Frequently Asked Questions

Theatre

Where are you located?

Our main summer production takes place in Pinkney Park at 177 Rowayton Ave in Rowayton, CT. Our offices are at the Rowayton Community Center, 33 Highland Ave.

 

Where do I park?

Parking for our summer production is at Old School Field on Witch Ln 

What time does the park open?

The park and box office open at 4pm, at which time you’re welcome to put down your blanket or purchase tickets

 

Are there bathrooms in the park?

Yes, there are porta-potties located in the park, as well as a wheel-chair accessible bathroom at the house.

 

Can I bring food? Is there food there?

Picnicking before the show is a time-honored SOS tradition and is highly encouraged! Be prepared for an actor to steal a piece of cheese! A list of local restaurants can be found on our visit page.

Can I bring alcohol? Is there alcohol there?

You can absolutely bring alcohol into the park, but please drink responsibly. ““Good company, good wine, good welcome…”

Is there wheelchair accessibility?

Yes, there are spaces reserved for those with wheelchairs. Please contact us in advance so we can accommodate your full party.

 

Do I need to bring my own chair/blanket?

General admission tickets do not include chairs or blankets. VIP tickets include a high or low-back chair.

 

What time should I arrive?

General Admission tickets are first come, first served. The park opens at 4 with a rush to place blankets, so arrive as early as you can. VIP tickets include a reserved seating location.

 

Can I sit anywhere?

Seating sections are roped off in the park, please see the seating chart for your reference.

 

Is there late seating?

Late arrivals will be allowed in at the discretion of the front of house staff.

 

Performance

Is the play suitable for children?

Children are welcome to all performances. There will be a disclaimer for shows that might depict anything unsuitable for children of a certain age. There will be a pre-show geared toward children for all performances.

 

Will I be able to understand the plays?

We take great pride in producing Shakespeare that will be accessible for all, that is engaging and clear to everyone. A synopsis will be included in the program and on our website. There will be a pre-show performance by our apprentice company that tells the story in 30 minutes, which will familiarize you with the plot, themes, and characters.

 

Where do your actors come from?

All of our actors are professional actors from all across the country. Our casting is done out of New York City, but also hold local auditions. All are welcome to audition.

 

How long is the play?

Most of our summer productions run 2.5 hours. Check out each show’s page for their runtime.

 

Tickets

How much are tickets?

General Admission (no reserved seating) tickets are $25, $10 for students and seniors, free for children 12 & under. VIP (reserved seating) tickets are $60 for low or high-back chairs.

 

How do I purchase tickets?

Tickets are available for purchase in-advance on our website or over the phone. Tickets are also available for purchase in the park beginning at 4pm.

 

Do I need to purchase tickets ahead of time?

No, you are welcome to arrive anytime before 7:30 to purchase tickets. We encourage purchasing in advance to guarantee your seat.

 

What are the box office hours?

The in-person box office is open from 4-7:30 Tuesday-Sunday in the park.

 

Is there a student/senior rate?

Students and seniors are $10 for general admission tickets.

 

Are kids free?

Children 12 & under receive free general admission tickets.

 

What is your refund/exchange policy?

All ticket sales are final, no refunds will be issued. If you cannot attend on the night you purchased tickets for, exchanges can be made by contacting the box office.

 

What if the show is canceled due to weather?

If a show is canceled or cut short prior to intermission due to inclement weather, you are welcome to exchange your ticket for another performance. If you are unable to attend another performance, contact the box office for a refund.

 

Education

Do you offer any classes throughout the year?

Absolutely, we offer workshops, tours, and other educational programming year-round. Check out our education page for more information

Do you have summer camps?

We do! We offer summer performance and training camps for ages 7-15.

What else do you do for kids?

We have an educational tent in the park with a host of activities for kids of all ages. There is also a pre-show, the mainstage in 30 minutes for kids ages 1-99.

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Where Shakespeare Lives Now!

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