Plan Your Visit
Shakespeare On The Green is a family and pet friendly outdoor experience. Each summer we produce two plays that run in repertory for three weeks, plus much much more! 

Shakespeare On The Green offers activities for kids, forums for adults, a Towne Square full of great food and souvenirs, and even a contest for pets!

Come early to get a great seat on the lawn (blankets and folding chairs encouraged. No tarps, please.). 
The fun starts at 6:00 PM.

We do not sell tickets for Shakespeare on the Green. It is created as an admission-free event for the community. We do however, ask for a $10-$20 minimum goodwill donation at the door to help offset the costs associated with creating the event and to help keep this Nebraska tradition accessible for everyone year after year.

Members: To place your seating/parking reservation, please call (402) 280-2391 on or before noon on the day of the performance you are attending.  Click HERE to learn about becoming a Member

Group Reservations:
Shakespeare On The Green is not only a family (and pet) friendly event, but great for groups.  Looking for a group outing for your office or organization? Call 402-280-2391 to reserve a spot On The Green.
It's still FREE!

Those wishing to reserve "Buckingham's Palace" tented party area can call 402.280.2391 for more information.

First Time to Shakespeare On The Green?
Be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions and 
visit our Current Season page to see all the event has to offer!

Shakespeare On The Green is located in Elmwood park, accessible from the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus. The entrance to the park is adjacent to Parking Lot "M" (South of the bell tower).

From the East, exit I-480 W at the 30th street exit, EXIT
Turn left (crossing Dodge) onto University Drive East/S 60th Street. Turn right at the four-way stop onto University Drive South.  2B, toward Dodge St.  Turn left onto Lincoln Blvd (0.1 miles). Turn right onto US-6 W/Dodge Street (2.6 miles).  Turn slight right just past Happy Hollow onto the access road to cross Dodge onto the University campus.

From the North, exit I-680 S at US-6, EXIT 3, toward W Dodge Rd/Boy's Town (0.2 miles). Merge onto US-6 E via the exit on the left (3.9 miles). Turn right onto S 67th St/University Drive West.

From the West, exit I-80 E onto I-680 N via EXIT 446. Take the US-6/W Dodge Rd exit, EXIT 3, toward W Dodge Rd/Boy's Town (0.2 miles). Merge onto US-6 E via the exit on the left (3.9 miles). Turn right onto S 67th St/University Drive West.

From the South, merge from I-29 N to take I-80 W toward Omaha (Crossing into Nebraska). Take the 60th Street exit, EXIT 450. Turn right onto S 60th Street. Continue through Elmwood Park. Turn left onto University Drive South.  

Parking is available (unless otherwise marked) in any of the surface lots as well as in the East and West garages on UNO's campus.  Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to find better parking. 

Dinner On The Green:
Come join us for sensational performances, delicious food in Towne Square, and surroundings that are comfortable and festive. It’s the perfect destination for a memorable date or an exhilarating celebration!

With an assorted menu in a beautiful park surrounding, it’s the perfect place to plan a picnic, plus arriving and parking early makes the evening hassle-free.

Towne Square is open to the public before all performances starting at 6:00 PM and at intermission.  You may also bring your own picnic items.


Weather Policy:
In case of inclement weather, a cancellation decision will be made 15 minutes prior to the performance. If inclement weather develops during theperformance, a short "hold" or delay will be announced.

Nebraska Shakespeare does not reschedule performances cancelled due to inclement weather. Every effort will be made to inform our audience of cancellations via the local media, on our facebook page, and on twitter.

Bringing Children to Shakespeare On The Green:
Shakespeare On The Green is intended to be a family event, including activities for children and pets, but parents may still wish to research the plays' themes or contact Nebraska Shakespeare to determine suitability.

We ask that parents work to ensure that children do not disrupt the experience of those surrounding them.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times and all audience members must remain in the seating area once the sun has gone down.