Riverside Shakespeare Festival


Henry V

directed by Adam Knight

June 17 – July 3, 2022


Since its inception in Lower City Park in 2000, the Riverside Shakespeare Festival has served more than 3,000 patrons annually, providing an open and welcoming environment for folks of all walks of life to experience live, professional theatre.
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Plan your visit to Riverside Shakespeare Festival in Lower City Park

200 E Park Rd. Iowa City, IA 52246

Live theatre returns with the annual Riverside Shakespeare Festival!

Admission & Seating: Admission to Shakespeare at Lower City Park is free to all because Riverside believes everyone should have access to the magic and impact of live theatre. No tickets required! If you have any accessibility needs for seating, please email our Patron Services Manager at claire@riversidetheatre.org and we will help reserve the seats that work best for you. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early if you have seating preferences.

Amenities: Restrooms are available in the small building next to the festival stage and are fully accessible. Riverside will provide bug spray for all patrons to use when attending a show – it can be found at the tables where programs are near the theatre entrance.

Parking: There are some accessible parking spaces and other spaces in the lot directly in front of the theatre. The larger lot down the lower park road has a trail that leads directly from the lot to the theatre stage.

Concessions: Concessions are available prior to the performance starting at 6:30 pm. Beer, wine, soda, hard seltzer & cider, water, small snacks, Oasis Street Food, ice cream, and popsicles will be available for purchase. We accept cash and Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express cards.

Pre-Show Activities: The lawn near the festival stage will be full of games! Badminton, checkers, cornhole, frisbees, jenga, and more will be available to play! 30 minutes prior to the performance there will also be the “Green Show” on the side stage – it’s a fun, comedic introduction to the play and to the world of Shakespeare, appropriate for all ages!

Theatre is for everyone; Shakespeare is for all. Whether this is your first time watching a Shakespearean play or you’re a life-long fan of the Bard, welcome and enjoy!