Park It Here: Seattle-Area Parks Shows You Can Still Catch

There’s still a little bit left of summer — and a few of those free park shows that are theatre’s summer trademark. These shows are all free, with no reservations required, so grab your blanket and snacks and just show up.  

For view by date, see NWT’s Outdoor Shows calendar here



Backyard Bard: Comedy of Errors
Backyard Bard: Cymbeline
Henry VI, part 1
Romeo and Juliet
Through today  

GreenStage’s Shakespeare in the Park takes its final bows of the season today, with a quadruple-feature at Lower Woodland Park (near the zoo). Its shorter works kick off the afternoon, and both of its longer features round out the evening. Bring plenty of sustenance and make a day of it. Info here.


Seattle Opera

Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World
Through this weekend  

Start off the morning with this short opera designed for young audiences, in both English and Spanish, about the famous early 20th century Mexican painter. This show is presented mornings at 10am, with shows at Highland Park (today, in West Seattle) and Powell Burnett Park (tomorrow, in the Central District). Info here.


Whim W’Him 

Pop-Up Performances
August 16-23  

The dance company brings free, community-oriented pop-up performances to parks all around Seattle, from Ballard to Lake Washington. Schedule and info here.


Burien Actors Theatre

Good Morning Bill
August 20 

P.G. Wodehouse’s adaptation of a Hungarian comedy heads to Mount Vernon in this local spin. Presented at various King County parks, with one show remaining at Des Moines Beach Park. Info here.


For outdoor shows by date, in and outside of Seattle, see NWT’s Outdoor Shows Calendar. Includes shows up the peninsula, on Whidbey Island, in-town parks shows, and more. 


Chase D. Anderson is Editor & Producer of NWTheatre.org.