Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to purchase tickets?

All Wooden O performances are free and open to the public. You do not need to purchase tickets.

Do I need to make reservations?

No. 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.

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 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.

Will there be Wooden O merchandise?

Yes. Each summer we have different set of merchandise available for a nominal donation. Please check in with the site manager for the current summer’s offering.

Can I make a donation?

Yes. We heartily encourage donation at the parks with cash or check, or online. Individual donations help Wooden O provide free Shakespeare to the region.

Are the shows appropriate for all ages?


Can I bring my dog?

Please check with the individual park you plan on attending as rules differ at each venue.

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.