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We try hard to provide updated information, but these showtimes are not official. Please confirm dates/times with the individual theatres via their ticketing pages.

Listings are currently limited to those based in King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston Counties; and slowly expanding west and north (Kitsap, Jefferson, Skagit, and Whatcom counties). The below show listings will be updated as new information is received. If you have a professional, community theatre, dance, or fringe show coming up in Western Washington that’s not listed, please tell us about it.

 

Jun
20
Thu
From the Mississippi Delta @ Tacoma Little Theatre (Tacoma) (PWYC)
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

Based on her memoir of the same title, Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland recounts her 20-year journey from humble beginnings in Greenwood, Mississippi, during the Jim Crow era, her civil rights activism, achieving her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, and celebrating her success as a Pulitzer-Prize nominated playwright. Experience a story of triumph in the face of extreme adversity that expertly weaves through the trials and tribulations of Dr. Holland’s life relayed through the bodies and voices of only three actors, all in tribute to one of America’s unsung heroes. A joyful celebration of survival. Directed by Michelle Blackmon.

Accessibility: Pay-what-you-choose performance on 6/20. ASL interpreted performance on 6/23.

PWYC tickets available for this performance, in person or by phone. Online tickets ($29) here.

 

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

The year is 2065. The sun has exploded, a dystopian nightmare has been realized, and the world has been taken over by aliens. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales aren’t on the best of terms, but decide to put their falling-out behind them for a final reunion extravaganza. From the creators of 2014’s crowd favorite The Vaudevillians, experience the comedy, music, and saucy stylings of two of the Pacific Northwest’s standout entertainers.

Written and performed by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 6/13 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 6/22 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Man of La Mancha @ Valley Center Stage (North Bend) (PWYC)
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm

Man of La Mancha, based on Cervantes’ epic 17th-century novel, Don Quixote, is a remarkable, poignant, moving musical that was one of the first shows to musicalize a piece of historical literature. Set in the context of the Spanish Inquisition, Man of La Mancha is presented as a play-within-a-play.

We encounter historical author Miguel de Cervantes in prison, awaiting trial by the Inquisition. When his fellow prisoners try to take Cervantes’ belongings from him, including his manuscript, Cervantes proposes a trial in which he proves the merit of the manuscript through a reenactment, enlisting his fellow prisoners as characters in his play. Together, they tell the story of the aged Alonso Quijana who believes himself to be a knight errant, names himself Don Quixote, and pursues an obsessive quest to attain an impossible dream. Against all odds, Quixote and his trusty squire Sancho Panza take to the road in a quest to chivalry, and seek out the good and innocent in a world filled with darkness and despair.

Through the story, all the prisoners – at least for a moment – are transformed. The mad Don Quixote may think a windmill to be a giant and a tavern to be a castle, but along the way he also transforms a wretched woman into a beautiful lady – and proves that an old man’s belief can truly make him a knight. Man of La Mancha features such stirring songs as “Dulcinea” and the now-famous standard, “Quest” – more famously known as “The Impossible Dream.”

Pay-what-you-choose performances on Thursdays.

Tickets here.

 

Jun
21
Fri
Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

The year is 2065. The sun has exploded, a dystopian nightmare has been realized, and the world has been taken over by aliens. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales aren’t on the best of terms, but decide to put their falling-out behind them for a final reunion extravaganza. From the creators of 2014’s crowd favorite The Vaudevillians, experience the comedy, music, and saucy stylings of two of the Pacific Northwest’s standout entertainers.

Written and performed by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 6/13 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 6/22 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol. 25: Queer Edition @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – International Dist)
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm

In a vibrant celebration of creativity, diversity, and all things queer, Fussy Cloud is proud to present Volume 25: Queer Edition, an eclectic and extraordinary lineup that showcases LGBTQ+ puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Hosted by the effervescent Tootsie Spangles, Volume 25 features an eclectic lineup of acts created by queer artists from an array of performance backgrounds, including drag, burlesque, and circus. This cabaret-style show offers a wacky and entertaining evening of puppety goodness, including shadow puppetry, multiple crankies (a hand-cranked scrolling screen), toy theater, hand-crafted marionettes, a 25-foot dragon aerial puppet, a giant vulva, and enough queer joy and puppet angst to fill a theatre.

