Shakespeare in the Park performances

Shakespeare in the Park performances return to a park near you this summer.


Summer is almost here, and that means Shakespear-in-the-Park season is right around the corner! Our absolutely killer team is ready to bring you a Hamlet that’s bigger and better than ever – touring over 40 parks across Ottawa and beyond, this Torchlight is going to be our hottest one yet. There will be PUPPETS, there will be SWORDFIGHTS, and there might even be a SCARY GHOST !? All we’re missing now … is you!

You can find us in a park near you on our calendar below.

About the Show

Returning home to attend her father’s funeral, Hamlet discovers that another ceremony has already taken place: the marriage of her mother to her uncle. That’s right, her dead father’s brother. When Hamlet is visited by her father’s ghost demanding that she avenge his murder, Hamlet begins to wonder – is it she who has gone mad or everyone around her?

Join the Fools this summer as we delve into the depths of the human experience and have a few laughs along the way. Whether you’re a Shakespeare nerd or this is your first foray with the Bard since high school, our Foolish take on Hamlet has something for everyone.

Run Time: A cool 90-minutes


Shows taking place in and around Rideau-Rockcliffe:

July 3 at 7 pm in Strathcona Park in Sandy Hill - preview performance (address is 25 Range Road)

July 10 at 7 pm in Strathcona Park in Sandy Hill - grand opening show

July 15 at 7 pm in New Edinburgh Park

July 17 at 7 pm in Strathcona Park in Sandy Hill

July 22 at 7 pm at Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Avenue

July 26 at 7 pm at Nault Park, 333 St-Denis Street in Vanier

July 31 at 7 pm at Strathcona Park in Sandy Hill

August 7, 14 and 21 at 7 pm in Strathcona Park in Sandy Hill


For the completes schedule, please visit

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