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King Lear in Central Park
August 6, 2014 9:31 PM   Subscribe

Has anyone stood on line for free tickets for Shakespeare in the Park recently? How bad are the lines? How early should I get there?
posted by islandeady to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
the past few times i did it a friend got there around 8am and i joined her at 9am. the folks near the front of the line got there crazy early like 5am. we played cards and waited about 3.5 hrs for the ticket distribution.... i think if you show up after 9am there may be a risk of not getting a ticket. you could also try the lottery online too.
posted by cristinacristinacristina at 10:48 PM on August 6


As this staffer explains, if you are past "the rock of hope" you are probably too late. As it's more popular later in the run, you may need to get online outside central park at 3 am.
posted by Sophont at 11:51 PM on August 6 [1 favorite]


I was there Sunday, got there about 7 a.m., and was pretty well on the safe side of the "rock of hope."
posted by Jeanne at 4:33 AM on August 7 [1 favorite]


You have to be there by seven at the latest most days.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 5:13 AM on August 7


We got there at 6am to be totally safe and we were fine. We made our peace with hanging out on line all day and got deli breakfast delivered to the line (which I still find hilarious).
posted by blue_bicycle at 9:31 PM on August 7


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