Through the art of puppetry, Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam aims to create a space where artists can express themselves authentically — to share their stories, perspectives, and lived experiences. It provides a place for artists of all genres to experiment with and push the bounds of puppetry, supporting new, generative art that is genre-breaking and utterly entertaining. Produced by Zane Exactly and Cass Bray.

Admission is by donation ($15-$30 suggested).

Tickets here

 

Jun
22
Sat
Monkey & Francine in the City of Tigers – Seattle Opera @ Powell Barnett Park (Seattle – Central Dist) ☀️
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am

This 45-minute opera for youth audiences fuses together folktales from around the world to tell the story of Monkey and his brainy sister, Francine. The siblings must learn to cooperate to escape a hungry crocodile and outwit the greedy Lord of the Tigers. Combining multiple styles of music from Bollywood, Ethiopian jazz, Latin, and classical, this opera shares the timeless message that we all have different strengths, but when we work together, anything is possible.

Music by Kamala Sankaram; libretto by David Johnston; directed by Susan Payne O’Brien; music Directed by Li-Tan Hsu.

This production is appropriate for all ages, especially families with children. Audience members should bring their own chairs or blankets.

Free, non-ticketed event. Storytime at 10am, performance at 11.

Schedule and park locations here

 

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! @ Seattle Rep (ASL interpreted + audio described)
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm

The year is 2065. The sun has exploded, a dystopian nightmare has been realized, and the world has been taken over by aliens. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales aren’t on the best of terms, but decide to put their falling-out behind them for a final reunion extravaganza. From the creators of 2014’s crowd favorite The Vaudevillians, experience the comedy, music, and saucy stylings of two of the Pacific Northwest’s standout entertainers.

Written and performed by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 6/13 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 6/22 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

Want more audio described theatre? See NWTheatre’s complete calendar of audio described performances here.

Want more Deaf-friendly theatre? See NWTheatre’s complete calendar of ASL interpreted and open captioned performances here.

 

Inspired By … (10-minute play festival) – Mirror Stage @ U-Heights (Seattle – U-District)
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

Six playwrights, six directors, six local change-makers, six new plays, 60 minutes of transformative storytelling. A new play festival pairing local playwrights with a mix of Mirror Stage Podcast guests as the inspiration for six new 10-minute plays. The scripts are developed over the course of three weeks, culminating in a week of rehearsals before the debut weekend of new staged reading performances featuring more than 20 local actors.

Location: U-Heights (5031 University Way NE, Seattle)

Tickets (when available) and show info here.

 

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

The year is 2065. The sun has exploded, a dystopian nightmare has been realized, and the world has been taken over by aliens. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales aren’t on the best of terms, but decide to put their falling-out behind them for a final reunion extravaganza. From the creators of 2014’s crowd favorite The Vaudevillians, experience the comedy, music, and saucy stylings of two of the Pacific Northwest’s standout entertainers.

Written and performed by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 6/13 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 6/22 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam Vol. 25: Queer Edition @ Theatre Off Jackson (Seattle – International Dist)
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

In a vibrant celebration of creativity, diversity, and all things queer, Fussy Cloud is proud to present Volume 25: Queer Edition, an eclectic and extraordinary lineup that showcases LGBTQ+ puppeteers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Hosted by the effervescent Tootsie Spangles, Volume 25 features an eclectic lineup of acts created by queer artists from an array of performance backgrounds, including drag, burlesque, and circus. This cabaret-style show offers a wacky and entertaining evening of puppety goodness, including shadow puppetry, multiple crankies (a hand-cranked scrolling screen), toy theater, hand-crafted marionettes, a 25-foot dragon aerial puppet, a giant vulva, and enough queer joy and puppet angst to fill a theatre.

