Do I need to purchase tickets or make a reservation?
All Wooden O performances are free and open to the public. You do not need to purchase tickets or make a reservation. However, we do recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before the start of the show to secure a good spot on the lawn.
What should I bring?
We recommend bringing a blanket or a chair. If you do bring a chair, we ask that you sit towards the back of the audience area so as not to block the view of those sitting on the ground.
These performances are outdoors, so you may want to bring personal care items like sunscreen, bug spray, or drinking water. Temperatures can cool during the performance so an extra layer is recommended.
Can I make a donation?
Yes! We heartily encourage donations at the parks with cash or check, or online. Individual donations help Seattle Shakespeare Company provide free Shakespeare to the region. For more information about donor levels and benefits, please click here.
Will there be Wooden O merchandise at the park?
Yes! As a token of our gratitude, anyone who donates $10 or more in the park will receive a custom-design enamel pin featuring the likeness of William Shakespeare lovingly depicted in our Wooden O 2017 season poster. (See if you can spot him in the full poster!)
Also, the first 100 donors at a level of $100 or more can take home a limited edition 11 x 14 fine print of the Wooden O 2017 poster. Please note: This frame-worthy poster art will only be available this summer to the first 100 donors at the $100 level!
Please check in with the site manager for more details.
Are the shows appropriate for all ages?
Will there be concessions/Can I bring food?
There are no concessions at Wooden O performances. You are more than welcome to bring food to the venue, but we do ask that you pack out everything that you brought to the park.
Can I bring my dog?
Please check with the individual park you plan on attending as rules differ at each venue.
Other Basic Policies
Cell phones and pagers are disruptive to actors and audiences. Please turn them off.
Sound and video recordings are prohibited during the performance.
Please be courteous to your fellow patrons and refrain from smoking in the audience. If you wish to smoke, please do so outside the perimeter of the audience area.
Will shows be cancelled if it rains?
Summer weather in the Northwest can be unpredictable, but we believe the show must go on. Please be prepared whether it means sun block and drinking water or jackets, blankets, raingear and umbrellas. If an audience is willing to sit in the rain, the show will go on. If the rain develops into thunder and lightning, we will cancel the show.