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Shakespeare in the Park ~ King Lear

October 1 - October 15

- $15 – $27

Depicting a once great ruler’s descent into madness, King Lear is one of the most powerful tragedies ever staged. King Lear has ruled for many years. As age overtakes him, he divides his kingdom amongst his children. Misjudging their loyalty, he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power that had defined him. Lear is faced with the harsh reality that the daughter he has banished is the only one that can save him and his kingdom from destruction.

Performances take place at the Samuell-Grand Amphitheater (1500 Tenison Parkway Dallas, TX). Our park allows for outside food and is BYOB friendly. Please note that you’ll be seated outdoors on our lawn, we recommend bringing a lawn chair or blanket for seating.

Entry Times

For our fall show, performances begin at 8:00pm and gates will open at 6:45pm for season subscribers, 7:00pm for groups and advance sales, and 7:30pm general admission.

Performance times are approximately 1hr 45 minutes long.


Samuell-Grand Amphitheatre features is located at 1500 Tenison Avenue in Dallas, TX, and there are several parking areas near and around the theatre. Gated, monitored parking close to our entrance gate is $7 per car. There is no charge to park on the street. Annual parking passes are also available for purchase for $20. The option to add a single or annual parking pass will be available when you make your online ticket or subscription purchase.


You’ll be enjoying our performance on the lawn! We encourage guests to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Guests are expected to honor the following arrangement: low-back chairs in the front and high-back chairs in the back. Blankets can be placed in either section, but arrive earlier if you want to adjust location for best sight-lines. We also have sand chairs available for rent at our Shoppe. For covered seating on a concrete floor, we offer VIP Pavilion seating available for purchase.

Food and Alcohol

Patrons are more than welcome to bring outside food. You may also arrange for a pre-show food delivery with DoorDash or UberEats. We are not responsible for locating you in the audience if your food is delivered after the show begins.

We’re also BYOB! Adults 21+ may bring beer and wine to the park. Please note, however, that we do not permit the consumption of hard liquor on our property.


For the safety and comfort of all visitors, pets are not allowed in the park. Only working service animals assisting their owners will be admitted. If you have a well-behaved dog who loves Shakespeare, we allow canine patrons on select evenings. Please check our social media pages for announcements on Bark in the Park nights! Or, email us at info@shakepearedallas.org.

Wheelchair and Accessibility

We have ADA compliant seating at the Samuell-Grand. Please see a staff member or volunteer if you need help determining the best route for a wheelchair.

Refunds and Exchanges

Shakespeare Dallas has a strict no refund policy, except for the over-charging of goods and services (for example, purchasing 2 tickets and being charged for 4). Our tickets are flexible, so you’re always able to use the ticket you’ve purchased for another night.  In the event of a weather-related cancellation of a show, rain checks are issued so that our patrons may have every opportunity to see another performance. Refunds may only be issued for show cancellations during the last weekend of performances.

While it is usually sunny and breezy at the park, weather conditions in North Texas can change rapidly. No performance will be canceled due to weather prior to show time. The decision to delay or cancel a performance will be made no later than 30 minutes after curtain/start time nightly (approx. 9:15pm for summer performances or 8:30pm for fall performances). Our social media pages will be updated with the most recent information available on cancellations.


October 1
October 15
$15 – $27
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Shakespeare Dallas
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Samuell-Grand Park
1500 Tennison Parkway
Dallas, TX 75223 United States
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