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“I love to hear people tell me that they came to SDP with their parents 40 years ago, and today they’re bringing their own children to SDP.”

– Saul Elkin, SDP Founder

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Photo Credit: Christopher Scinta

When you’re looking for fun entertainment on a warm summer night, what do you? If you’re like most people in our community, you go to Shakespeare in Delaware Park!


Because you know that you’ll enjoy high quality, professional theatre and a magical outdoor experience that only SDP can deliver! And you also know that it will be FREE!

SDP will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2015! Your contributions have helped make SDP one of the most beloved Buffalo summer traditions for 40 years! We are so grateful to you for supporting our committed team of actors, directors, production staff and technical crew.

Thanks to you, SDP has touched the lives of (literally) millions of people over the last 40 years! SDP is now 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. And, SDP is counting on your support so that we can continue to deliver free, professional outdoor theatre for the next 40 years.

In the past 40 years SDP has…

  • Entertained an estimated 1.5 million people.
  • Provided educational experiences for thousands of local children.
  • Become a special tourist point of interest.
  • Remained FREE for everyone to enjoy!

Your gift is extremely important to SDP because it provides resources that make an immediate impact. Your gift will be used right away to benefit our 40th anniversary season by supporting activities for Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night including: set and costume design, casting talented actors, and ensuring that we have the finest production and technical staff.

Please consider making as generous a gift as you can. And, in support of our 40th anniversary, consider adding an extra

$40.00, $4.00, or even 40¢ to your annual gift.

SDP is committed to remaining a beloved community tradition – for you, for your loved ones, for every person in our community. Please help to make this possible with your contribution.

Your donation will make a world of difference. We promise you.

Thank you so much for your help!




Saul Elkin                                                                           Lisa Ludwig

Founder/Artistic Director                                                   Managing Director

PS – Remember to save the date for our 21st Annual Fabulous Feast – Saturday, March 28th, 2015.


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