Through the art of puppetry, Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam aims to create a space where artists can express themselves authentically — to share their stories, perspectives, and lived experiences. It provides a place for artists of all genres to experiment with and push the bounds of puppetry, supporting new, generative art that is genre-breaking and utterly entertaining. Produced by Zane Exactly and Cass Bray.

Admission is by donation ($15-$30 suggested).

Tickets here

 

Jun
23
Sun
Monkey & Francine in the City of Tigers – Seattle Opera @ Othello Playground (South Seattle) ☀️
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am

This 45-minute opera for youth audiences fuses together folktales from around the world to tell the story of Monkey and his brainy sister, Francine. The siblings must learn to cooperate to escape a hungry crocodile and outwit the greedy Lord of the Tigers. Combining multiple styles of music from Bollywood, Ethiopian jazz, Latin, and classical, this opera shares the timeless message that we all have different strengths, but when we work together, anything is possible.

Music by Kamala Sankaram; libretto by David Johnston; directed by Susan Payne O’Brien; music Directed by Li-Tan Hsu.

This production is appropriate for all ages, especially families with children. Audience members should bring their own chairs or blankets.

Free, non-ticketed event. Storytime at 10am, performance at 11.

Schedule and park locations here

 

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm

The year is 2065. The sun has exploded, a dystopian nightmare has been realized, and the world has been taken over by aliens. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales aren’t on the best of terms, but decide to put their falling-out behind them for a final reunion extravaganza. From the creators of 2014’s crowd favorite The Vaudevillians, experience the comedy, music, and saucy stylings of two of the Pacific Northwest’s standout entertainers.

Written and performed by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 6/13 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 6/22 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Inspired By … (10-minute play festival) – Mirror Stage @ U-Heights (Seattle – U-District)
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

Six playwrights, six directors, six local change-makers, six new plays, 60 minutes of transformative storytelling. A new play festival pairing local playwrights with a mix of Mirror Stage Podcast guests as the inspiration for six new 10-minute plays. The scripts are developed over the course of three weeks, culminating in a week of rehearsals before the debut weekend of new staged reading performances featuring more than 20 local actors.

Location: U-Heights (5031 University Way NE, Seattle)

Tickets (when available) and show info here.

 

Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: Together Again, Again! @ Seattle Rep (Seattle Center)
Jun 23 @ 5:30 pm

The year is 2065. The sun has exploded, a dystopian nightmare has been realized, and the world has been taken over by aliens. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Winner Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales aren’t on the best of terms, but decide to put their falling-out behind them for a final reunion extravaganza. From the creators of 2014’s crowd favorite The Vaudevillians, experience the comedy, music, and saucy stylings of two of the Pacific Northwest’s standout entertainers.

Written and performed by Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales.

Accessibility: English open captioned performance on 6/13 (evening); ASL interpreted and audio described performance on 6/22 (matinee).

Pay-what-you-choose tickets available for all performances by phone or in person; see info here.

Tickets here.

 

Jun
27
Thu
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Bainbridge Performing Arts @ Bloedel Reserve (Bainbridge Island) (PWYC) ☀️
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

As enchanting as it is playful, this Shakespearean comedy, set in a magical forest near Athens, follows four defiant young lovers, a hilariously untalented group of amateur actors, the austere royal court of Athens, and the magical inhabitants of a fairy kingdom.

The play explores themes of love in its many forms, the thin line between reality and illusion, and the delicate balance of the light and dark sides of desire. As the worlds of humans and fairies intertwine, love, jealousy, magic and mischievous fairies create a dreamscape of confusion, passion and hilarity. But despite the chaos (or, perhaps, because of it) all ends well in this timeless tale, echoing the sentiment that ‘the course of true love never did run smooth. Directed by Elizabeth Allum.

