Shakespeare in the Park comes to Riverfront this summer

13 free performances planned for summer 2021

Media: Fianna Dickson, 435.1866. Riverfront: 311 or 509.625.6600

Friday, July 9, 2021 at 12:39 p.m.

SPOKANE - City of Spokane Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce a partnership with the Spokane Shakespeare Society (S3) to bring Shakespeare in the Park to Riverfront this summer for family-friendly, free community performances.

S3 will present their inaugural season in Riverfront with two productions. Shows begin at 6:30 P.M. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and 2 P.M. on Sundays. Seating begins 30 minutes prior to curtain.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare and directed by Dr. Amanda Cantrell and Jamie Suter will have eight shows in August: August 6, 7, 8, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29 (2021)
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield and directed by Jessica Loomer will have five shows in September: September 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, with a potential extension into October for the Fall Festival (2021)

Friends and families can gather, bring their lawn chairs or blankets, pack a picnic or enjoy food from Riverfront restaurants, and enjoy a night of professional theatre under the stars while reveling in the last of the summer season. All seating will be open seating, however, large groups may reach out to S3 to discuss the best options for ensuring your group can sit together.

Current season sponsors are being sought, and organizations who wish to demonstrate their support for this season can connect with the executive director. Spokane Shakespeare Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is always looking for ways to connect with community partners to expand their service to the community. For more information, visit