Barefoot Shakespeare Company

Barefoot Shakespeare Company, now in its eleventh season, is dedicated to the vibrant and immersive production of free, outdoor Shakespeare in the heart of Manhattan’s Central Park. Our mission is to bring the works of William Shakespeare to life, making them accessible to all, while infusing a modern perspective that reflects our contemporary world and delves into our recent history. We cherish our relationships with our audiences, actively encouraging their participation in our productions, seamlessly erasing the boundaries between spectator and participant. Beyond our acclaimed outdoor performances, Barefoot engages in producing dynamic Shakespearean events, including the popular “Unrehearsed: Shakespeare for Sports Fans!” We also extend our reach by offering engaging school workshops and participating in various events, enriching our community through the enduring magic of Shakespeare.