Join The Orlando Shakes Family For A Day Of Free Festivities, 8/18

Join The Orlando Shakes Family For A Day Of Free Festivities, 8/18Orlando Shakes invites the Central Florida community to join them for their 6th Annual Open House on Saturday, August 18 at 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Guests may RSVP for this free event now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).

Orlando Shakes' Open House will celebrate the beginning of the theater's 30th Anniversary Season. With ongoing activities and exclusive sneak peeks, guests are welcome to stay the whole time or drop in when they can.

The event's festivities include:

  • An exclusive sneak peek of an In the Heights open rehearsal

  • An in-depth discussion of the world of new plays and hear snippets from potential, upcoming shows

  • A behind-the-scenes backstage tour

  • Sound and lightning demonstrations led by the theater's brilliant production team

  • Coloring, crafts, and storytime

  • One-time-only discounts on tickets, exclusively at the theater

Parking Alert
A limited number of free parking spaces are available directly in front of the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Alternate parking may also be found at various free lots, along Mills Avenue, or in paid garages within walking distance.

Celebrating its 30th Season, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF, produces classic, contemporary, and children's plays. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Managing Director PJ Albert, Orlando Shakes is one of the region's most acclaimed professional theaters, garnering national recognition from The Wall Street Journal, "Spectacular and satisfying...Broadway-quality...impressive...come to Florida and plunge yourself in..."

With ambitious, high-caliber productions like 2018's Twelfth Night and Shakespeare in Love, and 2017's The Great Gatsby and Man of La Mancha, the Theater continues to provide an innovative world-class theatrical experience to its guests, while showcasing William Shakespeare's legacy as the cornerstone of the company. Orlando Shakes also offers immersive educational programming that serves Central Florida schools and the local community at large.

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