Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park is committed to keeping the thrill of theatre alive with the artists and audience members who live in the Berkshires by presenting free, outdoor Shakespeare bringing together audience members, actors, designers, and technicians to our community.

Founded by Berkshires-based theatre artist and educator, PSP was launched in the summer of 2014 with A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Springside Park. PSP returned in 2015 with Romeo and Juliet in a new venue, the performance pavilion on the First Street Common. More than 5,000 people have enjoyed PSP’s free productions since its inception, fast becoming an annual tradition.

Production History

2019 - Much Ado About Nothing

This small-cast romantic comedy was presented on the First Street Common August 15–August 25.

2017 - Twelfth Night

This delightful comedy was seen on the First Street Common July 20–August 6.

2016 - The Tempest

This magical romance performed on the First Street Common July 21–August 7.

2015 - Romeo and Juliet

Seen by 3,500 people July 16–August 2 on the First Street Common.

2014 - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Our first production played July 17–27 at Springside Park.