“Summer in Buffalo = Shakespeare in the Park. A must see!!!” -SDP Audience Member
“I love attending the performances in the park. This is one of the cultural events that makes our city a great place to live.” -SDP Audience Member

It was just a few short months ago that Shakespeare in Delaware Pak (SDP) was performing outdoors on warm summer nights for you and so many others in our community to enjoy. Sharing a meal with your family and friends, enjoying the beautiful park view with the sun setting behind the stage while you watch FREE live theatre – there is no question that the SDP experience is one-of-a-kind in Western New York! When you attend an SDP performance, you are not just a member of the audience…you are an integral part of this very special Buffalo summer tradition.

As our 40th Anniversary year comes to a close, we are looking ahead to the next 40 years with excitement and anticipation! Thanks to the funds raised through our special capital campaign, SDP will have a new stage for the 2016 season which will offer a better theatre experience and more artistic flexibility for our audience…for you!

Now, more than ever, your annual contribution is essential to SDP. Your gift will be used to support our 2016 regular season activities for A Winter’s Tale and The Taming of the Shrew including:

  • set and costume design
  • casting talented actors
  • the finest production and technical staff
  • educational programs for youth and adults

All of this will ensure that we can provide another magical summer experience for you!

Thanks to people like you, SDP has touched the lives of (literally) millions of people over the last 40 years. SDP is the second oldest and one of the largest outdoor Shakespeare festivals in the country, but SDP is still YOUR community theatre. We exist to serve you and your loved ones – to provide entertainment, tradition, memories and fun.

Please join us and support SDP’s annual appeal today. Thank you in advance for your generosity!



S.Elkin                         LaLaSign                                                                                                                                     

Saul Elkin                                Lisa Ludwig

Founder/Artistic Director      Managing Director


PS – Remember to save the date for our 22nd Annual Fabulous Feast – Saturday, April 9th, 2016 – Voted Best Long-Standing Fundraiser by Buffalo Spree Magazine.



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