Shakespeare in the Park returns to Riverfront this summer

2022 show schedule

Parks & Recreation: 311 or 509.755.2489

Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 10:24 a.m.

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

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


  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and directed by Jeffrey Phillips Christiansen will have eight shows in July: July 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31
  • Goodnight, Desdemona (Good Morning, Juliet) by Ann-Marie McDonald and directed by Megan Wiltshire will have eight shows in September: September 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, with a potential extension into October for the Fall Festival.

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 S3 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

For more information about the performances and sponsorship, please contact Dr. Amanda Cantrell, or at 509.379.8377.