A Midsummer Night's Dream closes today!

Don’t miss the final perfomance on Labor Day!

September 1, 3PM at Reed College Performances on the lawn south of Eliot Hall.  See the schedule pages for a map. Plenty of good shade!


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Educational Outreach

Bring Shakespeare to your School during the 2014/2015 school year.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream, Now Playing

45th annual Shakespeare-in-the-Parks
Closing Weekend is here.

August 30  Reed College           RAINED OUT
August 31  Reed College           3 pm
September 1 Reed College          3 pm

See the show schedule for specific locations within the parks.


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Only through the generous donations of our audiences are we able to offer Shakespeare-in-the-Parks year after year. Your donation will continue this treasured Portland tradition.  Thank you, Boxy!

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45th Annual Shakespeare-in-the-Parks:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 12 – September 1, 2014

Directed by Douglas Lay

All Shows are FREE

Saturday and Sunday afternoons, unless noted, plus Labor Day


The Play’s the Thing, since 1970.  We are proud to be one of the longest-operating theatre groups in the city. Forty-five seasons is a lot of free theatre.  See pictures from old shows, find out about the casts and crews, and learn more about our history and mission here.


View calendar events for the 2014 season, information on individual shows, synopses, cast and crew information, tips for attending outdoor Shakespeare, FAQ’s, and weather policy.  If you have questions about a show, look here first.

Keep Shakespeare Free!

See how you can help this Portland summer tradition grow and thrive.  By helping to spread the word, inviting friends and family, volunteering, joining the Friends of PAE, purchasing some cool PAE swag, making donations, or even shopping as you normally do, you can make a difference.

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Volunteer, invite folks to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, join the board of directors, take part in shaping the future of free Shakespeare-in-the-Parks.  There are many ways to be a part of bringing accessible theatre to your community.

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2014 Show Schedule