Help support accessible theatre without spending an extra cent!

Do you shop at Fred Meyer or Do you dine out sometimes or shop online?

Then you can support PAE year-round without spending an extra cent!

How can I help?

Educational Outreach

Bring a professional (yet very affordable) Shakespeare program to your child’s school! We present four different programs of under an hour each to fit into the school schedule.  Learn more and contact us about a booking at your school.

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Make a Donation

Only through the generous donations of our audiences are we able to offer Shakespeare-in-the-Parks year after year. Your donation will continue this treasured Portland tradition.  Thank you!



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The Play’s the Thing, since 1970.  We are proud to be one of the longest-operating theatre groups in the city. Forty-five seasons is a lot of free theatre.  See pictures from old shows, find out about the casts and crews, and learn more about our history and mission here.


Information on individual shows, synopses, cast and crew information, tips for attending outdoor Shakespeare, FAQ’s, and weather policy.  If you have questions about a show, look here first.

Keep Shakespeare Free!

See how you can help this Portland summer tradition grow and thrive.  By helping to spread the word, inviting friends and family, volunteering, joining the Friends of PAE, purchasing some cool PAE swag, making donations, or even shopping as you normally do, you can make a difference.

Get Involved

Volunteer, invite folks to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, join the board of directors, take part in shaping the future of free Shakespeare-in-the-Parks.  There are many ways to be a part of bringing accessible theatre to your community.

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