New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

All-Free N.Y. Classical Theatre: Sheridan's The Rivals

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Carl Schurz Park
East 86th Street & East End Avenue
New York, NY 10128
United States

All performances begin @ 7pm
120 minutes, no intermission
No tickets required!

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All New York Classical Theatre rehearsals and performances are Free and Open to the Public. Outdoor shows are not ticketed and there are no reservations required.

How it works:

The audience follow the actors from place to place as the play moves from scene to scene. An average show covers approximately 3 city blocks over 2 hours. Check out our 3-minute video to see how it works!

The weather:

If the weather looks iffy, check the banner on the top of our homepage for updates on that day's performance.

Tips for attending a production in the park:

1. Wear comfy shoes.

2. Wear clothes you can sit on the ground in. (Or bring a water-resistant blanket * or light stool) 

3. Do mosquitos love you? Bring some bug spray! 

4. We encourage pre-show picnics, but pack something simple that you can quickly pick up and carry during audience moves.

5. Bring water.

6. Bringing a big group? Contact us at
(212) 233-6496 and we can arrange a special talk with Artistic Director, Stephen Burdman!

* Did you know that for a $250+ donation, we'll send you a New York Classical Theatre water-resistant blanket?

For our patrons with physical challenges:

With advanced notice, we are happy to assign a staff member to help guide you along. For more information feel free to contact us before a performance at or call (212) 233-6496. Please note: we need 24 hours to arrange a staff member for your convenience.

We are committed to making your experience as enjoyable as possible.

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