Location: Bloedel Reserve (7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island)

Tickets here

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jun
28
Fri
Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jun
29
Sat
Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jun
30
Sun
Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
2
Tue
Plays on Tap (readings) – Copious Love @ Jules Maes Saloon (Seattle – Georgetown)
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm

Plays on Tap returns with new play readings and events every first Tuesday, now at Jules Maes Saloon. Be a part of this quick and dirty play reading process that provides playwrights the opportunity to hear new works read out loud by professional actors and receive feedback from audiences.

Plays on tap for 2024 include:

Con-Veiled by Ejay Amor (3/5)
Madaling Sabihin (Easy to Say) by Alegra Batara
No More Candy by Mikki Gillette
Welcome to Betty’s Diner by Marcus Gorman
SKIN by Anamaria Guerzon
Peggy by Maggie Higginbothom

Doors at 7, reading at 7:30. Ages 21+

Location: back room at Jules Maes Saloon (5919 Airport Way S, Seattle)

Free admission, no tickets required. Info here.

 

Jul
3
Wed
The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
5
Fri
Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
6
Sat
Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Columbia Park (Seattle – Columbia City) ☀️
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
7
Sun
Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jul 7 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Broad St Lawn (Seattle Center) ☀️
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
10
Wed
The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Richmond Beach Community Park ☀️
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
11
Thu
The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
12
Fri
Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

All’s Well That Ends Well – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ High Point (SW Seattle) ☀️
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Volunteer Park (Seattle – Capitol Hill) ☀️
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Klahanie Park (Sammamish) ☀️
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Seward Park (South Seattle) ☀️
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Jul
13
Sat
Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival @ Volunteer Park (Capitol Hill) ☀️
Jul 13 all-day

A full weekend of theatre on multiple stages in Seattle’s Volunteer Park. All shows are free to attend (donations accepted). Hosted by GreenStage, featuring productions by several local theatre companies.

Schedule (when available) here.

 

Finding Trails: On Wheels – Penguin Productions @ Volunteer Park (Seattle – Capitol Hill) ☀️
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am

Penguin’s Finding Trails festival returns for a 4th year with Finding Trails: On Wheels, centering youth playwrights and directors. Four teen playwrights will develop new short plays inspired by our relationships with public outdoor spaces, all the things with wheels we use in these spaces, and all the ways they’re used. The teams will receive support from eight professional directing and playwriting mentors.

Free, non-ticketed event.

Info here

 

Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jul 13 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Seward Park (South Seattle) ☀️
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Julius Caesar – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ High Point (SW Seattle) ☀️
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Volunteer Park (Seattle – Capitol Hill) ☀️
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Jul
14
Sun
Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival @ Volunteer Park (Capitol Hill) ☀️
Jul 14 all-day

A full weekend of theatre on multiple stages in Seattle’s Volunteer Park. All shows are free to attend (donations accepted). Hosted by GreenStage, featuring productions by several local theatre companies.

Schedule (when available) here.

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Volunteer Park (Seattle – Capitol Hill) ☀️
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jul 14 @ 2:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

All’s Well That Ends Well – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Volunteer Park (Seattle – Capitol Hill) ☀️
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Julius Caesar – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Volunteer Park (Seattle – Capitol Hill) ☀️
Jul 14 @ 5:15 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

First Draft – reading series @ Edmonds Driftwood Players (Edmonds)
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm

With a few rehearsals and minimal staging elements, First Draft readings give audiences an opportunity to experience the sorts of plays not usually included in the Mainstage Season, and to be a part of the development process by participating in post-reading feedback sessions to help playwrights further polish their work. Curated by the members of Driftwood After Dark, the First Draft series presents six to eight staged and directed readings of nearly production-ready scripts for an audience each year.

