rear of the lawn in consideration of fellow attendees.

Shade structures (umbrellas, pop up tents, pup tents) are not allowed.


  1. Main Parade Post

    Montgomery Street, Main Post, San Francisco, CA