Most theater companies might go dark for summer, but that doesn't mean you can't get your fix. Just head outside, where the summer Shakespeare companies fill our parks with all nature of princes, lovers, faeries, and hucksters. Pack a picnic and make sure to always keep a blanket in your car, you never know when you might come across Romeo wooing Juliet across the Laurelhurst pond.

These are the main summer companies, and a rundown of their summer schedule is broken down by locale below. Last updated July 21.

Bag & Baggage | Original Practice Shakespeare Festival | Portland Actors Ensemble | Post 5 Theatre | Portland Shakespeare Project | Willamette Shakespeare

Portland Parks
All shows are free.

Laurelhurst Park

  • July 24 at 7 pm—Comedie of Errors, OPSF
  • July 25 at 7 pm—MacbethOPSF
  • July 26 at 2 pm—As You Like It, OPSF
  • July 26, 7 pm—Henry IV Part 1, OPSF
  • July 26 & 27 at 3 pm—A Midsummer Night’s Dream, PAE
  • Aug 24 at 1 pm—As You Like It, OPSF

Columbia Park

  • Aug 3 at 6 pm—A Midsummer Night’s Dream, PAE

Fernhill Park

  • July 27 at 1 pmMuch Adoe About Nothing, OPSF
  • Aug 9 & 10 at 3 pmA Midsummer Night’s Dream, PAE

Gabriel Park

  • Aug 16 & 17 at 3 pmA Midsummer Night’s Dream, PAE
  • Aug 9 at 2 pmTaming of the Shrew, OPSF

Lents Park

  • Aug 17 at 2 pm—Taming of the Shrew, OPSF

Mt. Tabor Park

  • Aug 10 at 2 pm—Taming of the Shrew, OPSF

Washington Park

  • Aug 23 & 24 at 3 pm—A Midsummer Night’s Dream, PAE

Woodstock Park

  • July 17–26, Thu–Sat at 7 pmAntony & Cleopatra, PAE

Theaters

Bag&Baggage's La Dolce Love's Labour's Lost
Bag&Baggage's La Dolce Love's Labour's Lost

Bag&Baggage at Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza, Hillsboro, OR

  • Love's Labour's Lost
    (with inspiration from Federico Fellini’s masterpiece La Dolce Vita)
    July 24–Aug 9, Thu–Sat at 7:30 pm,
     $18

Portland Shakespeare Project at Artists Repertory Theatre

  • The Tempest
    July 9–Aug 3, Wed–Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2 pm, $20–30

Post5 Theatre at Milepost5

Anon It Moves & String House Theatre at Zoomtopia

  • Hamlet
    July 25–Aug 23, Fri & Sun at 7:30 pm, Sat at 2 pm, $15
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
    Jul 26–Aug 23, Thu & Sat at 7:30 pm, $15

College campuses
All shows are free.

Marylhurst University

  • Aug 2 at 6 pm—A Midsummer Night’s Dream, PAE
  • Aug 16 at 7 pm—Taming of the Shrew, OPSF 

Reed College

  • Aug 30 & Sep 1 at 3 pm—A Midsummer Night’s Dream, PAE

Worth a Trip
All shows are free.

Esther Short Park Vancouver, WA

  • Aug 15 at 6:30 pm—Taming of the Shrew, OPSF

Montinore Estates - Forest Grove, OR

  • Aug 8 & 9 at 7 pm, Aug 10 at 6 pm—Twelfth Night, WS

Nehalem Bay - Nehalem, OR

  • Aug 1 at 7 pm—Henry IV Part 1, OPSF
  • Aug 2 at 7 pm—Taming of the Shrew, OPSF 

Ponzi Vineyards - Sherwood, OR

  • Aug 15 & 16 at 7 pm, Aug 17 at 6 pm—Twelfth Night, WS

Stoller Vineyards - Dayton, OR

  • Aug 1 & 2 at 7 pm, Aug 3 at 6 pm—Twelfth Night, WS
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