Reading dates: January 21 (In The Garden by Kirsten McCory); April 7 (Gold by Marcus Gorman); June 9 (TBD); July 14 (TBD)

Series info, show titles (when announced), and tickets (free) here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Volunteer Park (Seattle – Capitol Hill) ☀️
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Seward Park (South Seattle) ☀️
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Jul
17
Wed
The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
18
Thu
The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Lynndale Park (Lynnwood) ☀️
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
19
Fri
Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Lincoln Park (West Seattle) ☀️
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Julius Caesar – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Wallingford Playfield (Seattle) ☀️
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Riverton Heights Park (SeaTac) ☀️
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Camp Long (West Seattle) ☀️
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Jul
20
Sat
Monkey & Francine in the City of Tigers – Seattle Opera @ Othello Playground (South Seattle) ☀️
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am

This 45-minute opera for youth audiences fuses together folktales from around the world to tell the story of Monkey and his brainy sister, Francine. The siblings must learn to cooperate to escape a hungry crocodile and outwit the greedy Lord of the Tigers. Combining multiple styles of music from Bollywood, Ethiopian jazz, Latin, and classical, this opera shares the timeless message that we all have different strengths, but when we work together, anything is possible.

Music by Kamala Sankaram; libretto by David Johnston; directed by Susan Payne O’Brien; music Directed by Li-Tan Hsu.

This production is appropriate for all ages, especially families with children. Audience members should bring their own chairs or blankets.

Free, non-ticketed event. Storytime at 10am, performance at 11.

Schedule and park locations here

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Lincoln Park (West Seattle) ☀️
Jul 20 @ 3:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

We’ll remember your spine, Matr. – Velocity Dance @ Freeway Park (Downtown Seattle) ☀️
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm

Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation’s professional cohort presents an extended embodied listening practice, choreographed by Jasmine Hearn. This showing is a culmination of a week-long experience that bridges practices of dance, movement, and embodied poetics. The performers will listen to the land coordinates of Freeway Park while considering its history and potential future sourcing land and celestial histories of the site’s coordinates.

The creative process centers the prompt, what do I listen to in order to arrive and depart as a keeper of this place and its collective memory? Together with our breathing, stilling, listening, and moving bodies, we will build recipes in response. We will build this moment together. This showing is for audiences of all ages.

Location: Freeway Park (700 Seneca St, Seattle)

Free to attend. Advance registration requested.

RSVP here

 

Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

All’s Well That Ends Well – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Wallingford Playfield (Seattle) ☀️
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Wright Park (Tacoma) ☀️
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Lincoln Park (West Seattle) ☀️
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Jul
21
Sun
Monkey & Francine in the City of Tigers – Seattle Opera @ Highland Park (West Seattle) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am

This 45-minute opera for youth audiences fuses together folktales from around the world to tell the story of Monkey and his brainy sister, Francine. The siblings must learn to cooperate to escape a hungry crocodile and outwit the greedy Lord of the Tigers. Combining multiple styles of music from Bollywood, Ethiopian jazz, Latin, and classical, this opera shares the timeless message that we all have different strengths, but when we work together, anything is possible.

Music by Kamala Sankaram; libretto by David Johnston; directed by Susan Payne O’Brien; music Directed by Li-Tan Hsu.

This production is appropriate for all ages, especially families with children. Audience members should bring their own chairs or blankets.

Free, non-ticketed event. Storytime at 10am, performance at 11.

Schedule and park locations here

 

Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 2:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

All’s Well That Ends Well – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Salmon Bay Park (Seattle – Ballard) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Twelfth Night – GreenStage @ Lincoln Park (West Seattle) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm

Viola, shipwrecked and separated from her twin brother, presumed to be lost at sea, disguises herself as a man named Cesario to navigate the foreign land of Illyria. Caught in a love triangle, Viola (as Cesario) finds herself inadvertently wooing the countess Olivia on behalf of Duke Orsino, while Olivia herself falls for the disguised Viola. As the tangled web of romance unravels, the play culminates in a riotous finale of revelations, reunions, and uproarious laughter, showcasing Shakespeare’s timeless wit and exploration of the complexities of love. Directed by Erin Day.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Julius Caesar – Backyard Bard (GreenStage) @ Salmon Bay Park (Seattle – Ballard) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 4:15 pm

The determined and clever Helena seeks to win the heart of the reluctant Bertram. With wit and ingenuity, she concocts a plan to cure the King of France, earning his favor and the chance to marry the man she loves. But when Bertram flies from her to join the wars Helena must navigate a host of deceptions and challenges in an effort to win him back. Directed by Sarah Stillion.

