General Information


SDP performances run Tuesdays through Sundays from mid-June through the third week of August. Dates vary by year.

All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. EST. It is best to arrive at least a half hour prior to the start of the show.

Performances are held on Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park next to Hoyt Lake and behind the Rose Garden, off Lincoln Parkway near the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.

What to Bring

You may bring lawn chairs and/or blankets. The area closest to the stage at the bottom of the hill is reserved for blankets only, the top of the hill allows for blankets and chairs.

You may bring food, beverages, etc.  All we ask is that you respect the beautiful park and dispose of your garbage.


The safety of our audience and actors is our first priority. Weather conditions change quickly through our area. We will hold the show if we think it the rain will pass or cancel the show if the weather is severe. In the case of heavy rain or lightening storms, we will cancel the performance.
We normally never cancel a show before 6:30pm.

The best way to know if a show is cancelled due to weather is to follow us on Facebook. Decisions are typically made after 6:30pm or close to curtain.