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137 Star Starred
Griffith Park's Old Zoo
Next to the Merry-Go-Round and the Wilson Harding Golf Course 4730 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027
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Bring really comfortable seating, because it's a long evening sitting on the ground. Also, it's pitch black after so make sure you have a light to get back to the parking lot.
Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival 2014 info Jul 25 2014 star this tip starred
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You are sitting on the grass, so bring a blanket and I would also bring a pillow. By the end of the evening my behind was a bit tired. Can't bring chairs if you are planning to sit near the stage.
Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival 2014 info Jul 21 2014 star this tip starred

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34 reviews
-26 stars
attended Aug 08 2010

I have supported Independent Shakespeare for several years now, and I have always been impressed with their work, particularly with their limited budget, unique performance space, and, heck, with Shakespeare, who's difficult to get right under the...continued

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13 reviews
27 stars
attended Aug 19 2010

I enjoyed the reserved seats for Gold Star!!!! The actors delivered a great performance. Take a pillow for the ground. Although it was a free event, I left a donation. At first, I took the wrong detour. When you enter into the park from Los...continued

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4 stars
attended Aug 22 2010

I went to Othello as well last month.

Both performances were GREAT! The actors are really, really good. Make sure to bring your own blanket (and even a seat cushion). And since the restrooms do not have soap/water, definitely bring some...continued

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The service fee does not go to the Independent Shakespeare Co.  If you enjoy this production and would like to help support this free program, please make a donation at the event or via their website.


After six seasons in Barnsdall Park, Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC) is moving its summer festival of free performances to Griffith Park.

In 2009, despite diminished funding, the festival played to its largest audience ever: nearly 12,000. Audience members were routinely turned away due lack of space.

The new site in Griffith Park (at the Old Zoo) can hold twice as many people; is a beautiful and quiet spot; and is readily accessible to plentiful, free parking.

There is no seating at the site. Please bring a blanket to sit on. It is also very cool when the sun goes down. Dress warmly!