Backyard Bard presents hour-long, stripped-down productions of Shakespeare’s plays, performed by a small ensemble of versatile actors. Backyard Bard was born out of a desire to bring Shakespeare to smaller parks and new audiences in underserved neighborhoods.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Fallen Angels – Burien Actors Theatre @ Marvista Park (Normandy Park) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm

Fallen Angels, by the English playwright Noël Coward, is a delightful family-friendly romp through the lives of two best friends who find themselves in a bit of a pickle.

Julia and Jane are two happily but complacently married women. When the charismatic Frenchman they had separate flings with before marriage suddenly announces a visit, they panic. As they try to keep their passionate past a secret from their husbands, chaos and hilarity ensue. With Coward’s signature wit and charm, Fallen Angels is a wild ride of champagne-fueled antics, love, and laughter. Directed by Rachel Rene.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater (Olympia) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Lincoln Park (West Seattle) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
24
Wed
The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ☀️
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

Jul
25
Thu
Finding Trails: On Wheels – Penguin Productions @ Mural Amphitheatre (Seattle Center) ☀️
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm

Penguin’s Finding Trails festival returns for a 4th year with Finding Trails: On Wheels, centering youth playwrights and directors. Four teen playwrights will develop new short plays inspired by our relationships with public outdoor spaces, all the things with wheels we use in these spaces, and all the ways they’re used. The teams will receive support from eight professional directing and playwriting mentors.

Free, non-ticketed event.

Info here

 

Henry VI, pts 2 & 3 – GreenStage @ Lynndale Park (Lynnwood) ☀️
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm

A continuation of Henry VI part 1, Shakespeare’s chronicles of the Wars of the Roses. England is embroiled in political turmoil as the ineffectual King Henry VI struggles to maintain control amidst growing dissent and power struggles among nobles. The rise of the ambitious Richard, Duke of York, sets the stage for a bloody conflict for the throne, as factions vie for supremacy and betrayal lurks at every turn. Amidst treachery, ambition, and shifting allegiances, the fate of England hangs in the balance, with the crown as the ultimate prize in a brutal game of power. Directed by Zanne Gerrard.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.

 

The Two Gentlemen of Verona – Wooden O @ Issaquah Community Center ☀️
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm

Put into an elegant court far from home, what do best friends do? Fight over the same girl, of course! Status, friendship, and true hearts collide in this comedy of impulsive love. There is no smooth course to growing up, but with disguises, songs, and a bit with a dog, this story will chart a path straight to your heart.

During the summer months, Seattle Shakespeare Company presents free, outdoor performances of classical plays in parks throughout the Puget Sound region. Grab a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy some free Shakespeare in the parks.

Free, no tickets required. Donations after the performance are welcome. Seating in the parks is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Info and schedule here

 

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Or So It Would Seam – String & Shadow Puppet Theater @ San Juan Fairgrounds (Friday Harbor) ☀️
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm

For its summer 2024 West Coast tour, String and Shadow Puppet Theater presents Or So It Would Seam: A Giant Puppet Fable For All Ages.

String and Shadow is a theater company based in Olympia. Each summer, they create a giant outdoor touring puppet show that weaves together a variety of puppetry styles, circus arts, and original music. With copious amounts of cardboard, fabric, and paper-mache, String and Shadow’s worlds of fantasy and fable aim to pluck at the strings of universal wonder, innocence, and joy.

Free, non-ticketed event; donations welcomed.

Schedule and park locations here.